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Title: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: J_Kieviet on July 25, 2010 10:19:18 AM
Gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=363980.0)

Swap name:Advent calendar swap 2010
Craftster member who is organizing this swap:J_Kieviet
Sign-up date range:July 25th - August 25th
Date to send item by: November 1st

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional):25, if more I will need a co-organizer

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

Additional Age requirement?

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
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

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 16 years old: YES/NO
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES/NO
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES/NO

Details of swap:

The Advent swap is a huge swap with lots of responsibility and trust. You are to send your partner a gift to open each day of Advent, December 1 - 24. And a slightly larger gift or stuffed stocking for Chrstmas day. Included in each gift should be a daily inspirational quote, maybe a joke, recipe, that kinda thing. You can number the gifts so the recipient knows which one to open which day, or let them choose which one they want each day.

No members with multiple negative comments will be permitted as this is a major swap.

If you wanna join, please pm me the following:
Which monetary category you would like to be in:

$40 and under (before shipping)
$40 to $80 (before shipping)
$80 and up (before shipping)

Willing to ship international? yes/no

What country do you live in?

What level of communication with your partner do you want?
- High - check in daily or several times a week
- Medium - check in once a week, minimum
- Low - check in less than once a week, but at least once every 2 weeks

I will post a questionaire closer to the closing date so that partners will be able to gather information.

Answers to the questions that have come up:
Hi everyone, I'll answer all above questions:

1: Overseas partners: October 1st is deadline for surface (lots of things can be made in advance, if you don't mind paying the extra funds for air, you could mail by October 31st.  

2:the actual calendar: the calendar can be made out of any materials you choose but shoud help your partner  keep track of how many days until Christmas

3:the gifts: not every gift needs to be crafted, I would say of the 24 gifts, 6 crafted by you, 6 crafted by others (purchased at craft fairs and such, 6 kits (purchased or made) for your partner to make themselves, and 6 items purchased that share a little bit about the place you live, or supplies to be used for crafting.  I hope that helps, feel free to keep the questions coming.  Candy is also a nice touch.


last years gallery - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=329510.0
...

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap
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 or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO)
ADD OTHER SWAP SPECIFIC QUESTIONS HERE...
Favorites:
1. candy
2. color
3. hot beverage
4. cold beverage
5. fragrance
6. dessert
7. hobbies
8. tv show
9. snack
10. way to relax
11. movie (Christmas or otherwise)

Questions:
1.) What is your shoe/sock size?
2.) Do you wear accessories in your hair?
3.) Do you prefer one type of Christmas music over another? ie-> Country, Contemporary, Gospel, etc.
4.) Which state would you like to visit?
5.) Is there a hobby you'd like to try?
6.) Do you like homemade gifts?
7.) What, if anything, do you collect?
8.) Would you enjoy items to pamper yourself such as bath items, mani/pedi sets, etc.?
9.) Chocolate...dark or milk or white or YES!!
10.) Do you wear jewelry?
11.) Do you bake?
12.) Do you like old-fashioned candy like ribbon candy, filled hard candy, etc?
13.) Is this swap for you alone, or would you like to include your family?
14.) Do you have pets?
15.) What is your favorite toy from childhood?
16.) Do you believe in Santa?
17.) Do you use candles? If so, what kind and scents do you like and dislike?
18.) Do you entertain during the Christmas season? If so, is there anything that you may want that you could use at your next gathering?
19.) What colors do you usually use in your house for Christmas?
20.) Is there anything that you wish not to receive?
21.) When you think of Christmas, what are 3-5 happy things that come to your mind?
22.)What kinds of things can you make for your partner?



IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide (https://www.craftster.org/swapsinfo.html) to find other rules about participating in a swap.

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

PARTNERS

green = sent
purple = both have recieved
red = contact me immediatly
orange = sending late with communication
blue = partner has recieved
R=Recieved

CANADIAN PARTNERS
Gatheredthreads - Jackie K
USA PARTNERS

MIsocci74 - guadiknight
amazing_784 - kmac-R
darkladymajesta - stefanieGK
sloanlaw  - nikimac(R)
yzzilnoaj - princessblueberry

UK PARTNERS
Gspinn - Zkatom
Angelicus - Jadore-le-rose
MiLady - Purple_girl
BoyceMachine - uluru

USA - CANADA PARTNERS:)
mom2em - J_Kieviet


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: BoyceMachine on July 25, 2010 11:48:11 AM
This sounds amazing!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: sarahj2001 on July 25, 2010 12:04:52 PM
Hm....time to think about Christmas already!  Too early...this sounds like a fun swap.  I'll probably sign up closer to the end when I have a swap spot open!  :) 


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: jadore-le-rose on July 25, 2010 12:14:08 PM
I LOVE the sound of this swap, but it is a huge commitment and I know that I won't be able to sign up unless other people from the UK do, otherwise the postage cost will be huge! I can't believe I'm thinking about Christmas already!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: seeuudee on July 25, 2010 12:27:54 PM
What a fantastic swap, but I second your feelings Jadore. I am in the UK too and think that international shipping could get very pricey. I am definitely going to think about this one!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: BoyceMachine on July 25, 2010 12:53:55 PM
I think I will sign up for this one...it seems like a biggy but think of all the extra pressies you'll get at Christmas too!   ;D

Plus, I'm in Scotland so it means more UKers to keep the postage down.   :D


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: jadore-le-rose on July 25, 2010 12:59:04 PM
I'm so glad there are other UK swappers interested, that makes me so much more tempted! I don't know if I can resist signing up now!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: J_Kieviet on July 25, 2010 01:52:14 PM
last year I swapped with Holistic Knitter, and to keep costs down, we planned to ship really early, and made lightweight, foldable items! 


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: lvl0rg4n on July 25, 2010 02:09:25 PM
Oh man.. I really want to do this. I'm definitely going to have to think about it.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: littlefawnpug on July 25, 2010 04:32:37 PM
Hmmm...this sounds like a fun swap.  I probably wont sign up until the questionaire for partners are posted though.  That way I can look it over and contemplate how I want to fill it out.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: darkladymajesta on July 25, 2010 05:42:08 PM
I have always been afraid to do swaps like this because I never think my crafts are good enough for christmas presents. I mean, regular no pressure added crafts are great. But christmas present crafts eek! I am trying to do a completely DIY family christmas this year so I would be remiss if I didn't include my craftster family. I will totally sign up for this swap. :D I would definitely prefer a US partner because it means I can spoil them rotten... but getting presents from far away seems so cool too. Decisions, decisions. Can you tell I am excited? LOL


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: princessblueberry on July 26, 2010 03:29:02 AM
I'm signing up!!!  I started collecting boxes for my advent calendar (both through swaps here and making them myself like 4 years ago) and now that my oldest wil be almost three this Christmas I'm hoping to have a finished set this year so I can start using them...I've only got 6 more to make before Christmas...

Each one has a different nativity scene or picture of Madona & Child...they range in size of a postage stamp to 8x8inches...a peak at some of the craftster portion of my calendar box collection:







Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: Angelicus on July 26, 2010 03:47:26 AM
What a lovely collection and idea princessblueberry - they are honestly gorgeous. Imight suggest that to my mum, as I'm sure it would be something she would like

I'm thinking hard about this one - I think I will be swayed into doing it. I'm glad that there are other UK/European people joining, ad the postage will gt very expensive - I was in the stocking stuffers swap last year and that was fairly pricey. If the postage is cheaper, I would also be able to spend more on the actual gifts. Also, if anyone did this last year, how much did you personalise the gifts? I'd like to, but I'm quite a slow crafter and september will be quite a big month for upheaval as I'll be starting a new school - it would be good to havesome of the stuff out of the way by then. Alternatively, I don't suppose any UK/European swaper is interested in partnering now so that we/I can get started sooner?


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: MissingWillow on July 26, 2010 04:07:36 AM
This sounds lovely!  I'm seriously considering.  Love the box collection! 


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: Gspinn on July 26, 2010 10:01:51 AM
I am really interested in this swap. I need to talk to my fiance about it, but since there is a long crafting period it would be really fun. I told him I would lay of swaps for a while, but he loves Christmas so much he might just go for a swap like this one.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: SimplyFabulous! on July 26, 2010 10:44:00 AM
I'm so conflicted, lol!  Would love to do this, but I think I will wait a bit before I sign up.  My youngest will be going off to school this year so I'm hoping to start a new job.  I just don't want to stretch myself thin! 

Princessblueberry, those are gorgeous!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: darkladymajesta on July 26, 2010 07:01:54 PM
I was thinking about making reusable bags for all of the advent presents. I want to make some for myself too so we don't have to buy wrapping paper every year, such a waste. If you were my partner would you mind if one of the days was a set of bags that they could wrap their presents in? I would number the bags with their tags to they could be reused as they got closer to christmas. Since they are simple to make I probably wouldn't count them anyways but I want your thoughts on the matter ;)


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: koalascout on July 26, 2010 07:23:17 PM
will have to keep an eye on this one and see if i can fit it in or if a get a spot open



Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: princessblueberry on July 26, 2010 11:23:39 PM
I was thinking about making reusable bags for all of the advent presents. I want to make some for myself too so we don't have to buy wrapping paper every year, such a waste. If you were my partner would you mind if one of the days was a set of bags that they could wrap their presents in? I would number the bags with their tags to they could be reused as they got closer to christmas. Since they are simple to make I probably wouldn't count them anyways but I want your thoughts on the matter ;)

Reusable bags are a good idea!  I made them for all the gals in my family (Mom, 2 sisters, MIL, SIL and 2 nieces) made them so they could double a shopping bags or project/toy bags afterward.  Another idea are the furoshiki...they have tons of tutorials online how to use them to wrap and carry different shaped items


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: Angelicus on July 27, 2010 04:13:16 AM
I love the idea of paper bags....and thanks for the tip off about furoshiki, they look really gorgeous.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: udhillb on July 27, 2010 05:49:55 AM
Ooooo so tempting! I will definitely sign up when I have a spot open! Can't wait!

I love that advent Idea! I even have an advent calendar idea!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: BoyceMachine on July 27, 2010 07:21:07 AM
My questionnaire is in!   ;D  Come on other UK crafters...lets keep our postage down together!   ;)


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: zkatom on July 28, 2010 11:13:00 AM
This swap was awesome last year!  I am definitely thinking about joining.  I had such a hard time waiting to open the gifts, but it was totally worth it! 


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: uluru on July 28, 2010 11:34:06 AM
I'm a UK-er and tempted. Hmm...


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: BoyceMachine on July 28, 2010 03:31:34 PM
I'm a UK-er and tempted. Hmm...

Aw...come on uluru...yeah, it's a lot of crafting but think of all the lovely things you'll get in return!  It'll be amazing! You know you wanna.  ;)


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: darkladymajesta on July 28, 2010 06:02:08 PM
I am so happy I signed up :D I can't stop looking at the lovely gallery. Oh and I am in the USA so please other people sign up, I don't want to have to keep my presents small so they can be sent overseas LOL


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: princessblueberry on July 28, 2010 11:48:22 PM
I am so happy I signed up :D I can't stop looking at the lovely gallery. Oh and I am in the USA so please other people sign up, I don't want to have to keep my presents small so they can be sent overseas LOL

I'm USA too...rainy Alaska (I've been told I'm overseas by some companies when I try to order online but at least the USPS has their geology and history right  ::) )


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: nikimac on July 29, 2010 10:41:18 AM
I've signed up.  I'm going to figure out a way to fit everything in a large flat-rate box so that postage will only be $14.  Flat rates are Heavenly!  It's going to be a very busy next few months for me, so this will be my only swap.  I think I'll start on the calendar ahead of time, though.  I am excited for this!!

