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Title: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on April 10, 2012 12:52:27 PM

***Organizational Notes:: All rules, packages, and questionnaire has been revised. Even if you've been in this swap before, please read through the entire post before signing up.***

THE GALLERY (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=408388.0)


The Basics
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This swap is organized with the intention that you will make a true Craftster friend. This is not just about sending and receiving amazing hand crafted items. It is about getting to know your swap partner, learning about them and learning from them. We hope that you make a lasting bond and can be true Crafty BFFs.

This swap is ran by the main organizer, DesignVigilante, along with multiple co-organizers. Once sign ups close, you will be assigned a group. Each group is managed by a different co-organizer. You will be notified as to who your organizer is at the same time you are notified as to who your partner will be for the swap.  That will be your group organizer and you will send all messages to that organizer. As a way to keep from cluttering the inbox, please do not message DesignVigilante unless she is your group organizer OR you have a problem with your organizer.


The Important Info

Swap name:  Make-A-Friend Swap Round 9 (Summer 2012)
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: DesignVigilante
Co-Organizer #1: Indigo_Roses
Co-Organizer #2: Ewulotta
Co-Organizer #3: Whistley

Signups Monday, April 9th -- Monday, April 30th
Package 1 Due Friday, May 25th
Package 2 Due Friday June 29th
Package 3 Due Friday August 3rd

Participant Max: 100
This is an International Swap
Age Restriction: 16+
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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
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If yes, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If no, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES


Previous Rounds


MAF Round 1:
January - April 2008
Original Thread (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=217153.0)
Gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=225521.0)
MAF Round 2:
May - September 2008
Original Thread (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=245278.0)
Gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=252400.0)
MAF Round 3:
November 2008 - March 2009
Original Thread (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=279538.0)
Gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=285576.0)
MAF Round 4:
May - September 2009
Original Thread (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=305427.0)
Gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=309002.0)
MAF Round 5:
November 2009 - March 2010
Original Thread (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=326162.0)
The Gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=329808.0)
MAF Round 6:
April 2010 - August 2010
Original Thread (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=343959.0)
The Gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=347973.0)
MAF Round 7:
April 2011 - August 2011
Original Thread (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=377405.0)
The Gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=380351.0)
MAF Round 8:
September - December 2011
Original Thread (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=389744.0)
The Gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=392704.0)



The Rules of The Swap


1. This cannot be your first swap ever on craftster.org. No exceptions.
2. If you were in a previous Round of this swap and had significant problems sending, you may not join this Round.
3. Once Signups end, you will have one week to be cleanly dropped from the swap. However, in order to be dropped you must have your partnerís approval and must have a valid reason for wanting to drop OR you and your partner may both mutually decide not to continue with the swap.
4. While there is no requirement to post in the Original Thread of this swap, it is required that you message you must message your partner at least once a week. Please notify your partner if you are planning on being offline/difficult to contact for more than a week.
5. If you have not heard from your partner in more than a week and do not know why, please contact your organizer immediately.
6. Please be aware of the shipping costs this swap might require. Please do not elect to be partnered with an international swapper if the shipping costs are out of your budget.
7. You must have a valid email address. Check-in #1 will be done via email and you must be able to reply to your organizer via email.
8. You are allowed to pick your own partner before sign ups close. You must message the person you would like first and if they agree, you must both send a message to DesignVigilante to confirm the partnership. If you do not already have a partner by the end of sign ups, you will be assigned one.
9. If you are 2 or more weeks late sending your final package, you will receive temporary negative feedback. It will be reversed as soon as your partner has confirmed received.
10. If you are 6 or more weeks late sending your final package, you will receive permanent negative feedback.
11. Every package must have a Delivery Confirmation Number. If you are shipping internationally and cannot get a tracking number for your packages, please take a photo or a scan of your receipt where the text is clear and easy to read.
12. If you have been flaked on, even if you had already sent a package and did not get a package in return, you will not get an Angel. This swap will only allow for REPLACEMENT PARTNERS. If you do not want a replacement partner, you will receive positive feedback immediately and be dropped from the swap. PLEASE, I cannot stress this enough, if you have ANY doubts that your partner may be flaking, DO NOT SEND YOUR PACKAGE! Contact your organizer immediately and let them know so that you do not get marked for being late.
13. If you are flaked on and choose to have a replacement partner, you will each have to send a package that contains at minimum 5 items from package 1, and 1 medium item from package 2.


The Packages



The New Package 1
This is a scavenger hunt and it's all about YOU. Pick 2 items from each of the four categories for a total of 8 items.  Each item must be about YOU and it must be equivalent to a "small" sized item.  Small = $3 or less / 1 hour or less crafting time. All items may be store bought EXCEPT: Craft it.  
Your Favorite...Craft it...Hobbies...Closer to Home...
  • Craft Supplies
  • Animals
  • Colors
  • Scents
  • Fashion
  • Accessories
  • Games
  • Flowers
  • Characters
  • Design/Patterns
  • Food/Drink
  • Seasons
  • *Freebie:
    Your Favorite Anything*
  • Paper
  • Yarn
  • Needle
  • Fabric
  • B&B
  • Jewelry
  • Edible
  • Misc/Multi
  • Cooking
  • Reading
  • Collecting
  • Movies
  • Music
  • TV
  • Sports
  • Outdoors
  • Gardening
  • Fitness
  • Groups/Clubs
  • Sentimental
  • Kids
  • Pets
  • Local
  • Holidays
  • School
  • Career

The New Package 2
Pick 2 from the following options:
Add to the Stash
*Items valued at $10 total minimum
DIY Kit
*The essential items needed for a new craft your partner wants to learn.
*Included a printed tutorial, links to tutorials, etc.
Medium Wish
*Based on your partner's wist/pintrest/wishlist or based on what you've learned from your partner, craft 1 medium item.  
*A medium = $10 cost or 2.5 hours craft.
4 Small Items
*Pick 4 new/different items from the package 1 lists.
*A small = $3 cost or 1 hour craft.

The New Package 3
One Large Item based on everything you have learned about your partner.



The Questionnaire



Name of swap:
Craftster username:
Email address:
Other form of contact (i.e. ravelry, secondary email, AOL instant messanger, Yahoo, msn etc):
Social Networking information (if you have a myspace, facebook, and/or twitter):
Preferred form of contact (email, im, craftster, etc.):
Real Name and mailing address including the country:
Please confirm that you are over the age of 16:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country:
Any allergies you would like to note:
Any allergens you would like to note (i.e. if u have cats or if u smoke, etc.):

Anything you do not want to receive:
Are you opposed to getting spoiled/getting more than the required items?
What are some things you'd like to make for yourself but never have enough time to do?
Link to your Wist/Pintrest/Etsy Favorites:
Craft Wishlist (crafts you want to learn)
Do you collect anything?
Would you enjoy receiving food items as your gifts? (cookies, candy, etc..)
If yes, Favorite foods/candies/etc:

Age/DOB (if you do not want to disclose your age, just put the month and day of your birth)
Current Location/Hometown
Do you have a significant other?
Do you have children or grandchildren?
Do you have pets?
Do you attend a school (highschool, college, graduate school, technical school)?
Do you have an occupation?
Do you have any dietary restraints (vegan, vegetarian, etc)?