And just to clarify - the calendar can be separate from the gifts, right?  They don't have to fit into the calendar, do they?  I can do it either way.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: pcollins399 on July 29, 2010 11:35:11 AM
REALLY tempted to join this swap...glad there is still a while to decide...


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: MiLady on July 29, 2010 02:24:27 PM
Ok I'm in! :D


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: sezouli on July 29, 2010 03:42:55 PM
I'm pretty excited about the possibility of this swap!  I was also wondering about...
 
And just to clarify - the calendar can be separate from the gifts, right?  They don't have to fit into the calendar, do they?  I can do it either way.
If the pressies aren't "in" a calendar, then it's kind of like a longer 12 days of christmas swap?
I like the idea of having to make the calendar and put the gifts in it, I did that for my aunt one year with a large box about 2" deep that I partitioned off and made flaps on the front for the doors fot the days, it was great because you have to think of so many little things to fit in it!  Plus that way the shipping would stay relatively affordable. 


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: Gspinn on July 29, 2010 06:34:29 PM
So excited about this swap. It will be so fun to come up with 24 gifts for my partner.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: J_Kieviet on July 30, 2010 01:33:14 PM
the actual gifts don't need to fit in the calendar, but the qoute (and candy if you choose) should!  it's sometimes hard to fit gifts safely in a calendar if your pal is into say a 5" stuffy but only has wall space for a 10"x10" calendar, lol.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: zkatom on July 30, 2010 02:25:39 PM
Yay, I am excited for this swap!!!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: TerraBella01 on July 30, 2010 04:58:12 PM
I will seriously have to think about this one. I loved doing it last year but I'm not sure if I will have the time.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: darkladymajesta on July 31, 2010 07:09:06 AM
I am already seeing christmas stuff in the stores (dollar store and a little bit at Michael's) and instead of getting annoyed this year I am actually excited because it reminds me of this swap :D


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: MiLady on July 31, 2010 08:45:06 AM
Just wondering if my questionnaire got accepted???  :-\

Edit: It's on my list I'm another UKer  :D


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: the Trickster on August 04, 2010 06:13:08 PM
seriously tempted to join...advent calendars are one of my favorite parts about Christmas, they just make it seem so much more exciting! but...i'm not sure...


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: beeker on August 05, 2010 04:45:43 PM
last round people the gallery was kind of slim, people didn't do a very good job of posting pics.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: MissingWillow on August 05, 2010 05:03:58 PM
last round people the gallery was kind of slim, people didn't do a very good job of posting pics.

I noticed that, too.  Am wondering if it's because of the craziness that leads up to the holidays (at least in my house!). 


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: MiLady on August 06, 2010 04:22:52 AM
I hope this years advent calendar swap is OK. I love advent calendars, I love christmas and I can't wait for this.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: BoyceMachine on August 06, 2010 08:24:31 AM
I have officially started sourcing stuff for this one!  I pinched a couple of bits and pieces from a gala day today, I swung by Poundland and ordered _____ from Ebay last night and I've not even spent 3 yet!  I think that's good going.

I can't wait to get partnered up...and I'll def post pics in the gallery!   ;D


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: yzzilnoaj on August 06, 2010 09:24:00 AM
Ok so I am really excited about this swap and as a result I have already finished my advent calendar.  I have been working on it all week...I just couldn't help myself.  Now I have to make one for myself because it turned out so cool  :)


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: MiLady on August 07, 2010 05:29:07 AM
England is uk too, yes! Jenn xXx


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: jadore-le-rose on August 07, 2010 08:25:45 AM
I'm sitting on the fence with this one. I really want to sign up... plus there are some UK people already signed up, which is really tempting me, but I don't know if I have time!  :-\


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: ambermoony on August 07, 2010 10:56:02 AM
I loved advent calendars as a kid, and I still love the idea of having something special to look forward to every day (it's like 25 birthdays in a row!) but I'm not Christian and don't really celebrate Christmas (my mom is Catholic, so I had traditional Christmases growing up)...  I wonder if there are any other non-Christian crafters who would want to sign up and do a non-religious advent calendar...

And I want to finish crafting for at least 3 of the 4 swaps I'm signed up for right now before I sign up for another...

Well, we'll see if there are still spots left when I get my other crafting done!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: darkladymajesta on August 07, 2010 07:54:11 PM
I wouldn't mind doing a winter holiday advent calendar. But would we stop at 25? or do all the days of December? I am pretty flexible either way LOL I love the holidays.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: gatheredthreads on August 07, 2010 08:45:53 PM
I really want to sign up for this!!  I am so busy though, I told myself I have to get my calendar design finished before I can sign up.  I really hope I can.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: Angelicus on August 08, 2010 02:51:44 AM
I just had an idea about the gallery - could we do something similer to what they do on another swap that I've seen (I think it was the 12days of christmas or halloween swap) and each person just post all the pictures in one post (they could reserve this at the start of the swap) - they keep editing it to add stuff in. Then there could be a link to each persons mini gallery eg. post on the first post of the gallery. That might work a little bit better, although you then don't get so much of a chance to comment directly on a post ... all the comments could be after the galleries. Just a suggestion if that might work a bit better?


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: BoyceMachine on August 08, 2010 02:55:47 AM
I just had an idea about the gallery - could we do something similer to what they do on another swap that I've seen (I think it was the 12days of christmas or halloween swap) and each person just post all the pictures in one post (they could reserve this at the start of the swap) - they keep editing it to add stuff in. Then there could be a link to each persons mini gallery eg. post on the first post of the gallery. That might work a little bit better, although you then don't get so much of a chance to comment directly on a post ... all the comments could be after the galleries. Just a suggestion if that might work a bit better?

I think that sounds quite a good idea.  :)

I get that it'd make it harder to comment directly but I think it'd make sure people where more likely to post their pics and it'd be easier to see who sent what.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: Angelicus on August 08, 2010 03:36:47 AM
I think that sounds quite a good idea.  :)

I get that it'd make it harder to comment directly but I think it'd make sure people where more likely to post their pics and it'd be easier to see who sent what.

I'm glad you think it could work. The following id the link to what I was thinking of - it seems to work quite well in it: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=323165.msg3729359#msg3729359 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=323165.msg3729359#msg3729359)


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: BoyceMachine on August 10, 2010 02:47:11 AM
That's me pretty much finished my advent calendar now.   ;)

I'm hoping to be super organised with this swap and can't wait 'til we're partnered up.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: stefaniegk on August 10, 2010 11:58:43 AM
Just sent in my form!!! I can't wait.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: kmac on August 10, 2010 07:11:24 PM
I loved advent calendars as a kid, and I still love the idea of having something special to look forward to every day (it's like 25 birthdays in a row!) but I'm not Christian and don't really celebrate Christmas (my mom is Catholic, so I had traditional Christmases growing up)...  I wonder if there are any other non-Christian crafters who would want to sign up and do a non-religious advent calendar...

I would love to do a non-religious advent calendar - hope I am able to sign up for this swap.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: J_Kieviet on August 10, 2010 08:44:22 PM
I think a fair number of people did non-religous calendars last year.  I know I did one religous and 1 non-religous.  if you want to, send me an amendmant about whether you want to make/recieve non-religous


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: SciFunk on August 13, 2010 05:34:42 PM
I just had an idea about the gallery - could we do something similer to what they do on another swap that I've seen (I think it was the 12days of christmas or halloween swap) and each person just post all the pictures in one post (they could reserve this at the start of the swap) - they keep editing it to add stuff in. Then there could be a link to each persons mini gallery eg. post on the first post of the gallery. That might work a little bit better, although you then don't get so much of a chance to comment directly on a post ... all the comments could be after the galleries. Just a suggestion if that might work a bit better?

I agree, that sounds like a good idea.

On a similar note, how does picture posting work? Someone mentioned earlier that holidays get kind of hectic, and that's my only reservation about signing up for this. Is there a way I could get a partner that would let me open early so I could be done and have my pictures posted by the 19th or something? I guess you could post pictures after Christmas, but it's so crazy that I'd probably just forget or keep putting it off, so doing it early seems like a better plan. ???


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: J_Kieviet on August 13, 2010 09:08:00 PM
I plan to use the same method of gallery as the halloween swaps, as for opening early, I think that kind of spoils the fun, but if you take pictures of the stuff you send and your partner has not posted the final days pics by December 28th, you can post them.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: purple_girl on August 14, 2010 03:00:23 AM
Wow,this sounds awesome! Im considering signing up, but Im in the UK too, and would really like to send to the same country, to keep postage lower if possible!!
Angelicus, i just saw your post about wanting to start early - Im starting uni at the end/mid Sept so wouldnt mind (to study on a craft course!!), though I guess it is a little late now, but dont mind!!
Hmm, debating, eeeh, i reeally want to join, it sounds so much fun, though I hadnt even considered Christmas until I saw this, though with this rainy weather we've been having it does feel more like winter  :P :P


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: udhillb on August 14, 2010 09:54:37 AM
I'm still considering joining too! Gah!

Nov. 1 Just seems early to send for me while maintaining my other swaps. Boo.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: Angelicus on August 15, 2010 01:49:49 PM
Wow,this sounds awesome! Im considering signing up, but Im in the UK too, and would really like to send to the same country, to keep postage lower if possible!!
Angelicus, i just saw your post about wanting to start early - Im starting uni at the end/mid Sept so wouldnt mind (to study on a craft course!!), though I guess it is a little late now, but dont mind!!
Hmm, debating, eeeh, i reeally want to join, it sounds so much fun, though I hadnt even considered Christmas until I saw this, though with this rainy weather we've been having it does feel more like winter  :P :P

I'd be happy with that - I did send off a message to someone to see if they were interested in partnering last saturday but I haven't heard back. If i don't hear back by tomorrow I'd be more than happy to partner - I'll write more tomorrow as I am on a friends laptop now and the keys are too small for me to write properly!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: purple_girl on August 16, 2010 12:55:31 AM
okee, sounds cool :D
i will wait and see then, and if so send in my questionnaire later
yey i feel all christmassy now!!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: mom2em on August 16, 2010 05:42:49 PM
This sounds fun!
I would love to join, just pmed my info!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: stefaniegk on August 16, 2010 10:17:54 PM
I sent in my info over a week ago and haven't heard from anyone-I'm just checking to see if you received it. Please let me know so I can resend it.
Thanks!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: jadore-le-rose on August 17, 2010 07:24:08 AM
I've finally sent in my questionnaire, I'm really looking forward to this!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: BoyceMachine on August 17, 2010 02:59:51 PM
Hurrah!   ;D We need more UKers so we don't have hunge postal bills.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: amazing_784 on August 17, 2010 05:21:51 PM
This sounds interesting...I'm trying to decide if I should join. 


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: zkatom on August 17, 2010 05:39:02 PM
I'm glad there are so many people in this swap.  I love a busy board!  :)


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: Mlsocci74 on August 17, 2010 06:03:45 PM
i just sent in my info!!! woohoo


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: MiLady on August 18, 2010 07:08:40 AM
Ok so I've fulfilled my over-priced guilty pleasure in hobbycraft and bought a few bits for this swap and I am not officially SO excited I could melt!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: nikimac on August 18, 2010 03:03:47 PM
I've just begun making the advent calendar.  It's going to be very glittery, but very fun too.  I'm excited to be partnered soon.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: darkladymajesta on August 18, 2010 06:42:10 PM
I can't wait to see who my partner is! I have so many ideas that I need to know if they will work for my partner. I don't know how you guys are starting on the calendar yet. I just keep collecting ideas and looking at quotes and I can't wait to start crafting :D


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: gatheredthreads on August 18, 2010 08:46:19 PM
I sent in my questionnaire. I am so excited!!! I have had this idea for an advent calendar for years; finally designing it and crafting it is awesome!!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: Distant_Twilight on August 18, 2010 09:23:13 PM
totally debating on signing up for this. We don't do the whole Christmas thing, but I still love the holiday... I'll sleep on it for the week


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: princessblueberry on August 18, 2010 11:32:23 PM
I don't know how you guys are starting on the calendar yet. I just keep collecting ideas and looking at quotes and I can't wait to start crafting :D

My thoughts exactly!   


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: littlefawnpug on August 19, 2010 09:32:19 AM
So, Im looking over the questionaire debating on wether to sign up.  And I seen theres the question: "Is there anything that you wish not to receive?"  But, theres not question asking what things you would like to receive.  Can that be added to the questionaire?  Just wondering, as I would like to know if there was anything my partner was specifically wanting as well as letting them know things I would like too. 


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: J_Kieviet on August 20, 2010 09:45:12 AM
So, Im looking over the questionaire debating on wether to sign up.  And I seen theres the question: "Is there anything that you wish not to receive?"  But, theres not question asking what things you would like to receive.  Can that be added to the questionaire?  Just wondering, as I would like to know if there was anything my partner was specifically wanting as well as letting them know things I would like too. 

oops, I knew I missed questions, if you want to add that, go for it, otherwise I figure partners will chat about what they'd like (my plan is to pair people with partners who do different types of crafts)  Only 5 days until partners!  I have the 25th off, and will pair people at the end of the day (I live in B.C so midnight for me is already the next day for everybody else:)

stefaniegk, I got your info and updated your profile:)


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: kmac on August 20, 2010 08:13:35 PM
I sent my questionnaire in - Now I need to work on crafting for my September sales before partners are assigned.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: cursive_queen on August 23, 2010 06:55:33 AM
What size should each item be?  Like a small?  I'm sort of confused on that.

 I did the 12 days of christmas swap last year, and it was fun, but I got flaked on half way through.  I got an angel, and she was nice, but I felt it was uneven, for some of my days I put in a lot more effort/time.  So I'm a little scared of swaps like this, but it sounds like so much fun.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: purple_girl on August 25, 2010 12:41:00 AM
sent my info in, cant wait!

cursive - i think the aim is for smallish items, but then i  guess it depends monetery value you are in, if you are in the higher i guess you would send more?


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: Jackie K on August 25, 2010 09:13:12 AM
just need a few more posts and I can sign up!  I have been looking forward to this all year, my daughter is the hostestt!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: J_Kieviet on August 25, 2010 07:39:16 PM
yep, smallish is good.  Only 3.5 hours left to sign up,


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: purple_girl on August 26, 2010 01:11:59 AM
did you receive my questionnaire?? I hope so, I sent it!
Just wondering as my names not on the front list
Hopefully you did, I cant wait to start crafting  ;D


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: gaudiknight on August 26, 2010 06:49:19 AM
I can see I will be anxiously refreshing this page all day looking for partners.  I can't wait to get started!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: MiLady on August 26, 2010 09:09:55 AM
Me too I'm praying for a UK partner so that I can spoil!!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: BoyceMachine on August 26, 2010 09:34:29 AM
Me too I'm praying for a UK partner so that I can spoil!!

Exactly how I feel!!!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: stefaniegk on August 26, 2010 11:45:37 AM
I can't wait to see who my partner is! I have picked out the style of calendar to make and now I just need to know what colors they like. I'm excited for this swap to start.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: BoyceMachine on August 26, 2010 02:17:01 PM
I want my partner!!!

I can't wait to get stuck into some Festive making!  ;D


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: yzzilnoaj on August 26, 2010 02:45:09 PM
I am so excited to get my partner too...the waiting is almost too much for me :-)


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: J_Kieviet on August 26, 2010 02:59:43 PM
Here's the list of partners - everybody is swapping within their own country with the exception of two of us, special thanks to mom2em for accepting a Canadian partner, you won't regret it ;)

PARTNERS

CANADIAN PARTNERS
Gatheredthreads - Jackie K

USA PARTNERS

MIsocci74 - guadiknight
amazing_784 - kmac
darkladymajesta - stefanieGK
sloanlaw - nikimac
yzzilnoaj - princessblueberry

UK PARTNERS
Gspinn - Zkatom
Angelicus - Jadore-le-rose
MiLady - Purple_girl
BoyceMachine - uluru

USA - CANADA PARTNERS:)
mom2em - J_Kieviet


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: gatheredthreads on August 26, 2010 04:30:50 PM
wahoo, partners!  Thanks so much, J_Kieviet!!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: princessblueberry on August 26, 2010 04:49:33 PM
Am looking forward to my partners info...I tried staking from her profile but it did not have much...thank you J_Kieviet
 :D


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: mom2em on August 26, 2010 04:59:25 PM
Yay for partners!!

I can't wait to start crafting!!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: yzzilnoaj on August 26, 2010 08:30:47 PM
Am looking forward to my partners info...I tried staking from her profile but it did not have much...thank you J_Kieviet
 :D


So funny story...this is the first time I realized that you couldn't see my Wists link on my profile.  It turns out that I should read things more closely because I put the link in the title part...so I just shared with you all what an airhead I am sometimes :) So Princessblueberry you can now stalk. 


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: jadore-le-rose on August 27, 2010 01:58:02 AM
Yay partners! I can't wait to get crafting, I have so many ideas already!  :)


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: Mlsocci74 on August 27, 2010 07:30:14 AM
I am thrilled and very very nervous.  My partner and I do the same crafts but doesn't want any of the other things I do and is about as opposite from me as you can get.  This will certainly be a challenge that I am looking forward to, i just hope I do not disappoint.  ;)


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: gaudiknight on August 27, 2010 07:43:09 AM
Sorry to be such a challenge.  The two paper people did seem to be paired up. 
I'll love anything you send, and its often fun to receive things outside your usual tastes.  They can fill a blind-spot we didn't know we had.  And honestly, just the thought of mail is enough to send me over the moon. 
So please don't stress!

All right, back to stalking you...


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: Mlsocci74 on August 27, 2010 08:23:44 AM
I'm sorry if that came off not nice.  I didn't mean it in a bad way.  :)  I just don't want you disappointed.  I am looking forward to the challenge though.  I will stalk some more later as well.  :)

melissa


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: J_Kieviet on August 27, 2010 11:11:18 AM
I'm stalking mom2em, her wist is full of stuff for em, not for her, but I think she's the kind of mommy who will enjoy the time spent playing with em just as much as the item itself, so I should be able to figure something out:)


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: purple_girl on August 27, 2010 11:15:52 AM
Yey, cannot wait to start crafting, so much so that I have started already  ;D ;D
and ransacked my bedroom for materials!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: mom2em on August 27, 2010 11:50:34 AM
I'm stalking mom2em, her wist is full of stuff for em, not for her, but I think she's the kind of mommy who will enjoy the time spent playing with em just as much as the item itself, so I should be able to figure something out:)

your right about that!  My whole life revolves around her. And I love spoiling her w/things!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: gaudiknight on August 27, 2010 03:39:12 PM
Mlsocci74 - you sounded more worried than anything else.  Its way too early in the process for that.  :)


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: J_Kieviet on August 27, 2010 05:51:31 PM
definately to early for worry, that can come during send out.  prepped the first item today:)


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: darkladymajesta on August 27, 2010 06:02:38 PM
Woo hoo! I have been finishing up my last week at two of my jobs so now I have time to craft! *so excited*


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: Jackie K on August 27, 2010 06:52:53 PM
I'm here, off to look at gathered threads wist:)


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: mom2em on August 27, 2010 07:00:50 PM
I got a great start on crafting today!  Worked on the calendar & started another item.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: gatheredthreads on August 27, 2010 07:59:07 PM
My partner is unstalkable!  So I sent her a big list of additional questions LOL

I have some awesome ideas. It's hard to decide where to start! I had to order something for the advent calendar itself that will take a while to arrive, so that is on hold.

I got one thing almost finished today :)


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: J_Kieviet on August 27, 2010 08:34:13 PM
gatheredthreads, I'm gonna help my mom (jackie k) set up a wist one of these days.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: zkatom on August 28, 2010 07:05:16 AM
Crafting away!  I almost completed an item yesterday.  Hopefully I can finish it up today!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: darkladymajesta on August 28, 2010 08:33:07 AM
I just wanted to check, do the gifts have to fit in the advent calendar? I was thinking of making one that was completely flat and then wrapping each gift (in reusable fabric bags) with a numbered tag on it so they can reuse the bags later. The calendar would be able to hang on the wall.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: kmac on August 28, 2010 08:37:20 AM
gosh I feel so slow on the uptake.  I haven't even started stalking (will start as soon as I finish this post).  I do have ideas from my partners questionnaire.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: stefaniegk on August 28, 2010 04:26:55 PM
I just wanted to check, do the gifts have to fit in the advent calendar? I was thinking of making one that was completely flat and then wrapping each gift (in reusable fabric bags) with a numbered tag on it so they can reuse the bags later. The calendar would be able to hang on the wall.

I am totally cool with my calendar being one I could reuse. This is also what I was thinking of doing for you. My advent calendar would be big enough to hold the quote and say maybe a piece of candy and then the packages would be numbered for each day. Let me know how you feel about this.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: Gspinn on August 28, 2010 04:43:51 PM
I had a moment of inspiration today about what to do for the calendar and am really excited about it so I hope my partner likes what I've come up with. Also finished an item today and have a few others in the works.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: zkatom on August 28, 2010 06:12:23 PM
I had a moment of inspiration today about what to do for the calendar and am really excited about it so I hope my partner likes what I've come up with. Also finished an item today and have a few others in the works.

I'm sure I'll love it! 

I bought a few supplies today.  School starts next week, but hopefully I'll have some time to work on a few ideas I have.....  :)


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: J_Kieviet on August 29, 2010 10:46:28 PM
I have lots of ideas, and Mom and I even chatted about coming together for a few projects so we can giveour partners items from their wists;)


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: yzzilnoaj on August 31, 2010 05:40:23 AM
I am almost finished with the calendar.  I made one earlier this month that I thought I'd give my partner but then I stalked her and came up with a better idea.  It is turning out AWESOME  :)


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: purple_girl on September 01, 2010 11:52:10 PM
Im having so much fun crafting  ;D ;D

Just to let you know, I dont have the swap listed on my profile swap list thing? Did know if you knew of not, just thought I should tell you just in case! But dont worry, not off to rush and join extra swaps than Im allowed, I think all this Christmas crafting will keep me busy for long enough  :P :P


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: princessblueberry on September 02, 2010 12:32:05 AM
Is getting supper excited!  Just found the best idea for a advent calendar....have plans to make her big gift at a class with other ladies at Church (not that I need a class to make it but doing it in a group adds to the fun...not to mention 3-4 hours crafting without the kids will be a blast!)

Have a few gifts bought and several canned... 