Favorite Crafts (crafts you love to do)
Favorite Passtimes besides crafting
Favorite Colors
Favorite Color Schemes (green-brown, red-white-blue, etc)
Favorite Designs/Patterns (plaid, argyle, stars, etc)

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

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



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


~~~~*Printer Friendly Documents*~~~~
Calendar: https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B1DufDHAeUFYU1pRaTBDb0M3Rlk
Package Requirements: https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B1DufDHAeUFYdWczdjFjeXhpZVU


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 27 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on April 10, 2012 12:52:59 PM
Participants:
1. DesignVigilante
2. Indigo_Roses
3. Ewulotta {GER}
4. Whistley
5. Helena Puck
6. attienichole
7. aheartofglass
8. Rubylynns
9. TroubleT

10. HolaKitty {U.K.}
11. annigirl22
12. gozer
13. queenofmarigold {AUS}
14. Koreena {CAN}
15. Feline2001 {UK}
16. Jexxican
17. najaorama
18. Ariethine
19. RaraAvis
20. Saintcady
21. OrangeKnickers
22. Lunanne {CAN}
23. Solitary Cricket
24. Megzy818

Feedback Left (as of 08/26): 21 out of 24

Partners:
Jexxican <--> Rubylynns
Helena Puck <--> Luanne  
Najaorama <--> Koreena
queenofmarigold <--> ewulotta
gozer <--> Trouble T
aheartofglass <--> RaraAvis
indigo_roses <--> DesignVigilante
Saintcady <--> Megzy818
OrangeKnickers <--> Whistley
solitary cricket <--> ariethine
annigirl22 <--> attienichole
Feline2001 <--> HolaKitty

Groups:

Team Indigo_Roses:
OrangeKnickers <--> Whistley
solitary cricket <--> ariethine
aheartofglass <--> RaraAvis
Team Whistley:
indigo_roses <--> DesignVigilante
gozer <--> Trouble T
Jexxican <--> Rubylynns
Team Ewulotta:
Helena Puck <--> Lunanne
Najaorama <--> Koreena
Feline2001 <--> HolaKitty
Team DesignVigilante:
annigirl22 <--> attienichole
queenofmarigold  <--> ewulotta
Saintcady <--> Megzy818


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 27 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: sweety28303 on April 10, 2012 04:10:12 PM
I love this swap. Unfortunately, I might have to sit this round out. I will definitely be stalking the gallery though!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 27 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: aheartofglass on April 10, 2012 07:47:17 PM
Yay!!! I'm working on my questionnaire now!!!

So much fun!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 27 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: annigirl22 on April 10, 2012 08:07:21 PM
goodness I'm so excited. I need to fill in the questionaire, but I have to finish my hw tonight first!!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 27 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: Whistley on April 10, 2012 08:10:01 PM
I'm still sitting on the fence ... but leaning toward joining ...  ;)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 27 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: AttieNichole on April 10, 2012 09:23:41 PM
Sent in my questionnaire :)  Woohoo!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 27 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: Ewulotta on April 11, 2012 10:02:59 AM
I'm still sitting on the fence ... but leaning toward joining ...  ;)

Me too :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 27 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on April 11, 2012 03:54:37 PM
Printer friendly documents for the Calendar and Package Requirements now available! Links are on the bottom of the first post. :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 27 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: Whistley on April 11, 2012 04:46:16 PM
Questionnaire sent! ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 27 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: annigirl22 on April 11, 2012 11:37:28 PM
DesignVigilante you are a whiz for making those printable!! <3


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 27 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on April 12, 2012 10:49:22 AM
DesignVigilante you are a whiz for making those printable!! <3

Thanks! I hope they are helpful :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 27 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: rubylynns on April 12, 2012 12:58:03 PM
I'm thinking and thinking......I really want to do this....!!!! 

Ok I'm going to fill it out.....anyone want to be my partner =)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 27 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: TroubleT on April 13, 2012 05:03:06 PM
I'm giving this swap some serious thought. Who would I send the questionnaire to? Just DVigilante?


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 27 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on April 13, 2012 07:09:54 PM
I'm giving this swap some serious thought. Who would I send the questionnaire to? Just DVigilante?

Just me. Ill assign groups after sign ups. :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 27 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: aheartofglass on April 13, 2012 07:51:23 PM
I'm giving this swap some serious thought. Who would I send the questionnaire to? Just DVigilante?

Yay TroubleT! Sign up! this is a fun swap too!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 27 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: TroubleT on April 14, 2012 05:31:01 AM
Ok, I've finished up the last swap package that I had. I'm jumping in! :D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 27 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: dinkime on April 14, 2012 10:51:36 AM
this one certainly sounds fun!!  i need to think on it a little, though, before signing up....


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 27 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: Ratfinkz on April 14, 2012 12:36:26 PM
Very tempted by this swap as it's one of my faves but would need a UK partner...


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 27 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: HolaKitty on April 14, 2012 02:13:46 PM
I've been filling out my application over the course of the last few days. I feel like I should put something in the other information bit but I just don't know what yet  ::)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 27 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: annigirl22 on April 14, 2012 09:53:14 PM
I've been filling out my application over the course of the last few days. I feel like I should put something in the other information bit but I just don't know what yet  ::)

I understand the feeling. lol. I've been working on it all week too! :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 27 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: Saintcady on April 14, 2012 09:54:23 PM
This is pretty darn tempting. I love meeting new crafters and really like the long wind-up time of this one. However, I'm still a little leery of big partner swaps. I may have to continue stewing on it for a few days.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 27 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: Ceda on April 15, 2012 11:13:57 PM
I like the sound of this swap. I might join once I'm done with the other two swaps I'm in. :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 27 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: gozer on April 17, 2012 12:39:31 PM
 Just sent in my questionnaire! This swap sounds fun. I always talk to my partners during my swaps and then it seems to fade out. This seems like a nice one to really get to know people! ;D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 27 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on April 17, 2012 03:49:05 PM
Sorry for the delay to anyone who sent their questionnaire between today and last thursday, I was feeling a bit under the weather but everyone is all up to date now!
Also, I noticed that some international swappers want to know if anyone else in this swap is international so i went ahead and put country abbreviations next to the international participants in this swap. :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 27 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: rubylynns on April 17, 2012 08:10:00 PM
@DesignVigilante  I hope you feel better.  All these temperature changes are making our sinuses going crazy around here.  I am super excited for this swap! Its going to be so much fun. 


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 27 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: seeuudee on April 18, 2012 12:30:51 PM
I am so tempted by this one! Luckily there is a few more days to think about it before I have to decide!!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 27 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: koalascout on April 18, 2012 01:35:04 PM
i have to think about this one but it may be neat to do along with the little visitor swap which is always fun and i am already working on.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 27 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: Koreena on April 18, 2012 03:23:41 PM