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: MissLegend on September 02, 2010 12:43:52 AM

Looks interesting & every bit helps


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: jadore-le-rose on September 02, 2010 08:28:33 AM
I have so many ideas for this swap and have been stalking my partner a lot! The only thing I am stuck on is the advent calendar bit, still not sure what to do there!  :-\


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: BoyceMachine on September 02, 2010 01:06:05 PM
I just spent 2 episodes of Hollyoaks, an Eastenders and half an hour of Dirty Dancing: E! True Hollywood Story sewing for my Dec 25th present.  I'm nowhere close to being finished with this piece but it is so much fun.   ;D


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: nikimac on September 03, 2010 10:16:40 PM
I have 9 of the 25 gifts (1/3 crafty things, 1/3 actual crafts, and 1/3 purchased), and the advent calendar is also about 1/3 done.  I'll be on a better roll once my household settles down a bit!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: gatheredthreads on September 05, 2010 04:04:49 PM
The supply I had to order for the advent calendar itself has been shipped!!

I am crafting away, but illness and back to school have made it hard this week :(


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: gaudiknight on September 05, 2010 07:16:35 PM
I've got my advent calendar all planned out, but the craft gods are being unhelpful, as the supplies I pictured in my head do not seem to exist in real life, at least not at local stores.
Thankfully the supplies for my large item are not being so elusive.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: darkladymajesta on September 06, 2010 08:51:16 PM
I am working on all the gifts. Whew, it is a lot more work than I imagined, all these good ideas and so little time :)


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: mom2em on September 06, 2010 08:58:47 PM
I have the advent calendar almost done but I ran out of supplies so will have to pick up more in order to finish it.

I have most of the gifts planned out and/or started.  But I'm stuck on the big one--I can't decide what to make or buy. :-\


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: purple_girl on September 07, 2010 02:20:27 AM
Ive made 1 item and am working on the advent calendar, just realised how long it is gonna take!
Im gonna wait to buy most of the stuff till christmassy stuff is in the shops!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: gaudiknight on September 07, 2010 08:26:19 AM
This is the first year that I've been a bit disappointed that the shops don't have Christmas stuff out months ahead of time.  Usually I get upset if I see it out before Halloween.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: purple_girl on September 07, 2010 09:48:54 AM
Yeah, Im just hoping they will put the stuff out early enough, since send out is 1st November!!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: gatheredthreads on September 07, 2010 07:58:50 PM
I got my present for the 25th done today!



Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: stefaniegk on September 08, 2010 12:09:46 PM
I have finally settled on an advent calendar pattern (took me long enough). There is a wedding I am in this weekend and then busy crafting away till done. (oh yeah and I have a few other swaps I'm working on...)


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: darkladymajesta on September 09, 2010 06:49:46 PM
I am still up in the air about the advent calendar LOL I just can't decide


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: yzzilnoaj on September 09, 2010 07:07:56 PM
I have been crafting away and to my great surprise I am more than half finished with everything.  I have the advent calendar done, have bought all the gifts I am buying and have finished 6 of the things I am making.  I guess my avoidance of life is paying off  ;)


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: mom2em on September 09, 2010 07:20:35 PM
Today I finished up the items I'm crafting. I still need to finish up the calendar & buy a few more gifts.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: stefaniegk on September 09, 2010 07:44:39 PM
I am still up in the air about the advent calendar LOL I just can't decide

I just finished cutting out your calendar! I still have more to do on it and I think I am doing something for the 25th but it's started.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: BoyceMachine on September 11, 2010 01:50:45 AM
I've got about a third of it done.  I started early and now I've hit a bit of a wall.   ::)  But I'll be back on it all day Monday - I need to stay in for a delivery so there's no excuse.   ;)


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: jadore-le-rose on September 11, 2010 01:13:15 PM
I now have a few things made and a few bought and have everything pretty much planned out, except day 25- the big one! I'm still not sure what I am going to make for that!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: zkatom on September 11, 2010 04:53:30 PM
I have too many ideas for this swap.....  I have 15 gifts totally done and quite a few more halfish done, lol.  I'm having a really hard time deciding what to do/buy though.  There are too many fun things I want to craft!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: Angelicus on September 12, 2010 04:18:28 AM
Wow, everyone has been getting on super fast! I'm quite slow, I've done a few bits and bobs but not as much as I would have liked. I really need to sit down and plan what I'm doing for jadore-le-rose - I did want to get more stuff done before I started at school but that didn't happen for various reasons - I'd forgotten how busy everything gets.

I've seen an advent calender that I'd really like to make my partner but theres a tute for it and everything online - is that ok? Its not totally unique but as long as I give credit to the designer? Or am I just being silly and go right ahead and make it?


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: Gspinn on September 12, 2010 02:16:36 PM
I have too many ideas for this swap.....  I have 15 gifts totally done and quite a few more halfish done, lol.  I'm having a really hard time deciding what to do/buy though.  There are too many fun things I want to craft!

You're quick, I feel really behind now LOL. I have some things finished and some things partly finished but I have more ideas than I have things crafted.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: kmac on September 12, 2010 07:25:23 PM
Next weekend is my last festival for a while! After that I get to focus on my advent calendar.  and the gifts
Yeah - I love crafting for swaps!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: Jackie K on September 12, 2010 07:55:40 PM
checking in, got some idea's and hope to work on them later this month.


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Post by: BoyceMachine on September 13, 2010 02:40:29 PM
I got 2 or 3 days worth of things done this evening (while watching The Inbetweeners...how amazing is that programme?!?!).  I'm quite chuffed with that.


I do need to buy a _______ to complete my 25th thing but I'm pretty sure my partner will like that one at least.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: mom2em on September 13, 2010 04:23:20 PM
I got a lot of work done on this swap over the weekend! 
I have to put the finishing touches on the advent calender and then that will be done.

I think I'm going to do the stuffed stocking instead of the big gift for the 25th if that's ok with my partner?  The ideas I had for it are just not working out the way I want them to.

I'm waiting for Christmas stuff to come out in the stores so I can buy some things.  Of course the one time I want them to come out early they don't!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: Mlsocci74 on September 13, 2010 04:32:41 PM
I am still just in the "idea" stage.  working on many different ideas.  I am lost as to the big day gift.  I have looked at last  years, but does anyone wanna pm me what they are making?  Or just throw ideas out there (obviously nothing specific).  I am just a little lost. 


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: darkladymajesta on September 13, 2010 07:30:01 PM
I am still thinking of what to do for the big gift.  :-\ I would like some ideas too :D What are people thinking of?


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: BoyceMachine on September 14, 2010 02:27:37 PM
I've gone for a total mix of christmassy things, random crafty bits, bought bits and pieces and a good look at what is on my partners Wist.  I think if there's something you can make on their wist it's probably a nice thing to go for to open on Christmas day...but that's just my opinion.

I hope I'm doing OK with it though.  Well...after spending 20 in Hobbycraft. :o  I'm now down to just six things to make (not including my calendar) and I'll hopefully get two more done tomorrow (between booking a holiday, going for a haircut and wax :-\ and starting back at burlesque class).  So maybe a bit optimistic there really.  :D


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: stefaniegk on September 14, 2010 03:10:22 PM
I have some ideas of stuff to make and I know I have most of the supplies-I just need the time now.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: darkladymajesta on September 14, 2010 06:55:35 PM
I keep changing my mind about what style of advent calendar to make. I go back and forth from a paper one or a fabric one. A hanging one or a standing one. A rainbow one or a traditional Christmas colored one. I am a mess :) Good thing I have all day off tomorrow to ponder my choices.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: gatheredthreads on September 14, 2010 08:28:55 PM
The supply I needed for my advent calendar arrived today.  It is PERFECT, and I am ridiculously excited.  I spent hours working on it when I should have been catching up on sleep LOL

I can't WAIT for my partner to get it!!!!



Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: BoyceMachine on September 15, 2010 02:01:22 PM
Since the Pope is visiting Glasgow tomorrow and I imagine it's gonna be madness on the street and public transport I have decided to spent my day (I do need to work at night) crafting away...I might even get my calendar done. 

Which would be a bit lovely.

 :D


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: darkladymajesta on September 15, 2010 02:35:29 PM
I finally decided on what I am going to do for my advent calendar :D And I am getting my craft room reorganized so I get so happy when I walk in there that I never want to leave.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: stefaniegk on September 15, 2010 06:29:20 PM
I just need to stitch yours and it's done! I will do it tomorrow...


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: gaudiknight on September 15, 2010 11:30:07 PM
I just finished my first crafted item (hello 1:30 a.m.  wasn't expecting to see you this evening...).  Most everything else is still in the idea stage, although I have made headway on the advent calendar itself.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: BoyceMachine on September 16, 2010 05:32:01 AM
I've completed my 25th present (the day...not the number I've made so far).  I really like it...but it's not 'cos I think I'm a great crafter or anything...my partner just has ridiculously great taste.  It was quite easy but SO time consuming it's been unreal.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: jadore-le-rose on September 16, 2010 09:45:21 AM
I've made real progress on this swap this week! I would say I am now halfway done, which feels so good knowing how much time there is before sendouts! I also now have the perfect idea for an advent calendar and have everything cut and ready to make!  :)


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: princessblueberry on September 17, 2010 03:19:06 PM
Am about halfway done with the advent calendar!  I LOVE it! 

So here are some ideas for those still stuck...

30, yes 30 different ideas...LOVE the shoe one would be great for a new mom or pregnant partner.  Then there would be shoes for baby...
http://whipup.net/tag/advent/

OMG, this one is so adorable!!  Its one of the 30...
http://brineydeepdesigns.blogspot.com/2009/11/tutorial-mini-page-day-advent-calendar.html

Not and advent calendar but easily could be!
http://flytomywindow.blogspot.com/2010/03/tea-wreath.html

Easy Gum Advent Calander
http://dollarstorecrafts.com/2008/11/make-a-pocket-advent-calendar-using-gum/

Recycle Bin/paper bag one, I like how you could have the big present in the center of gift bag...
http://www.re-nest.com/re-nest/slinks/green-holiday-project-recycle-bin-advent-calendar-071019

And for quote, verse and fact help...there is TONS here...I like several of them and am going to mix it up...
http://www.teachingmom.com/features/advent.html


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: gatheredthreads on September 17, 2010 03:23:26 PM
My advent calendar is done, and I am so happy with it!

I think I can put the finishing touches on the rest of the items this weekend and next week.  I'm hoping to send out early!!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: purple_girl on September 18, 2010 10:06:58 AM
Woah, thought I was making pretty good progress till I saw here  :P
Im not buying anything atm, cos Im moving to uni in a week, so Im gonig to buy stuff then, rather than lose it in the move!
Ive planned most of what Im making though, made 1 item completely and about half way through my advent calendar, though Im thinking of changing the pattern to be a bit better (dont want to explain further, might make my partner know what Im making!)


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: yzzilnoaj on September 18, 2010 12:11:51 PM
So I thought I had this total unique advent calendar idea and then i went searching online and found that someone else had the same unique idea  >:(  I have to say I was totally put out.  I guess it doesn't matter in the long run because I love how the one I made turned out. 


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: darkladymajesta on September 18, 2010 07:29:28 PM
so I decided on my advent calendar then I saw the ones you posted and I may just have to change my mind! They are awesome!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: Gspinn on September 19, 2010 06:08:27 AM
I finished a present last night and I really love the way it came out. It is the first time I've made one of these and I love it! I think my partner will love it too.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: zkatom on September 19, 2010 07:11:41 AM
I finished a present last night and I really love the way it came out. It is the first time I've made one of these and I love it! I think my partner will love it too.