I tried my best to resist the lure of an awesome longish swap and have failed...  Questionnaire has been submitted and I'm all excited :D  Hello everyone!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 27 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: queenofmarigold on April 18, 2012 09:45:39 PM
Yep, I'm one of the international swappers! I apologise in advance for how much shipping can come to for whoever is my partner, and for the wait times. I promise to use a bunch of local slang and Aussie-isms to make up for it!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 27 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: OrangeKnickers on April 19, 2012 12:44:12 AM
I've been away from Craftster for a long time, and have been popping in for the last month or so, looking for a swap to suck me back in.  This may be the one.  I love swapping, and miss it, but I've never done a long swap like this before.  I'm intimidated, but I've gone through the last few MAF galleries and threads and think this may be a good fit.  I'll have to think on it, but I'm tempted.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 27 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: AttieNichole on April 19, 2012 04:49:49 AM
For those in this swap, what is everyone currently working on to pass the time between getting partners?  I don't know if anyone in this swap crochets often, but I recently decided to make some can cozies for a booth in the Relay for Life this year to help raise money for the American Cancer Society.  At first I was going to do all lavender (awareness color for all cancers) but decided to make 10 of each cancer awareness color.  So far I've made 83 in about three weeks (with a full-time job).  I'm finally reaching the midpoint!  I finished today's "quota" and figured I would share with the group.  I'm curious as to whether anyone else has any neat projects they are currently working on, and to get us all talking about what interests us :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 27 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: TroubleT on April 19, 2012 04:58:40 AM
Attie, that's a wonderful fundraiser idea!

 I've been on a crochet kick as well. I'm in the Dishcloth swap so I've been crocheting like mad woman these past couple of days.  I decided after finishing up my partner's goodies, I'm going to make dish cloths for my mother and mother-in-law for Mother's Day. :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 27 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: Whistley on April 19, 2012 07:47:30 AM
I've been finishing my items for the spell my name swap and my current wip is a funky knitted scarf. Yes, I know, it's getting warmer, but I really love the yarn I just bought and it just screamed "make me into a scarf!" so I am! :D

I've also been brainstorming and gathering some of my favorites for package one. I've even ordered one of my very favorite things to include. We'll see what makes it into the box when we get partners. I am really excited for this swap. ;D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 27 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: indigo_roses on April 19, 2012 10:04:46 AM
Attie, that sounds like a great thing to do! I hope they raise lots of money!

I've been working on a few projects. I'm crocheting an afghan for a friend's wedding, knitting my first sock, participating in the cushion cover swap, and working on stock for my eventual STS shop. I've been thinking about joining for the past few months, and now I think I've finally got a decent selection of items to open with.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 27 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: TroubleT on April 19, 2012 10:42:22 AM
I'm jealous indigo! I've been wanting to try crocheting socks but haven't had the time. Maybe this summer, I'll dive in. Are you using any specific resources? :)

I do have a swap related question since this is my first MaF. The first package that is sent out is about Me or my Partner? :)

I do love the options on Package 2! I love writing up tutorials and making DIY kits. I just hope I have a craft that I can share.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 27 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: rubylynns on April 19, 2012 11:07:45 AM
I am in the Mommy read to me swap and I'm going to start the hunger games round 2 swap up soon.  I need to get busy!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 27 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: Ratfinkz on April 19, 2012 11:28:43 AM
Im learning to needlefelt atm - and have just finished up making 5 button tree hoops for the sweat shoppe swap.

Have just sent in my questionnaire - realy keeping everything crossed for a uk partner to swap with,


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 27 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: Whistley on April 19, 2012 01:15:09 PM
I do have a swap related question since this is my first MaF. The first package that is sent out is about Me or my Partner? :)

The New Package 1
This is a scavenger hunt and it's all about YOU. Pick 2 items from each of the four categories for a total of 8 items.  Each item must be about YOU and it must be equivalent to a "small" sized item.  Small = $3 or less / 1 hour or less crafting time. All items may be store bought EXCEPT: Craft it.  

From what I understand (please correct me if I'm wrong DV) is that package 1 is all about you - so your partner gets to know you. :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 27 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: HolaKitty on April 19, 2012 01:17:59 PM
Everyone seems to be up to such interesting stuff at the minute! I just finished the makeup bag swap and am currently waiting to start making stuff for the fitness swap, however I'm going to be very pushed for time because I just found out that I've been accepted as an ambassador (fancy word for volunteer) for the London 2012 Olympics so I've got 2 full Saturdays worth of training coming up that I totally need to be spending crafting instead so I think I'll be pulling some long nights! I'm stoked though because I have some really good ideas for gym gear :D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 27 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: Ratfinkz on April 19, 2012 01:50:46 PM
Holakitty - that is awesome!!!!!

Way to go :) you better tell us alll about it!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 27 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on April 19, 2012 02:29:12 PM
That is correct, thanks for answering Whistley! Yes it's about you, not your partner. The rest of the packages are about the things you have learned about your partner.

I do have a swap related question since this is my first MaF. The first package that is sent out is about Me or my Partner? :)

The New Package 1
This is a scavenger hunt and it's all about YOU. Pick 2 items from each of the four categories for a total of 8 items.  Each item must be about YOU and it must be equivalent to a "small" sized item.  Small = $3 or less / 1 hour or less crafting time. All items may be store bought EXCEPT: Craft it.  

From what I understand (please correct me if I'm wrong DV) is that package 1 is all about you - so your partner gets to know you. :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 27 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: aheartofglass on April 19, 2012 07:53:51 PM
Already working on my first package! I may be ready to ship as soon as we get partners lol!  :D :D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 27 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: TroubleT on April 20, 2012 03:19:45 AM
Already working on my first package! I may be ready to ship as soon as we get partners lol!  :D :D

I sent off my 2 swap packages yesterday so I'm swap free atm. I was thinking about doing this very thing aheartofglass!  :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 27 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: gozer on April 20, 2012 12:57:49 PM
 I am currently in the middle of a move. I spent my first night in the new house last night. We still have to get all the left over stuff out of the old house and clean but I am so happy to be pretty much in the new place. I have been going thru craft withdrawl all month! It's amazing how many "need to make this RIGHT now" ideas come to you as soon as you pack up your sewing machine! LOL!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 27 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: AttieNichole on April 20, 2012 11:22:11 PM
:) Everyone is so busy!  I am also working on buying a house and getting a promotion to QIDP.  Right now I'm just a DSP grunt at a group home with developmentally delayed adults (basically a residential supervisor who is skilled at cleaning up messes, working a dishwasher, and wiping butts lol).  I am so excited about this swap!  I've done four other rounds of this swap, and it's always fun to see how it changes and morphs as time passes--I absolutely love it!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 27 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: Ratfinkz on April 21, 2012 02:30:34 AM
I'm getting rather worried as I haven't heard anything since I sent my questionnaire in. :-(


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 27 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: Lunanne on April 21, 2012 09:01:01 AM
I'm thinking about joining! I did a mini MaF swap and I really enjoyed it, I think I'm ready to graduate to the real thing! I need to work on my questionnaire. :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 27 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on April 21, 2012 10:51:59 AM
Just updated the list! :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 27 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: rubylynns on April 22, 2012 04:14:11 AM
I'm here but my husband is on vacation this week so I won't be around much....=)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 27 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: jexxican on April 23, 2012 08:29:01 AM

Ok I'm going to fill it out.....anyone want to be my partner =)
I would love to be your partner! I was thinking about "thinking about" this swap but whenever I do that I end up not doing the swap. But this is a huge swap! Last time I did it I had a really hard time getting inspired, but maybe if I had a partner that I already know loves me it would be easier and since I already know I have much Craftster love for you, Ruby, maybe I should PM you? Ooh, I feel all giddy now. Why is that?

But I'm also thinking about taking over the Pinterest swap and that is a huge undertaking too so maybe I shouldn't do this?


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 27 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: gozer on April 23, 2012 10:32:59 AM
 I sent in my questionairre but now I am thinking I didn't put enough on there! Hmmm. Maybe that is okay cas I can just talk to my partner about it but I feel like I left so much out! LOL! Oh well. Someone will get to discover the depths of my geekiness.  :P


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 27 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: Ratfinkz on April 23, 2012 12:51:29 PM
I know the feeling gozer - I filled mine out in about 15 minutes so now worried it's not nearly good enough!

Oh well will include a nice letter with my first package to tell more about me!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 27 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: aheartofglass on April 23, 2012 09:20:29 PM
Awesome to see the list of participants growing! This is such a fun swap!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 27 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: annigirl22 on April 23, 2012 09:44:34 PM
gozer I was feeling the opposite way I think. ha ha.
It took me forever, and after I turned it in, I was thinking maybe I put too much!
but reading this thread makes me think of sooooo many other things!!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 27 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: Ariethine on April 24, 2012 04:55:43 AM
Sent in my questionnaire! I'm really excited! I haven't done a swap in such a long time, and now I have so much free time it's crazy. XD Think I'll stalk the galleries of the other swaps to get ideas on what kind of things are good for the first package!!

As for what I'm working on, I've been crocheting a bunch of hats lately, made a Star Wars themed pillowcase for the partner (still have another one on the machine), and I've been stitching up a tiny top hat in steampunk theme. :/ Can't find the pattern I made for the lining though. :P


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 27 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: najaorama on April 24, 2012 03:24:59 PM
I did the mini make a friend a while ago. This one sounds fun. I'm really excited.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 27 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: RaraAvis on April 25, 2012 04:02:27 PM
I have been telling myself I should take a break from swapping for a while, but I couldn't help myself...just sent in my questionnaire! :D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 27 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: Saintcady on April 25, 2012 04:18:54 PM
I just couldn't resist - questionnaire just submitted! Yay!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 27 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: Koreena on April 25, 2012 05:15:16 PM
Am I really the only Canadian?  :o


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 27 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: OrangeKnickers on April 26, 2012 04:14:14 AM
Okay, I'm convinced.  Just sent in my Questionnaire.   ;D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 27 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on April 26, 2012 11:22:14 AM
Am I really the only Canadian?  :o

So far, yes.

On that note, would it help anyone if I extended sign ups through the weekend?


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 27 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: Koreena on April 26, 2012 11:48:33 AM
Wow!  That's a first for me~

As for waiting for late joiners... I don't mind being paired with someone from the US or elsewhere... I actually ship from the states because it is so much less expensive, even when I'm shipping to another Canadian!  Don't hold up the partnering on my behalf, but if there are on-the-fencers who need a few days to decide, I don't mind waiting :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 27 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on April 26, 2012 12:40:56 PM
The main reasons I'm thinking of extending sign ups are: 1. we are currently at an odd number. and 2. We have less than 24 participants so far.

Also, some people might still be on the fence and may need the weekend to decide.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 27 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: aheartofglass on April 26, 2012 12:54:10 PM
Wow!  That's a first for me~

As for waiting for late joiners... I don't mind being paired with someone from the US or elsewhere... I actually ship from the states because it is so much less expensive, even when I'm shipping to another Canadian!  Don't hold up the partnering on my behalf, but if there are on-the-fencers who need a few days to decide, I don't mind waiting :)

Koreena
Since you ship from US can you also receive at a US address? Makes it a lot less expensive for your partner if they're in the US! and there's the added benefit of being able to get DC number.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 27 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: Koreena on April 26, 2012 02:47:38 PM
Since you ship from US can you also receive at a US address? Makes it a lot less expensive for your partner if they're in the US! and there's the added benefit of being able to get DC number.


No, sorry :(

I live about 20 mins from the border, so I just drive over when I need to ship stuff...  I've considered getting a U.S. PO box for swaps ~ Maybe I'll ask for rates when I go to send package #1.

Question:  I've noticed that they have different sized PO boxes at USPS.  Here, I have a small letter-sized box & just get a note for parcel pick-up when I am mailed anything that won't fit in the box, and ask the postie for my package.  Is that how it works there?  If so, why pay more for a bigger box?  Hmmm....


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 27 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on April 26, 2012 03:16:26 PM
Since you ship from US can you also receive at a US address? Makes it a lot less expensive for your partner if they're in the US! and there's the added benefit of being able to get DC number.


No, sorry :(

I live about 20 mins from the border, so I just drive over when I need to ship stuff...  I've considered getting a U.S. PO box for swaps ~ Maybe I'll ask for rates when I go to send package #1.

Question:  I've noticed that they have different sized PO boxes at USPS.  Here, I have a small letter-sized box & just get a note for parcel pick-up when I am mailed anything that won't fit in the box, and ask the postie for my package.  Is that how it works there?  If so, why pay more for a bigger box?  Hmmm....

I have a P.O. Box here in California, and that is the way it works for me. I get a notice in my box to pick it up at the front counter. Although if for some reason you don't pick up your oversized package within 15 days, it gets sent back to the sender. Maybe if you had a large box to accommodate the package, they wouldn't be so eager to send it back if you don't pick it up right away?


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 30 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on April 26, 2012 03:21:26 PM