I'm sure I will!

I also finished something yesterday.  It turned out really cute.  I might make a few more for other people for Christmas.  :)  It was really fun to make.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: Angelicus on September 19, 2010 12:36:28 PM
Ooooh...thanks for all the links. Its so exciting - I might change my advent calender idea for something a little less time consuming after looking at all those fabulous ideas.

Everyone is very far ahead of me - I really school to give me a break so I can get crafting :)


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: darkladymajesta on September 19, 2010 04:01:30 PM
So I tried to make a ____ and it didn't come out so well :/ I am going to add ____ to see if it looks better  ::) I did get some really cool things at ____ today though and almost all of it was on sale :D


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: nikimac on September 19, 2010 10:32:39 PM
I only have a couple crafts, 2 things to buy, and some food crafts to make left.  2 crafts didn't come out so great, but I figure the rest will be good enough to make up for that!  The advent calendar came out nearly perfect, though, and I've got it all stuffed too.  This is making me so excited for Christmas!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: stefaniegk on September 20, 2010 01:38:31 PM
I just ordered the final item I need for the calendar online-they did not have it at any of the craft stores I have been to in the area as well as at the store that sells it online. (crazy huh) Now I have to wait 3 to 14 days for it to come in-this is all that is standing between me and finishing that calendar!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: BoyceMachine on September 21, 2010 03:21:56 PM
I got two more things finished tonight while watching loads of episodes of Gossip Girl!   :D

I think I only have 3 more things to make and I'm done. :D

Hurrah!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: J_Kieviet on September 21, 2010 04:47:06 PM
I bought stuff today, yippee!


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Post by: darkladymajesta on September 22, 2010 07:17:45 AM
Wow! You guys are almost finished?! That makes me feel sooo behind! I am only 25% of the way done :/


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: stefaniegk on September 22, 2010 07:47:58 AM
Wow! You guys are almost finished?! That makes me feel sooo behind! I am only 25% of the way done :/

Don't feel bad-I'm nowhere near done yet! Besides the earlier I receive the harder it will be to wait to open!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: uluru on September 22, 2010 10:52:35 AM
I'm nowhere near done either! I have all my ideas, and most of the ingredients, but I've not even finished one item! Most are close though!
I have a few ideas for calendars - just need to settle on one now!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: jadore-le-rose on September 22, 2010 12:38:21 PM
Crafting for this swap has slowed down a little bit it the last week or so, but I have made a good start and have everything else planned that I want to do, it's just finding the time now! I think Sunday will be a mega crafting day!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: kmac on September 22, 2010 02:00:46 PM
Wow! You guys are almost finished?! That makes me feel sooo behind! I am only 25% of the way done :/

Wow! You are 25% done.  I hope to start the actual crafting before this weekend.  I am starting to feel a bit panicked.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: amazing_784 on September 22, 2010 02:59:39 PM
Wow! You guys are almost finished?! That makes me feel sooo behind! I am only 25% of the way done :/

Wow! You are 25% done.  I hope to start the actual crafting before this weekend.  I am starting to feel a bit panicked.
Oh good, Kmac...we can be panicked together.  I have ideas set but no actual crafting done.  Well, I have the advent calendar mostly done, but that's about all.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: Gspinn on September 22, 2010 05:33:05 PM
I just finished making the cutest _____ for my partner, I kind of want to keep it for myself, that just means I'll have to make one for myself at some point.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: zkatom on September 22, 2010 08:34:35 PM
I just finished making the cutest _____ for my partner, I kind of want to keep it for myself, that just means I'll have to make one for myself at some point.

:DDDDDDDDDD  I can't wait to open.............sooooooooo far away.........  I can't say I've gotten much done the last couple of days, but I have plans for the weekend. 


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: MiLady on September 24, 2010 12:18:14 PM
Oh my gosh I've had 2 days off and have literally thrown myself into this, I'm back from bulgaria by the way lol. I made four items today and have plans for everything else, some gifts won't take much input at all now I have everything I need and I'm going to have a bath this evening and then get cracking on my christmas day large gift! I posted pictures on my facebook of everything I've made and have now had 3 more requests which I've told people will have to wait until after this swap. I've never had so much interest and I've only ever sold one thing I've made.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: stefaniegk on September 24, 2010 08:49:37 PM
My missing item for the advent calendar came in today! I am so happy (there was a very slim chance that it wouldn't be in for another 10 days). Here's where I got it from fusionbeads.com...


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: gatheredthreads on September 25, 2010 07:44:07 AM
I can tell what part of crafting I don't like  :D  I have a bunch of things that all need ends sewn in or holes sewn closed, etc.  I need to buckle down and finish those before I start anything else.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: darkladymajesta on September 25, 2010 01:33:16 PM
Haven't gotten anything done since last time I posted :( but I have tomorrow off and only one other swap to work on so I am totally getting some work on them done :D


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: stefaniegk on September 25, 2010 11:16:52 PM
just finished the advent calendar....so tired....


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Post by: nikimac on September 28, 2010 08:48:50 PM
I have two crafts left to make, and two foods to cook (one of which I might nix because I'm not sure it'd be tasty 2 months later), and then all I have to do is wrap everything up and fit it in the box!  I'm pretty proud of a couple crafts (one, more an art than a craft).  One came out awfully crummy looking, but still very functional hopefully!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: yzzilnoaj on September 29, 2010 04:12:44 PM
I only have three things left to make and I am ready to wrap and send.  Granted one of the three is the large gift and has many parts so it will be a big time consumer but regardless I am almost done  :)


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: darkladymajesta on September 29, 2010 06:07:35 PM
One thing I haven't done yet is collect the quotes. Anyone have good sources for funny/cute quotes? I have found a few but not a whole lot.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: gaudiknight on September 30, 2010 08:43:31 AM
I'm moving along at a turtle's pace.  I've got a list, supplies and am slowly making my way through.  Probably will start really panicking in a few days, but at the moment I'm hoping my tortoise-like ways will get me through to the send-out date without too much fuss.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: gatheredthreads on September 30, 2010 01:37:57 PM
Everything is mostly done here; just little finishing touches need on a bunch of them.  I'm hoping to be finished over the weekend, then take pics and start packing up!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: mom2em on September 30, 2010 01:49:44 PM
I am pretty much done except for filling the stocking for the 25th day--I'm doing a mix of storebought and small crafted things for it and still have to think of a couple more things to make for it.  And I should start looking for a big box to fit everything in, lol.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: jadore-le-rose on October 03, 2010 04:46:22 AM
Everything has come to a standstill with this swap right now- I have been so busy/ill this week, but I feel a little better knowing there is still so much time to finish everything- yay for long crafting times!  :)


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: J_Kieviet on October 03, 2010 05:39:04 PM
hanging my head in shame, I haven't even started, I've got ideas but no actual items yet.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: BoyceMachine on October 05, 2010 12:23:10 AM
I've not completed anything since the last post but I've been away a couple of days.  I'll probably pop into Hobbycraft today and have a peek for inspiration for my last couple of things.   :)


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: uluru on October 05, 2010 02:48:07 AM
My calendar is finished but only 1/4 of the presents are done...
However, I did manage to break my laptop, so whilst it's being fixed I have some perfect crafting time!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: J_Kieviet on October 05, 2010 09:03:58 AM
I just have to package the halloween swap, then I am onto crafting for this one:)  Tonight I will finalize the list of what to make.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: darkladymajesta on October 05, 2010 04:58:45 PM
Gyah! I haven't done much since my last post. I have family visiting tomorrow (for 2 unexpected weeks >.> ) and I just scored a better job but the training is full time so I wont have a lot of time to craft :( I am trudging through because crafting is what I really enjoy :D


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: gatheredthreads on October 05, 2010 10:55:10 PM
I have everything done, and photographed (I usually forget that step LOL), so now I just need to get it packaged up!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: BoyceMachine on October 06, 2010 09:20:18 AM
My boyfriend has just told me he want to dres up as "the nature boy Ric Flair" for halloween (he's 30) so I need to get my bum in gear 'cos I'm gonna to be up to my ears, bedazzling a silky robe.   ::)


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: princessblueberry on October 09, 2010 01:59:31 AM
Am excited!  Tomorrow I have a class (I already know how to _____, it is just for company) to make ____ on my partner's wish-list for her big present and I just spent 2 hours designing and making a special something extra to add to yzzilnoaj's...

Have a baby sitter for kids and get to craft for 3-4 hours straight on this baby!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: BoyceMachine on October 09, 2010 12:50:39 PM

Have a baby sitter for kids and get to craft for 3-4 hours straight on this baby!

I absolutely love the idea of getting a babysitter so you can craft!  Amazing.

I'll do some crafting tomorrow I think.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: nikimac on October 09, 2010 02:24:49 PM
Just checking in.  I'm still putting off finishing until the last minute so that I can make some food items. 


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: zkatom on October 09, 2010 05:50:19 PM
I did some crafting this morning (with plans to do some more tonight, yay!), so now I have 20 days done and a few things for Christmas.  I also went to the craft store today, so I have some supplies for a couple more things.  :)  I'm going to be so sad when I'm done crafting for this swap....  :(  At least I'll have family to craft for for Christmas. 


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: yzzilnoaj on October 10, 2010 08:00:45 PM
Am excited!  Tomorrow I have a class (I already know how to _____, it is just for company) to make ____ on my partner's wish-list for her big present and I just spent 2 hours designing and making a special something extra to add to yzzilnoaj's...

Have a baby sitter for kids and get to craft for 3-4 hours straight on this baby!

Sounds interesting...I am all done except the big present. I think I'll be able to send by the end of the week.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: Gspinn on October 11, 2010 06:31:39 AM
Crafting is going well. I am having fun crafting for this swap. I got a lot accomplished this weekend and have a few other things in the works


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: purple_girl on October 11, 2010 07:00:45 AM
Completed 5 items, halfway through the advent calendar, the main present and 2 others, and know what Im making for everything else!!
Just need to get making, quickly!!!!
Im settled into uni a bit more now, so hopefully Ill be able to get on and be ready soon!!


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Post by: Jackie K on October 11, 2010 07:51:35 AM
Hello Everyone

Happy Thanksgiving this truly means christmas is coming closer each day my crochet hook has been busy making nifty things

It's gotten so bad I'm hooking in public now

well hope every day closer to christmas brings you much joy and a box full of gifts arriving at the door.




Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: jadore-le-rose on October 11, 2010 12:09:41 PM
It's been another busy, busy week but I made something yesterday and spotted something I thought my partner would really like while window shopping which I may have to go back and buy!  ;)


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: BoyceMachine on October 12, 2010 12:33:35 PM
I made something for my partner and I ended up liking it so much I went out and bought the stuff to make the same thing for 3 of my boyfriends aunties... ::)


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: gatheredthreads on October 13, 2010 06:15:30 AM
I will be sending as soon as I can make it to the post office.  Provided I don't keel over from the postage cost; it's a big box  :o


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: gaudiknight on October 13, 2010 07:55:03 PM
You are amazingly fast, gatheredthreads.  I bow to your finish-ahead-of-time abilities.

I feel so behind.  I've got about half the gifts done, and all everything gathered for my the 25th, but I'm not moving as fast as I had anticipated.  Back to the crafting table!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: J_Kieviet on October 14, 2010 10:26:43 AM
1 gift completely done, I want to do some woodburning, but we've had so many house viewings this week I'm afraid of making the house smell like burnt wood.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: uluru on October 15, 2010 04:17:38 PM
15/25 done. Getting there!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: BoyceMachine on October 16, 2010 12:07:37 PM
I'm gonna be completely finished this evening!!!  Woo hoo!

For UK swappers, look up Collect + (http://www.collectplus.co.uk/ (http://www.collectplus.co.uk/)) we used it for the UK Stash Bustin' Swap and it's only about 3.50 to send to a local shop and you go and pick it up...my shop (the local Spar) is 24 hours so it was ideal to get after work since the package was never gonna fit through my letter box.  It might be useful to you. 

 ;)


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: darkladymajesta on October 16, 2010 02:37:16 PM
O.O I have lots of supplies and the list of everything I am going to do as well as the purchased items... but I have only completed two of the crafted gifts. And one may be redone because I am not liking the way it turned out :/ I am alive though, just super busy with work, and now crafting ;)


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: princessblueberry on October 17, 2010 01:13:34 AM
Am finally done making the advent calendar, now I need to finish the writing...just have to hide it so my cousin does not try to steal it...

I have so many presents done I just have to start rounding them all up so I know how many more to make/buy...


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: Angelicus on October 17, 2010 03:00:55 AM
everyone is so quick...sigh...

I am so busy all the ime - it is actually gettin kind of ridiculousd. However, I was feeling a little unwell yesterday, so I had w whole crafting day away from the world and got thre or four items done.

I still think I'll be pushing right on up to the send out date though  :-\


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: BoyceMachine on October 17, 2010 04:13:55 AM
That's me all done.

Everything's wrapped...my calendar is done and now it's all piled into a big box and sealed up and ready to go!

I'm quite the happy bunny. ;)


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: jadore-le-rose on October 18, 2010 10:16:24 AM
I am so stupid and also a bit worried now, because this whole time I have been thinking the send out was the 11th of November for some reason and today I've realised I've been reading it wrong the whole time, which means I'm not as far along with crafting as I thought I was- I still have a lot to get done!  :-\


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: Mlsocci74 on October 18, 2010 07:12:10 PM
I am nowhere where I had hoped to be, but that is typical me.  LOL  I have some crafting and buying done, but still a bunch more to do.  :)



Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: BoyceMachine on October 21, 2010 07:33:11 AM
Ooh...not long to go now! ::)


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: zkatom on October 21, 2010 12:53:01 PM
I'm listening to Christmas music right now and it really makes me want to finish up some crafting.  Unfortunately, I should be working on my school work that is due tomorrow.................


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: MiLady on October 21, 2010 02:18:47 PM
Ok I thought I'd just confirm I am alive and my bedroom floor has been engulfed by this swap for the past month, I am panicking slightly about finishing but I'm pretty sure I can do it. I haven't stopped all month, even had a minor break down at work last week, bursting into tears and not even knowing why, but it's all good now! My mum helped me to do the majority of the actual calendar today, I have taken on rather larger a project than first intended for the christmas day present but now I've started I really want to finish it (I might need to take an extra sneaky week!)

I've sort of left purplegirl to it as she only just started uni, but we have been in contact, hopefully she'll like what I have made.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: nikimac on October 21, 2010 04:18:48 PM
Just checking in.  I've still got 2 more crafts, plus a couple foods to make.  I plan on doing the foods next weekend, and the crafts this one.  I can't wait to package everything up.  I've got a lot of wrapping to do!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: darkladymajesta on October 22, 2010 07:08:34 PM
Work has kept me sooo busy but I did manage to finish 2 presents over this week. I bought some more supplies today and can't wait to craft over the weekend :D I am still working on the calendar but I have all the days planned out :)


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: jadore-le-rose on October 24, 2010 03:34:08 AM
Finished 3 things yesterday and am now nearly done, just need to buy a few more things!  :)


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: kmac on October 24, 2010 08:44:39 AM
Feeling the panic. But it's a lovely rainy day here and I have some un interrupted craft time!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: mom2em on October 24, 2010 01:29:10 PM
I finished my last thing today!  And I found a big enough box for everything.  So I just need to package it all up and it will be on it's way on Thursday (payday).


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: BoyceMachine on October 25, 2010 06:48:26 AM
Posted! ;)


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: J_Kieviet on October 25, 2010 10:33:24 AM
My mom (j_kieviet) and I are sharing talents, so while she works on something for my partner, I've finished something for each of our partners, yay:)


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: Angelicus on October 25, 2010 02:35:18 PM
Just back on the radar having been so busy for the past couple f weeks - sorry jadore-le-rose for doing a complete flake for a week or two.

Can I just put this out there, as people seem to be  either completely organised and done or puching against the so date, that we put the send out date back a week? I know that it would be helpful for me at least (although I could get my package out by the so date it would just taske the pressure off) I don't know what everyone else thinks? As all the partners are in the same country then packages should get there in time shouldn't they? Anyway, just a suggestion...


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: MiLady on October 27, 2010 05:29:22 AM
Just back on the radar having been so busy for the past couple f weeks - sorry jadore-le-rose for doing a complete flake for a week or two.

Can I just put this out there, as people seem to be  either completely organised and done or puching against the so date, that we put the send out date back a week? I know that it would be helpful for me at least (although I could get my package out by the so date it would just taske the pressure off) I don't know what everyone else thinks? As all the partners are in the same country then packages should get there in time shouldn't they? Anyway, just a suggestion...

I would so totally be up for this, a week would be so much help! Just to get all my finishing touches doneIve been working on this flat out for 4 days and I'm so close but so far!!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: Mlsocci74 on October 27, 2010 06:02:40 AM
An extra week would be SOOOO helpful for me too.  I am only about half done.  And I just want to send a totally perfect package.  :)


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: jadore-le-rose on October 27, 2010 07:51:57 AM
An extra week would be amazing for me as well- I have a few things left to go including the one large item, plus it's a busy week for me. I think I could get it done on time, but an extra week would just take the pressure off a little!  :)


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: MiLady on October 27, 2010 04:57:23 PM
Oh my gosh, I am panicking slightly, I have 17 completely finished gifts and 6 incomplete gifts and 3 not started  :-\ I've worked flat out for 4 days aswell, the calendar itself is done completely though. Bare in mind also that I have only purchased 3 of the complete gifts, all the others have been made from scratch!! I would be excited to receive this calendar!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: BoyceMachine on October 28, 2010 01:17:25 AM
My stuff is out and posted but I have no objection to pushing it back the send out a week if it helps other people.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: Angelicus on October 28, 2010 04:41:35 AM
I had a lot of fun yesterday collecting ___ from the graveyard to make ___. It was closed so me and my mum had to reach through the railings - anyone watching must have thought we were completely mad!

Just a last minute teaser for my partner ;)


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: purple_girl on October 28, 2010 05:30:28 AM
Yeaassss, I am excited to receive it Jenn, sounds amazing, I cant wait!!!

I could really do with another week too, I have done 11 gifts completely, some more halfway through and I know what Im doing with the rest. But my only week day off was yesterday, and I felt so ill I had no energy to craft  :( :( Im still feeling a bit ughh, but gonna try and craft as much as I can this weekend, then next week, Im gonig home next weekend, so wont have much time then, aaaahhhh, panicking!!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: jadore-le-rose on October 28, 2010 06:45:50 AM
I had a lot of fun yesterday collecting ___ from the graveyard to make ___. It was closed so me and my mum had to reach through the railings - anyone watching must have thought we were completely mad!

Just a last minute teaser for my partner ;)

Ooh, that's intriguing... a graveyard?!  :)


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: yzzilnoaj on October 28, 2010 09:12:52 PM
Everything is wrapped and ready to go just waiting on funds for the postage  :) I am totally cool with another week if that matters.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: gaudiknight on October 28, 2010 09:22:46 PM
My days for the advent calendar are mostly done.  But another week would be a treat for finishing up the 25th's.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: Gspinn on October 29, 2010 01:14:02 PM
Another week would be an amazing help. I got my first full time job during the crafting period and did not realize how tired I would be. I can be ready on the send out date though as I only have a few more things to make for the stocking. I haven't taken pictures or wrapped anything yet so that will be the crazy part.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: uluru on October 29, 2010 03:10:27 PM
I have recieved my box from BoyceMachine... so so exciting!

Look at this...



I have no idea how I am going to be able to leave it alone for a month!!!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: BoyceMachine on October 30, 2010 01:33:23 AM
Uluru...I thought I had enough paper that they could all match...nowhere close!

But it was all wrapping paper that I've had left over from the last couple of years so I was quite impressed with my recycling skills.

I REALLY hope you like it. ;)


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: Angelicus on October 30, 2010 05:39:43 AM
Oh dear - I'm definitely going to be  al ate send if we don't have extra time :( I've got quite a lot of things done but just as many to do and I have a backlog of homework which, unfortunately (I'd much rather be crafting) I need to get done.

Also, that box of prezzies looks amazing...I have no idea how you'll resist that temptation to peek.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: zkatom on October 30, 2010 06:08:43 AM
I could send out on Monday, but I would definitely be up for an extra week!  Has anyone PMed J_Kieviet about it?  It seems like most of us either don't mind or would really appreciate the extra time. 


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: BoyceMachine on October 31, 2010 09:47:03 AM
I hope you all get your extra time...the stress of being so close to the end without being finished for a swap like this would probably make me ill. :(


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: purple_girl on October 31, 2010 12:13:08 PM
Love the pumpkins  ;D  :-\ :-* :'( :-X :P ::) ??? 8) ;) >:(

I pmed the organiser, to say people were asking about later sendouts, and thatmy partner and  I wont be sending on Monday as we arent ready! Im working towards being ready to send out not this wednesday but the next, so hopefully Ill be ready by then, if not then the Friday. Im working with, as long as its there by 1st december, and at least my partner wont have to sit with it staring at her for ages without being able to open it  :P :P
Im already trying to think of somewhere I can hide it from myself till I can open stuff! The only place is inside my bed i guess, inside the suitcase (we have weird lifty up giant heavy dangerous things under our matresses here!)


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: Angelicus on October 31, 2010 12:34:05 PM
The pumpkins are super cool aren't they  ::) ;D

I'm also going to PM the organiser about late sends because I've still got quite a lot to do and at the moment school work has to take precedent, even for a little while. I just don't want to rush finishing everything and not give my partner what she deserves...oh why oh why do I not manage my time better???

I think I' robably going to give the box to my mum to hide so I do't do any peeking!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: MiLady on October 31, 2010 02:37:31 PM
Love the pumpkins  ;D  :-\ :-* :'( :-X :P ::) ??? 8) ;) >:(

I pmed the organiser, to say people were asking about later sendouts, and thatmy partner and  I wont be sending on Monday as we arent ready! Im working towards being ready to send out not this wednesday but the next, so hopefully Ill be ready by then, if not then the Friday. Im working with, as long as its there by 1st december, and at least my partner wont have to sit with it staring at her for ages without being able to open it  :P :P
Im already trying to think of somewhere I can hide it from myself till I can open stuff! The only place is inside my bed i guess, inside the suitcase (we have weird lifty up giant heavy dangerous things under our matresses here!)

Can I just say you're awesome! Thankyou! ;D


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: J_Kieviet on October 31, 2010 09:09:17 PM
Hi everyone

I hear you guys, I am also not quite ready either.  How would it be i I extended the send out date until November 10th?  would that workfo everybody?