I went ahead and extended signups until Monday, April 30th. Thanks for your patience!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 30 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: aheartofglass on April 26, 2012 04:57:48 PM
I went ahead and extended signups until Monday, April 30th. Thanks for your patience!

Love the new pic on the swap!!!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 30 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on April 26, 2012 05:21:16 PM
I went ahead and extended signups until Monday, April 30th. Thanks for your patience!

Love the new pic on the swap!!!

Thanks! I got a very helpful suggestion that I should add one ;)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 30 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: .:dollface:. on April 26, 2012 05:35:18 PM
I've been eyeing the swap boards for days now, and this one looks REALLY good, but I'm worried it would be too much ...  ???


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 30 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: jexxican on April 26, 2012 07:12:48 PM
I'm excited! I already know who my partner is so I don't care about when SOs close. Planning has begun! I know the first package is all about me but knowing that RubyLynjns is not a yarnie does make even the first package easier. I would love to send some handspun yarn but if she won't use it then why?

I've been eyeing the swap boards for days now, and this one looks REALLY good, but I'm worried it would be too much ...  ???
It's not too much! The time framing makes it much easier. Yeah, big swap, but yeah, lots of time!

On a side note, I did 18 minutes of Yoga today, you guys! It felt so good I rewarded myself with 1/2 a dozen cookies :D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 30 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: aheartofglass on April 26, 2012 07:49:48 PM
I've been eyeing the swap boards for days now, and this one looks REALLY good, but I'm worried it would be too much ...  ???

No, it's great! You have tons of time. The first package is all about "you" so it's really simple.
It's a great way to meet new *friends*

Hope you decide to join us!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 30 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on April 26, 2012 10:04:27 PM
On a side note, I did 18 minutes of Yoga today, you guys! It felt so good I rewarded myself with 1/2 a dozen cookies :D

I totally caught your side note, Jexxican lol I do that all the time. However I do recommend low calorie low sugar cookies next time ;)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 30 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on April 26, 2012 10:10:19 PM
I've been eyeing the swap boards for days now, and this one looks REALLY good, but I'm worried it would be too much ...  ???

Just think of it as three regular swaps one right after the other and with the same person. ;) I might be biased though but I think it won't feel so giant once you get your partner.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 30 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: OrangeKnickers on April 27, 2012 01:54:49 AM
On a side note, I did 18 minutes of Yoga today, you guys! It felt so good I rewarded myself with 1/2 a dozen cookies :D

LOL!  I know exactly what you mean.  I'm in the process of losing weight and always want a reward for my work out efforts.  I like Kashi bars, but those 100 Calorie cookie snack bags are great for a sweet reward without undoing your good work.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 30 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: rubylynns on April 27, 2012 04:49:51 AM
I'm excited! I already know who my partner is so I don't care about when SOs close. Planning has begun! I know the first package is all about me but knowing that RubyLynjns is not a yarnie does make even the first package easier. I would love to send some handspun yarn but if she won't use it then why?

On a side note, I did 18 minutes of Yoga today, you guys! It felt so good I rewarded myself with 1/2 a dozen cookies :D

Ohhh i would love hand spun yarn! i swear I totally am going to learn to knit and crochet.....one day...=)

and on your side note I am training for a 5k and after my run I usually get a nice cheesy calazone.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 30 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: Whistley on April 27, 2012 06:43:02 AM
On a side note, I did 18 minutes of Yoga today, you guys! It felt so good I rewarded myself with 1/2 a dozen cookies :D
Sweet! That's usually how I reward myself too ... although I go for brownies ... or ice cream or ... I better go workout some. :D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 30 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: jexxican on April 27, 2012 07:42:08 AM
I knew I could find support in my group of Crafty friends. They were actually homemade peanut butter chip chocolate cookies.Amazing! Though I think the recipe called for too much butter. I figure the best way to get rid of cookie temptation later is to eat it all now. If they aren't in the house, I can't eat them, right? Best way to get them out of the house...

Ohhh i would love hand spun yarn! i swear I totally am going to learn to knit and crochet.....one day...=)


Ideas for future packages... ;) I already have 1/2 the first box put together. I know it's all about "me" but I also want it to be stuff you can use, you know?


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 30 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: TroubleT on April 27, 2012 02:04:22 PM
I think I"ll start my Me box this weekend as well. :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 30 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: Ariethine on April 27, 2012 03:21:11 PM
The first few days I was looking at this swap, I was a little bit intimidated, but I looked through the galleries and past threads, and then the lovely calendars, and I felt much better about it. This first section looks like it's going to be SUPER easy. Who do you know better than yourself? :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 30 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: Lunanne on April 28, 2012 09:01:26 AM
Oh, thank you for extending the sign-ups! I haven't sent my questionnaire yet, for some reason I was sure it was the first of May.  :-[ I just need to finish filling it and I'll be sending it soon.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 30 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: Koreena on April 29, 2012 06:37:23 PM
One more day!!!    ;D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 30 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: OrangeKnickers on April 29, 2012 08:42:36 PM
I can't wait for partners.  I super excited about this swap!   ;D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 30 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on April 30, 2012 11:30:02 AM
I'm going to keep this open until the end of the day, but in the meantime I will be working on partners. :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 30 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: Ewulotta on April 30, 2012 12:22:37 PM
ooh, partners! This is so exciting!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 30 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: Whistley on April 30, 2012 02:13:54 PM
Sweet! I can't wait!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 30 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: annigirl22 on April 30, 2012 03:10:11 PM
ahhh! I'm so excited!!!!!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: S/U Apr. 10 -- Apr. 30 :: S/O #1 May 25
Post by: rubylynns on April 30, 2012 04:49:43 PM
I already know who my partner is but i'm still super excited!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: aheartofglass on April 30, 2012 09:02:49 PM
Yay! Partners!
My partner is practically a neighbor!  :D
Let the fun begin!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: Ewulotta on April 30, 2012 10:50:41 PM
Yay for partners!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: TroubleT on May 01, 2012 03:30:08 AM
YAY! This is going to be fun. :D

*waves at gozer!*


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: Whistley on May 01, 2012 06:54:09 AM
So excited! Hey OrangeKnickers! :D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: Megzy818 on May 01, 2012 07:12:43 AM
Yay partners! This is my first MAF swap, hopefully I can do it justice...and on a random note MAF were my initials before I got married lol. :P


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: gozer on May 01, 2012 07:17:14 AM
 Hey TroubleT!!! I have a feeling this is going to be really fun! ;D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: najaorama on May 01, 2012 07:22:23 AM
Yay for partners! I'm so excited I can barely stand it.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: Saintcady on May 01, 2012 08:41:37 AM
Yay! I'm excited! This is my first Make A Friend swap too, so I have a question:

I know the first box is about me, but do you guys take what little you know about your partner into account for those first items or really just make them about you?