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: princessblueberry on October 31, 2010 09:56:39 PM
Works for me...I could send tomorrow but this would give me time so that the extras could be extras and not part of the 24...and I'd have more time for them :-D


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: gaudiknight on October 31, 2010 11:22:00 PM
I would worship at your ziggurat if we could have the extra time.  Between Halloween, mid-terms, and NaNoWriMo kick-off, this weekend has not been as productive on the crafting front as I had planned.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: BoyceMachine on November 01, 2010 02:08:49 AM
My package is on it's way!!! 

I'm so excited. :)


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: Angelicus on November 01, 2010 05:51:10 AM
Thanks so much, 10 extra days would be fab :)

And hello to a fellow nono-er ;)


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: zkatom on November 01, 2010 07:23:08 AM
November 10th sounds awesome!  Thanks!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: jadore-le-rose on November 01, 2010 08:08:19 AM
Phew... the extra 10 days are a lifesaver, thank J_Kieviet!  :)


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - sign up:07/25-08/25. send out 11/1
Post by: J_Kieviet on November 01, 2010 09:41:57 AM
Alrighty then, November 1oth it is!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: yzzilnoaj on November 01, 2010 10:44:43 AM
I was on my way to the post office for the Nov. 1 deadline but now I am going to make more things to add...though I don't have much room left in the box.  ;)


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: nikimac on November 01, 2010 04:41:18 PM
Ah phooey.  I didn't see the extension because I haven't been on in a while.  So I just finished the last few items and mailed it out just now.  Which is OK, but I think sloanlaw oughtta sneak a bite (or 5, to be exact) at Dec. 2nd's just in case it's not tasty still by then.  I was able to get everything wrapped and it all fit in a large priority mail box, so hopefully it'll be there by Thursday.  It was such fun to lay out everything and I can't wait to see what everyone's done.  It's going to be hard waiting a whole month!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: Mlsocci74 on November 02, 2010 07:01:31 AM
What a lifesaver!!!! Thanks for the extra crafting time!!

mel


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: BoyceMachine on November 05, 2010 09:14:40 AM
I've received my package, well kind of...it's at the Spar at the top of my road and my boyfriend is gonna pick it up on the way home from the pub tonight....I'll just need to try not to open it all up before December!   :D


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: BoyceMachine on November 05, 2010 03:00:52 PM
Look what I got...



My boyfriend brought it home along with lots of Chinese food...he's quite good sometimes.  ;D


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: uluru on November 05, 2010 04:30:32 PM
Oh gosh! It looks a lot more crazy now... it was in nice neat little numbered rows! Ooops!
Nothing is too date specific though, so it doesn't matter if the order's wrong at all.

I am in Bath for a little holiday, so away from the temptation of that beautiful little box for a while... (It's between my desk and bookshelf at home, tucked in a corner, and buried in blankets so I don't get too taunted by it's presence!)


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: darkladymajesta on November 05, 2010 05:09:32 PM
WHEW! I am so glad for the extra time :) I have been working away but my machine has not been co-operating for the reusable gift bags so my parter may just get some fabric to make her own LOL I have plenty of fabric


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: kmac on November 05, 2010 05:43:53 PM
Got my box yesterday.  I have to wait until WHEN to start opening the presents, and can only open 1 per day? That's going to be hard.

Amazing - the calendar is amazing!!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: BoyceMachine on November 06, 2010 03:32:06 AM
Oh gosh! It looks a lot more crazy now... it was in nice neat little numbered rows! Ooops!
Nothing is too date specific though, so it doesn't matter if the order's wrong at all.

That's really good news 'cos some of the numbers have fallen off altogether!  So I was hoping I could just open them a bit randomly. ::)


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: gaudiknight on November 07, 2010 08:53:30 AM
Even with the extension, I'm going to be crafting down to the wire.  I can always find a way to spend more time on things, I guess.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: Gspinn on November 07, 2010 02:09:19 PM
I can't believe how big and heavy the box is, I'm just hoping it wont cost too much to ship. I'm ready to ship tomorrow, but can't find the packing tape... go figure, so I'll be shipping on Tuesday


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: Angelicus on November 07, 2010 03:25:14 PM
Even with the extension, I'm going to be crafting down to the wire.  I can always find a way to spend more time on things, I guess.

Thats me to a T. what I never plan for is all the extra things like wrapping and taking to the post office and writing note cards that sort of thing. So even though when I send out my crafted stuff is done I'm often not completely happy with it all.

Anyway, I like that we have till 11/11 ;)


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: zkatom on November 07, 2010 04:21:10 PM
I can't believe how big and heavy the box is, I'm just hoping it wont cost too much to ship. I'm ready to ship tomorrow, but can't find the packing tape... go figure, so I'll be shipping on Tuesday

Yeah..........same here!  I gave a guess at the weight and looked at the postal website, so I have an idea of how much it will cost.  Hopefully I was fairly accurate at guessing..........

There are a couple of things I need to finish up tomorrow, so I'll be sending Tuesday or Wednesday.  I'm really glad we had the extra week.  It definitely improved my package. 


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: jadore-le-rose on November 08, 2010 11:57:15 AM
The extension has been so helpful, it really has made my package so much better overall. I still haven't got the one large item done, but everything else is done and now just has to be wrapped. And I hope I can fit it all in the box I bought as well, it's so much stuff!  :)


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: gatheredthreads on November 08, 2010 12:18:29 PM
Mine arrived today  ;D  So pretty!



Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: zkatom on November 09, 2010 04:17:03 PM
I shipped mine today!  It should be there by the end of the week!  :)


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: uluru on November 11, 2010 07:44:31 AM
Gathered threads, that looks almost as tempting as mine!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: Angelicus on November 11, 2010 09:15:16 AM
sigh. sending out one day late despite the extension  >:(
ah well, I'd rather have everything perfectly done than miss out the finishing touches.
And it will still have plenty of time to stare temptingly at jadore-le-rose ;)


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: zkatom on November 12, 2010 03:41:54 PM
I just noticed the gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=363980.0

I thought I would mention it because only a few people have claimed spots in the gallery.  It probably got posted earlier in this thread, but I know I missed it, lol, so I figured another link couldn't hurt.  :)


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: J_Kieviet on November 12, 2010 06:18:39 PM
thanks for posting the link zkatom, you di not miss it, my comp was just being randomly weird and not letting me paste the link before.

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=363980.msg4273402#msg4273402  please claim your gallery spot as this will work like the 13 days of halloween gallery!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: Angelicus on November 14, 2010 07:55:37 AM
Thanks for the posting the link - I have just gone and reserved my space and made excessive use of the smilie system.

Not sure if I can wait another two weeks to get started ;)


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: jadore-le-rose on November 14, 2010 09:22:33 AM
Not sure if I can wait another two weeks to get started ;)

I know, I don't think I'll be able to resist the temptation!  :)


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: zkatom on November 15, 2010 02:49:59 PM
I received from Gpsinn today!  I posted pictures of some wonderful extras that she sent in my spot in the gallery.  I can't wait to start opening.........


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: princessblueberry on November 15, 2010 05:42:33 PM
 :o Wow! My partner's package arrive in Alaska in 3 days flat...I did not believe it was from her when hubby brought home the package slip on the 12th!  I have total swap anxiety from just looking at her wrapping job!!! I never thought frugal gift wrapping could be so fun and know my wrapping job is boring  :-[

At least I have the last half/third of her presents that will be going out in a 2nd box later this week...there is a little space and I'm filling it with gluten free baking mixes for her. 

Pictures are in the gallery...




Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: yzzilnoaj on November 15, 2010 07:13:09 PM
I am so glad you like the wrapping pricessblueberry...I had a great deal of fun making each one unique and fun with items only in my house.  I am looking forward to the gluten free goodies!  :)  I am actually glad my package will be running a little late because it means less of the temptation.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: Angelicus on November 16, 2010 05:50:55 AM
wow...both the packages look awesome and what lovely extras! I'm already getting swap anxiety  :-[ ::) ;) ;)
I'm feeling very excited right now though because I just checked the process of both our parcels and they have both moved! I've never been able to track a parcel before but I'm finding out that it is very addictive ;)

I've been thinking a lot about advent at the moment and the build up for christmas in my house (not least beause of the anticipation of this parcel). In my family we don't really do much in the run up to chirstmas - we always decorate on christmas eve eve and christmas eve and it becomes really christmassy from that moment on. But in advent we tend to have advent calenders and a wreath with a candle for each sunday of advent (christian family) but thats abou it. What does everyone else do?


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: MiLady on November 16, 2010 03:13:29 PM
Well, after problems finding a big enough box, finding one that wasn't really big enough but managed to do, then running away from the post office's 2hr queue, being turned away from collect plus after paying postage because my box was the tiniest bit too big on one side (despite being annoyingly much smaller on the other 2 dimensions) and then going back to the post office today with a giant christmas clad box that caused I think everyone in milton keynes to stare at me I finally posted. I have had a hell of alot of fun with this swap, I really hope the calendar itself holds up in postage, it took alot of man hours and effort by me and my mum to make that thing with all the tiny little pockets, I had to pack it slightly precariously due to box issues.  :-\

Now I'm uber excited about 1st december! I'll also have my pink car by then woop woop!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: Angelicus on November 18, 2010 12:53:30 PM
Oh gosh - that sounds like a bit of a nightmare MiLady....Atleast it got off in the end...

In other news I received my package eysterday - It looks gorgeous. I don't if I can wait to open it all up. Unofrtunately though I couldn't find my camera cord so I haven't got a pic...Ill try and find it at the wekend I think :D


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: nikimac on November 18, 2010 07:57:59 PM
I received my package.  The wrappings alone are so lovely that I can barely wait.  I'm claiming a gallery spot as I write this.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: J_Kieviet on November 18, 2010 09:33:29 PM
I have updated the first post for sends/recieveds, if I've got your info wrong, please let me know.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: yzzilnoaj on November 19, 2010 02:13:49 PM
I received the first of two packages from princessblueberry yesterday.  It is going to be very hard not to peek.  I in fact have hardly looked at the package so I will be less tempted  :)  I did get to look at the two advent calendars she sent (one for my little sister) and a beautiful card with different flavors of tea (which I can't wait to try).


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: MiLady on November 23, 2010 04:00:41 AM
My parcels are all over my floor and I squish them every day! :D


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: jadore-le-rose on November 25, 2010 01:42:54 PM
I received last week and it's so tempting having everything sitting there waiting to be unwrapped- it all looks so pretty! I haven't posted a pic in the gallery of all the packages or the wonderful advent calendar yet as my camera is being borrowed until tomorrow, but I should have pics up soon to show everything off!  :)


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: MiLady on November 26, 2010 10:39:44 AM
Anyone else as excited for wednesday as I am????? OOooooooooh!!! EEEeeeeee!!!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: J_Kieviet on November 26, 2010 10:56:23 AM
I can't wait until Wednesday, luckily I have lots to keep my away from being tempted - need to clean my bedroom, craftroom, and bathroom completly before I can put up decorations.  but tonight is the santa claus parade here in town:)


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: Angelicus on November 26, 2010 11:04:03 AM
I am so excited for wednesday. I can't believe its so soon. all my friend have been like - 0 30 days till christmas and prezzies but I can feel smug and think - not for me  ;)


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: BoyceMachine on November 26, 2010 11:21:25 AM

just wanted to let you know I've not fallen off the face of the earth but I'm in the process of moving flat and I'm not gonna have internet for a week...I'm actually posting from the youth club I work in just now!   ::)

So if I'm quiet I promise I've not dissapeared.