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: gozer on May 01, 2012 08:47:00 AM
 I was curious about that too...  I am going to take TroubleT's likes into consideration. Sort of like a things we have in common "hopefully" box. LOL!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: Whistley on May 01, 2012 09:05:38 AM
I like gozer's answer. That's my plan too. :D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on May 01, 2012 10:28:07 AM
Yay! I'm excited! This is my first Make A Friend swap too, so I have a question:

I know the first box is about me, but do you guys take what little you know about your partner into account for those first items or really just make them about you?

Well, i think you should take some of the basic information into consideration like for example if you have a dog but your partner doesn't, maybe you shouldn't send dog treats lol simple/basic/common sense consideration. :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: RaraAvis on May 01, 2012 11:36:56 AM
Glad to finally get partners :D! I'm really looking forward to swapping with aheartofglass!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: OrangeKnickers on May 01, 2012 03:03:45 PM
So excited! Hey OrangeKnickers! :D

*Waves*  Hi!  I'm also really excited.  This is my first MAF swap, so I'm nervous, but I think that it's going to be so much fun!!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: Koreena on May 01, 2012 06:05:56 PM
Yaaay!!  Hello najaorama~ Looking forward to swapping with you  ;D ;D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: najaorama on May 02, 2012 09:59:36 AM
Yaaay!!  Hello najaorama~ Looking forward to swapping with you  ;D ;D
Me too me too. Thanks for friending me, now we an facebook stalk eachother:p


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: rubylynns on May 02, 2012 11:13:46 AM
Hello all....my first make a friend swap too and I'm super excited!  I thought of the perfect thing for package number one and just ordered it!

*waves* Hi jexxican!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: najaorama on May 02, 2012 05:07:52 PM
Um dumb question: Under Package 1 Craft it it ays B&B. Whats that? A teeny tiny bed and breakfast?


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on May 02, 2012 05:14:30 PM
Um dumb question: Under Package 1 Craft it it ays B&B. Whats that? A teeny tiny bed and breakfast?

LOL I kind of wish it were now!
I meant Bath & Beauty. :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: AttieNichole on May 03, 2012 04:26:37 AM
I am so happy!  I have a great partner and a great craft plan :) 


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: Koreena on May 03, 2012 06:54:14 AM
...Thanks for friending me, now we an facebook stalk eachother:p

You have some of the funniest posts I've seen on fb for a long time :)  LOVE the video with the exploding ginger beer!!   It totally reminded me of a few years ago when my friend and I made dandelion wine...  We corked the bottles a little too soon and nearly died laughing when they exploded all over her basement.  She & her hubby were sitting on the couch on the main floor of the house and started hearing the =Bang!=Bang!=Bang!= of the corks hitting the basement roof/living room floor...  She told me that her cat jumped straight in the air about 4 feet when the first cork blew directly below his feet hahahaha  Your ginger beer brought me back...  Oh, home brewing...   :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: najaorama on May 03, 2012 01:37:41 PM
...Thanks for friending me, now we an facebook stalk eachother:p
  Oh, home brewing...   :)
mental note: must put kitchen curtains in wash this weekend :P


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: Helena Puck on May 04, 2012 04:49:57 AM
Um dumb question: Under Package 1 Craft it it ays B&B. Whats that? A teeny tiny bed and breakfast?

I'm so glad to hear I wasn't the only one who had that thought!

I started on my ME box, what a fun idea. And, I started my letter explaining everything and talking about me which can be hard sometimes. I feel sorry for my partner I write entirely too much. Hope she doesn't mind a long-winded person :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: Koreena on May 04, 2012 06:10:39 AM
I just discovered the super handy MAF Calendar in Google docs ~ Thank you for this!!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: jexxican on May 04, 2012 07:24:11 AM
Um dumb question: Under Package 1 Craft it it ays B&B. Whats that? A teeny tiny bed and breakfast?

I'm so glad to hear I wasn't the only one who had that thought!

I started on my ME box, what a fun idea. And, I started my letter explaining everything and talking about me which can be hard sometimes. I feel sorry for my partner I write entirely too much. Hope she doesn't mind a long-winded person :)
I just Jenny Lawson's book and she talked about how she prefers textual conversations because she can type out what she wants to say, look at it, revise it a few times, and then send and I've decided I do this too but to Ruby (Hi partner!) I'm not going to revise it. I am going to be as long winded and obnoxious as I am in real person to her via PMs and notes in boxes and all. So far, she seems to go along with it pretty well, though she hasn't responded to my "used condom" message yet...  :o

You know, you'd think with all the swaps and how people are always virtually waving to their partners they would have a smiley emoticon that waves. Just saying.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: indigo_roses on May 04, 2012 10:41:10 AM
jexxican, I agree about preferring print conversations. I find that in print I don't jump around as much. I'm much more easily sidetracked in vocal conversations. I also really dislike talking on the phone. Maybe it's because my high school BF liked to be on the phone for hours at a time, but I would much rather have the conversation, hang up, and move on to whatever else needs to be done.

I'd also like to say a big THANKS to everyone in my group for getting their first check-in's done on time! Keep it up!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: Whistley on May 04, 2012 11:49:43 AM
Team Whistley is all checked in too! ;D Thanks ladies!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: Ewulotta on May 04, 2012 12:17:18 PM
Team Ewulotta too!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: gozer on May 04, 2012 01:23:32 PM
 Picking up a Mother's Day gift today I walked by something perfect for the first box. Halfway done now!  ;D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: rubylynns on May 04, 2012 02:54:47 PM
ahhh I replied to that message! You didn't get it?  Ah that sucks I was hilarious in my response! I guess I will have to go back and be witty and funny again! 


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: annigirl22 on May 05, 2012 01:14:38 PM
my partner and I are just perfect for each other! bahaha kudos DV for pairing us!!! <3


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: RaraAvis on May 07, 2012 09:04:43 AM
I made a lot of progress this weekend on my first package :D! I got my crafted items done; so hopefully I will be able to send by the end of this week or beginning of next.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: Saintcady on May 07, 2012 03:00:45 PM
Package 1 sent today! That was fun! I'm excited to work on the other packages too!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: Ariethine on May 07, 2012 03:09:47 PM
Package 1 sent today! That was fun! I'm excited to work on the other packages too!

Nice!! That was very speedy! :D I'm just pokin along with mine.   :D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: AttieNichole on May 08, 2012 05:13:58 AM
my partner and I are just perfect for each other! bahaha kudos DV for pairing us!!! <3
Woo-hoo! First I went looking for the like button and then realized I'm on facebook way too much. Anyways, I totally agree.  We even answered some questions the same!  Having fun working on package one :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: Helena Puck on May 09, 2012 08:48:23 AM
I have a show this Saturday but after I get back, I should be ready to send. I may find more goodies to add to the box at the show too.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: rubylynns on May 09, 2012 11:25:21 AM

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Woo-hoo! First I went looking for the like button and then realized I'm on facebook way too much.
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I'm so glad I'm not the only one that does that!  I think they really need to add a like button to the posts  hah!

I'm am getting there with package one, i'm trying to finish up another swap before I wrap my self with this one!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: TroubleT on May 10, 2012 07:10:08 AM
I'm poking along with my first package. We've started End of Year testing and Advanced Placement testing so my schedule and workload is mountainous at the moment.

I'll make that deadline for sure though. :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: Ewulotta on May 10, 2012 07:16:57 AM
I did some shopping for package 1, now I need to do some crafting.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: Whistley on May 10, 2012 07:36:09 AM
I'm hoping to have package 1 sent next week.  :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: gozer on May 10, 2012 08:27:10 AM
 I am still trying to unpack but I managed to get a few things done while the Hubby wasn't looking.  ;)  I will be sending by the deadline but not a lot sooner. Trying to make the package a blend is tapping me into my non-tacky side. LOL!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: queenofmarigold on May 10, 2012 08:39:32 AM
I finally finished my other swaps and now I can really get stuck into this :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: jexxican on May 10, 2012 08:59:57 AM
I started crafting something for box 1 but then realized it will be better suited to box 2 so now i need to find something to replace it. Yes, something that would be about me in box 1 is going to be in box 2 as about her. Isn't that great? We are perfect for each other for this swap, Ruby.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: Solitary Cricket on May 10, 2012 09:00:44 AM
Sending somebody else a package about me is such an unusual way to start a swap process. I think its really cool but its kind of difficult for me (but in a fun way). Its a really creative way to help us get to know each others likes/dislikes and personalities better...


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on May 10, 2012 11:35:58 AM
The Gallery is now UP! https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=408388.0


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: rubylynns on May 10, 2012 01:32:49 PM
I fully agree Jexx! I can't wait to see all my goodies.
I'm not having any trouble coming up with ideas for the first box...its actually the opposite.  I have to many ideas! I really need to watch my spending...or so my husband days....=)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: indigo_roses on May 10, 2012 03:59:17 PM
I went shopping today and have all of my bought goodies. Now I need to narrow down my list of crafted stuff and get to work!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: OrangeKnickers on May 11, 2012 04:28:56 PM
I'm with Jexxican.  The "me" box is fun, but difficult for me.  I want to include things that my partner will like, so some of my ideas are ending up better suited for box #2.  It's harder than it should be to come up with the  "me" things, which just goes to show what happens when you mostly craft for other people.   ::)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: annigirl22 on May 13, 2012 01:19:51 PM
I agree with you guys... finding ME stuff is difficult. :D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: TroubleT on May 13, 2012 02:09:31 PM
I'm just about done with Package #1 and I picked up something really cool for Package #2 today.  ;D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: Lunanne on May 14, 2012 06:24:35 PM
I got my last bought items today and I started crafting, so I'll be ready to send package 1 soon! I'm having so much fun with this swap!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: Whistley on May 14, 2012 08:53:32 PM
I totally agree! The "me" box is challenging!
I love my partner and am having a great time with this swap. :D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: OrangeKnickers on May 14, 2012 11:18:13 PM
I totally agree! The "me" box is challenging!
I love my partner and am having a great time with this swap. :D

I couldn't agree more, Whistley, you're awesome!  I had a major mental breakthrough last night, so I am back on track and box 1 is no longer defeating me.  I'm working on the rest of my items, and will hopefully finish up this weekend.  Box 2 will not be nearly as much of a struggle, since I kept coming up with box 2 items while brainstorming box 1.   ::)  I am really enjoying the swap, and I love getting to know my partner.   ;D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: Helena Puck on May 15, 2012 04:43:25 AM
I shipped yesterday. It was hard making putting together a me package because I would like at things and think, I'm not sure if this is her taste at all. One thing from my "collection" category is actually something I collect but based more on her interests.

But I tried to pick things that help me weave my personal story. So everything means or represents something.

I can't wait until she gets it.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: jexxican on May 16, 2012 03:20:36 PM
I went and bought the last thing I needed to buy for box #1 but I'm going to wait to box it all up until I finish my claim for the May Pinterest swap. Hopefully I will have it done by Friday. I have another box (Mother's Day  :-[) that needs to go out too. Ooh, maybe if I get these done tonight I can ship tomorrow while I'm in town at the library... :D

Too bad Ruby doesn't care for Monty Python, We have an extra version of MP Fluxx that needs a good home.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: Saintcady on May 16, 2012 03:56:32 PM
MP Flux is awesome! My favorite is playing MP and Zombies Flux together!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: rubylynns on May 16, 2012 04:17:18 PM
So I thought I was doing really good on box one but now that I'm actually putting it all together its really hard! It seems like everything I want to put in there can be in every category!

How do I decide if _____ goes into favorites, sentimental, or hobbies....what if it is from my favorite hobby that is very sentimental hah!


I love this swap!!!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on May 16, 2012 05:35:43 PM
So I thought I was doing really good on box one but now that I'm actually putting it all together its really hard! It seems like everything I want to put in there can be in every category!

How do I decide if _____ goes into favorites, sentimental, or hobbies....what if it is from my favorite hobby that is very sentimental hah!


I love this swap!!!

it's ok if one item can technically go into multiple categories, you can explain that to your partner in your letter but you must pick the category you need to meet your requirements. That means you need to end up with a total of 8 items, 2 from each category. As long as you meet the minimum, don't stress out too much about it.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: TroubleT on May 17, 2012 03:17:26 AM
Oh good! I was concerned about too much overlap too but I think I'm good to go. :D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: RaraAvis on May 17, 2012 10:12:08 AM
Sent package 1 today! :D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on May 17, 2012 10:59:23 AM
Ok this has been brought to my attention and wanted to address it to everyone. If for Package 1 you have an item that fits a category but is not listed in my suggestions, feel free to included it anyway and count it for that category just remember to explain it to your partner in your letter. I tried my best to include everything i could think of in the categories but it's impossible to guarantee that i have thought of every thing. Next round, there will be a "Freebie" on every category just in case. :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: annigirl22 on May 19, 2012 08:49:26 PM
Good to know DV! :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: Megzy818 on May 20, 2012 01:59:22 PM
I am still here! :D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: HolaKitty on May 20, 2012 02:21:53 PM
Just checking in! I thought I had my package complete but I've decided to change one of my crafted items so I'm finishing up the revised item now and will be sending out this week. :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: aheartofglass on May 20, 2012 04:09:14 PM
Checking in! I received my amazing package 1 from RaRaAvis and will post pics soon!!!!



Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: Helena Puck on May 20, 2012 05:25:52 PM
Started ideas and creating for package #2, or at least tentative plans until I read more about my new friend :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: queenofmarigold on May 20, 2012 05:40:25 PM
I have everything made, but I can't send until I get paid. What torture! It's all ready to go, though :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: gozer on May 21, 2012 07:21:51 AM
 I only have one more item to make and I will be ready to send. I got a lot done this weekend and I managed to make it more of a "me" package than what I started with but in a way that TroubleT can hopefully use.  :P


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: Koreena on May 21, 2012 03:09:25 PM
Hello :)  Well, my package is juuust about ready~  I had planned to send today, but no such luck (sorry Naja!).  If not tomorrow, Wednesday at the latest!  It's been fun to do a 'me' package - different experience for sure...