I'll be taking pics and will post as soon as I can.  ;)


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: purple_girl on November 26, 2010 11:42:41 AM
Anyone else as excited for wednesday as I am????? OOooooooooh!!! EEEeeeeee!!!

meeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!! eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
though i dont have the presents or calendar taunting me everyday  ;D
But still cant wait, only 5 more sleeps!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: mom2em on November 26, 2010 02:04:26 PM
I got my box today!!  I'm so excited!  I'm glad I didn't get it any sooner though & only have to wait a few days to start opening gifts or the suspense might have killed me, lol!
I love the advent calender bag--it's so cute (I'll post pics soon in my spot in the gallery).
Thank you!!!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: gatheredthreads on November 28, 2010 03:21:28 PM
three more sleeps!!!!!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: zkatom on November 28, 2010 05:58:28 PM
Eeks, I'm super excited!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: J_Kieviet on November 28, 2010 10:38:41 PM
yep, only a fe more days, I plan to put my calendar up on Tuesday.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: Angelicus on November 29, 2010 03:48:00 PM
two more sleeps to go  :o
Can't wait  :D ;D :D ;D

I was actually just wondering if a link to the gallery could be posted on the first page? I know its a bit lazy but nothing comes up in the gallery straight away because edits don't register as new posts, so it would be a pain to have to scroll through all the different swap pics everyday. Also, has everyone claimed a spot? I keep wanting to post in the gallery but I don't feel like I should if people have claimed their spot...though I guess it won't matter so much, as everyone's individual galleries will be linked to the front page won't they?

Anyway, off to beddie bies now :)


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: Gspinn on November 30, 2010 08:46:19 AM
I'm so excited that we get to start opening tomorrow!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: MiLady on November 30, 2010 08:55:07 AM
Am I allowed to open and start posting as of midnight GMT, I realise that alot of people on this swap are behind GMT and would have to wait longer, do I have to wait until everyone on the swap has reached 1st december? I only ask because I'm on nights as of tomorrow so I will be staying up tonight in preparation!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: J_Kieviet on November 30, 2010 09:37:44 AM
nope, no waiting necessary, and yes, I will try to link from the first page of the gallery


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: Angelicus on November 30, 2010 11:14:05 AM
ooooh...a midnight opening  :) That said I'm normally in bed and in the land of nod by that time so I don't know it would really be a good idea for me to stay up that late.

And thanks for looking at sorting out the link J_Kieviet, that would be so useful.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: yzzilnoaj on November 30, 2010 11:54:02 AM
I received my second package from princessblueberry last week but I was away for the holidays and then got sick.  I am going to post pictures of my whole loot as soon as I unpack and find my camera.  I am totally grateful that I didn't receive all of these presents any earlier because I am not sure I could have held out until tomorrow.  I am so excited to get started  :) 


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: Angelicus on November 30, 2010 03:04:44 PM
One more sleep everyone

(or 58 mins in my case but i am way too tired to stay up)
 ;D


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: MiLady on November 30, 2010 04:29:08 PM
Woohooo I'm the first to post a 1st december pic! SO excited, why can't it be the 2nd december already?? I've got 24 more awesome presents to open!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: amazing_784 on November 30, 2010 05:55:14 PM
My partner still hasn't posted in the swap gallery.  I'm hoping she's ok.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: Angelicus on December 01, 2010 04:19:59 AM
I opened a lovely pin cushion this morning :) I won't be able till post till late tonight but it is gorgeous and I love it. Thanks so much for an awesome day one  ;D


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: Gspinn on December 01, 2010 08:18:38 AM
I opened the cutest ornament making kit ever today, of course when I went to take pictures the batteries in my camera were dead  :( I'll try and take pictures this evening after work though I may not be able to post until tomorrow as I work until 8:30pm tonight.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: zkatom on December 01, 2010 08:28:40 AM
I opened the cutest ornament making kit ever today, of course when I went to take pictures the batteries in my camera were dead  :( I'll try and take pictures this evening after work though I may not be able to post until tomorrow as I work until 8:30pm tonight.

I'm so glad you like it!  Our camera batteries always go dead at the most inconvenient times as well. 

I received an amazing green hat!  Gspinn also sent my husband an awesome hat in grey.  He really likes it and wore it today.  :)  We love that they are made in our favorite colors.  I was running a little late this morning, so I haven't taken pictures yet, but plan on taking them tonight. 


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: yzzilnoaj on December 01, 2010 08:32:39 AM
Ok so I think I messed up. I made the advent calendar the first gift.  I hope pricessblueberry is not too disappoint.  I have to wait until my sister gets home from school to open our gift  >:(


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: jadore-le-rose on December 01, 2010 09:42:25 AM
I opened a lovely pin cushion this morning :) I won't be able till post till late tonight but it is gorgeous and I love it. Thanks so much for an awesome day one  ;D

So glad you liked it! I have posted my Day 1 in the gallery and I love it so much- it was the cupcake needlebook I opened!  :)


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: mom2em on December 01, 2010 09:45:12 AM
My first day gift is a very cute pinecone ornament.  My dd had to hang it on the tree right away.  I will get a pic and post it later.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: yzzilnoaj on December 01, 2010 12:56:01 PM
So I was checking out the gallery and I just wanted to comment on a few things because I love it when people comment on the stuff I make  :)  Anywho...I saw an AMAZING quilted advent calendar (please note all the calendars are cool but this one stood out).  I love the pink stocking...too cute and the cupcake notepad is way too cute too (is that too many toos?).


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: Angelicus on December 01, 2010 02:52:17 PM
Hmmm....looking like it won't be up tonight as the cameras not charged up (gah!!!) but I thought I'd comment as well. I really loved the little craft organiser thing - and kudos to you for organising your space! I tidied my room on monday and its just so much nicer :)  The calender sent to Jackie_K is also super cool - is it quilted?

And I'm really glad you liked the present jadore-le-rose. I was inspired by your wist for the needlebook and I had hard time giving away the smiley faced keyring I have to say -I need to go back and buy one for myself.

Anyway, tomorow will be pics hopfully.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: MiLady on December 01, 2010 03:53:53 PM
I tidied my room last week too, just about keeping it up  ;D I literally pulled everything out, I do this once or twice a year and always in prep for christmas!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: yzzilnoaj on December 02, 2010 04:22:12 AM
I just opened day two and Omg my partner rocks.  She made the cutest owl purse!  My little sister wants to claim it but I am not sure I can allow that.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: gatheredthreads on December 02, 2010 06:31:36 AM
Thanks for the compliments on the quilted calendar.  I am very happy with how it turned out  ;D


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: Gspinn on December 02, 2010 07:45:08 AM
I received the cutest button necklace from my partner today! Will hopefully have new batteries tonight and be able to take pictures.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: princessblueberry on December 02, 2010 06:40:22 PM
Ok so I think I messed up. I made the advent calendar the first gift.  I hope pricessblueberry is not too disappoint.  I have to wait until my sister gets home from school to open our gift  >:(

I have to admit I was having a bad day and opened it early since I knew it was going to be the advent calendar... :D

Had a big utoh moment, was going to tell you to take the tea and regift it as I just realized you can't have most of it  :'( 


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: Gspinn on December 02, 2010 07:35:56 PM
I finally posted some pictures yay!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: yzzilnoaj on December 02, 2010 08:01:57 PM
Ok so I think I messed up. I made the advent calendar the first gift.  I hope pricessblueberry is not too disappoint.  I have to wait until my sister gets home from school to open our gift  >:(

I have to admit I was having a bad day and opened it early since I knew it was going to be the advent calendar... :D

Had a big utoh moment, was going to tell you to take the tea and regift it as I just realized you can't have most of it  :'( 

I actually live in a house where lots of people drink tea so no worries.  It appears that the advent calendar did not make the trip very well.  Did it get very damaged?  It is suppose to hang and each box is a magnet.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: princessblueberry on December 03, 2010 05:35:06 PM
I actually live in a house where lots of people drink tea so no worries.  It appears that the advent calendar did not make the trip very well.  Did it get very damaged?  It is suppose to hang and each box is a magnet.

Only damage was two buff balls fell off of day 5...which I did not even notice till I added gummy bears & sugar plums to the calendar for my son...will get a batter action shot today when he gets up from his napo and we open todays...the pic was taken right after taking the saran wrap off...


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: MiLady on December 04, 2010 08:34:37 AM
Would love to know what each day's "history lesson" is all about :D


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: yzzilnoaj on December 05, 2010 07:25:14 PM
Would love to know what each day's "history lesson" is all about :D
.

I will add them in  :).

Princessblueberry...I just didn't want you to have a broken advent calendar you don't have to post a different picture.  I hope you enjoy it!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: gatheredthreads on December 07, 2010 12:48:56 PM
You guys need to see the gorgeous hat that Jackie K sent for my LO today:

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=363980.msg4282017#msg4282017


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: princessblueberry on December 09, 2010 10:04:18 AM
I seriously need to get caught up on posting pictures!  I have them all taken...today was an awesome pattern from my wist!!!  Am going to make the kitchen set for my daughter's B-Day in January...thank you!  Thank you!  Thank You! 

Yes, yzzilnoaj I was raised Orthodox (Antiochian)...wish I had know that would have opened up so many more crafty ideas!  I have a whole envelope of pictures of icons that I have rescued from the trash, since I hate to see them trashed...postage stamps, magazine pictures, cards, and calendars.  And the bazar was the week before send outs...     


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: yzzilnoaj on December 12, 2010 05:35:52 AM
I seriously need to get caught up on posting pictures!  I have them all taken...today was an awesome pattern from my wist!!!  Am going to make the kitchen set for my daughter's B-Day in January...thank you!  Thank you!  Thank You! 

Yes, yzzilnoaj I was raised Orthodox (Antiochian)...wish I had know that would have opened up so many more crafty ideas!  I have a whole envelope of pictures of icons that I have rescued from the trash, since I hate to see them trashed...postage stamps, magazine pictures, cards, and calendars.  And the bazar was the week before send outs...     

I am so glad you like the pattern!  I hope you enjoy making it for your daughter. 

I took wish I knew about our similar religious  background too. I probably would have done some different crafts too.  Oh well...I just hope you are enjoying the presents I made as much as I am enjoying the ones you made.


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: princessblueberry on December 12, 2010 11:18:47 AM
Totally!!! Love the icon on yesterdays box!!! Was not going to open it in the morning cause I was in a rush to get out as I was hosting a table at the woman's tea.  Even mom sad it was a total God thing. The blue box matched my mom's outfit for the tea and the blue flower hair clip I made the day before and totaly made for the perfect picture of mom!!! It is going to be her Christmas picture this year! :D


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: yzzilnoaj on December 13, 2010 02:17:55 PM
Totally!!! Love the icon on yesterdays box!!! Was not going to open it in the morning cause I was in a rush to get out as I was hosting a table at the woman's tea.  Even mom sad it was a total God thing. The blue box matched my mom's outfit for the tea and the blue flower hair clip I made the day before and totaly made for the perfect picture of mom!!! It is going to be her Christmas picture this year! :D

I am so pleased that you like it!  I had a great deal of fun with the glitter!


Title: Re: Advent Calendar swap 2010 - send out extended to- 11/11
Post by: MareMare on August 23, 2011 07:11:12 PM
Hey peeps, just wanted to let you know that I have posted sign-ups for the 2011 round of this swap! Hope to see you there!

Sign-ups through Sept 6

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=388992.msg4605340#msg4605340