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: Whistley on May 21, 2012 03:51:38 PM
Still here ... Soooooo close to sending. :D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: Lunanne on May 21, 2012 04:59:38 PM
My package is almost ready to go! I just need to finish my letter, I should be sending tomorrow.  :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: indigo_roses on May 21, 2012 05:17:50 PM
I've finished all of my items for my package! Now I just need to write my letter, pack everything up and send it off! I should have it out on Wednesday. :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: jexxican on May 22, 2012 01:36:55 PM
I sent box #1 today! Not as much in there as I thought I had gathered for it, but box #2 will rock Rubylynns SOCKS so I think it's cool. I really thought I would be sending this sooner but wow, I didn't.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: TroubleT on May 22, 2012 02:20:35 PM
I sat down this morning with my box of collected/crafted goodies for gozer and have decided to tweak one item. If I can get that done tonight, I can mail tomorrow after work. Yay!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: OrangeKnickers on May 22, 2012 09:03:45 PM
I have been dealing with a debilitating migraine, so I am not quite finished.  I was hoping to send early, but I'm going to have to wait until Thursday or Friday after all.  On the good side, I think Whistley will love box 1, even if she won't get it quite as early as I had planned.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: Whistley on May 23, 2012 07:46:34 AM
I have been dealing with a debilitating migraine, so I am not quite finished.  I was hoping to send early, but I'm going to have to wait until Thursday or Friday after all.  On the good side, I think Whistley will love box 1, even if she won't get it quite as early as I had planned.

I don't mind at all. I just hope your migraine goes away! :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: rubylynns on May 23, 2012 09:35:29 AM
7/8 items are done I'm just stuck on one final item.  I had ordered something and the order was canceled so I had to change a few things around and now I'm stuck =(
At least I'm almost done, I should be able to ship tomorrow!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: Ratfinkz on May 23, 2012 11:57:58 AM
SOrry I've not been on this thread recently I was in hospital last weekend then this week been too poorly to get out of bed! BEEn making me feel really low too and I  just haven't had motivation to be on here reading things etc. I hope I haven't missed any check ins etc maybe someone could pm me if I have? I did do the e mail check in right at the beginning I have been communicating a bit with my p. I'm still really not well so may continue to be quiet for some time. I'm on exceedingly high levels of pain killers and am really not with it half the Time either!

In other news in the few sentient moments I've had I've been forcing myself to
WOrk on this swap and had some of it done before I got so ill. I still need to
 make some ......./....
.... the ....... FOr a ...
...... /.... Two .... And a .... For a ...

My ..../..... And ........ Are done and the rest has been purchased and already in my possession

The bit:p I have left to do are all fairly quick. I was stressing out earlier thinking I needed just one extra day as won't be ready to send tomo but then partner reminded me it was actually Wednesday so I found that extra day!!! therefore I should be sending on Friday assuming no more catastrophes between now and then!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: Whistley on May 23, 2012 03:42:10 PM
Feline2001 - I hope you get feeling better soon.  :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: indigo_roses on May 23, 2012 06:43:02 PM
Feline2001, I hope you feel better soon!!!

In other news, I sent out my package to DV today!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: najaorama on May 23, 2012 08:21:06 PM
My package is assembled and ready to go out. I was writing the card and realizing just how random I am :/


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: gozer on May 24, 2012 08:06:37 AM
 Wow Feline2001 sounds like you have had a rough time. Hope you heal up quick!
 I will be sending tomorrow. I just have to box it up tonight after work.  ;D
 


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: queenofmarigold on May 24, 2012 09:03:10 AM
I'll be sending tomorrow, too, on my way to work. I hope it doesn't take TOO long to get to you, ewulotta!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: Lunanne on May 24, 2012 01:01:57 PM
I've sent my package yesterday! Now to work on package 2!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: TroubleT on May 24, 2012 01:46:21 PM
Everything conspired against me today at work. I'll be mailing tomorrow as well.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: AttieNichole on May 24, 2012 11:49:28 PM
I've sent package one!  So excited!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: indigo_roses on May 25, 2012 02:36:39 PM
I just wanted to, etc my group know that I'm at a wedding in NY this weekend. The bed and breakfast where I'm staying does have wifi, but I don't know how much I'll be on while I'm here.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: Whistley on May 25, 2012 04:52:17 PM
I sent today! ;D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: gozer on May 25, 2012 05:04:27 PM
Mine is sent too! Hope you like it TroubleT! My cats had a time trying to help me pack it. LOL!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: TroubleT on May 25, 2012 05:14:50 PM
I mailed today as well. :D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: aheartofglass on May 25, 2012 07:34:08 PM
Sent to RaRaAvis today!!!

Still have to post the pics of the awesomeness she sent me but I've been SLAMMED with work.

Note to self - do not wish for "more work" next time wish for more "income"...........

Will get pics up tomorrow!!!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: annigirl22 on May 25, 2012 10:47:03 PM
aheartofglass, I totally get that! income is more important than work. lol. unfortunately the two get confused.

I sent today!!!! I can't my p to recieve!!!!!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: Koreena on May 26, 2012 11:25:18 AM
My package is assembled and ready to go out. I was writing the card and realizing just how random I am :/

Haha  :D  We are good partners then Naja!!  I kept telling myself "quit rambling" when I was writing out the explanations for the things I chose for you...  Was also feeling pretty random!!

Hope you like your package, it is on the way!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: Ratfinkz on May 26, 2012 12:38:05 PM
thanks for the get well wishes everyone :) am getting there slowly I think.

I sent out this morning - we missed the post office by literally 2 minutes yesterday!



Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: najaorama on May 30, 2012 08:16:44 AM
My partner is too good to me. Pics up in the gallery.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: Lunanne on June 01, 2012 12:03:52 PM
Hey everyone! I'm checking in! Things are going well, I haven't started yet on package 2 but I have a few ideas! :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: indigo_roses on June 03, 2012 04:54:09 PM
I've decided what I'm doing for my second package. I'm going supply shopping on Tuesday, and I hope to have a crafty week!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: aheartofglass on June 03, 2012 05:21:10 PM
focus... i need to focus....  :D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: annigirl22 on June 03, 2012 08:34:07 PM
I think I have the perfect thing... I hope anyway!

I'm excited. I LOVE this swap!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: gozer on June 07, 2012 07:01:56 AM
 Just working away on package two. I was torn between two items but I am happy with the one I picked.  ;D
 Hope everyone is having a fun start to their summers!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: TroubleT on June 07, 2012 08:10:20 AM
Ha! I'm having a similar problem for you gozer! :D

I'm aiming to send Package #2 early next week.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: Whistley on June 07, 2012 02:09:13 PM
I'm still here and still crafting! I'm working on package #3. I haven't forgotten about #2, I'm just plugging along with #3 and then will take a day or 2 to finish up #2. :D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: queenofmarigold on June 08, 2012 12:59:40 AM
I received my amazing package from ewulotta today and definitely had to open it before work (can't believe mine hasn't arrived yet - I posted before you! Damn!). Uploading pictures now :)

I'm having so much fun with package two, as well.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: Ewulotta on June 08, 2012 02:15:24 AM
I received my amazing package from ewulotta today and definitely had to open it before work (can't believe mine hasn't arrived yet - I posted before you! Damn!). Uploading pictures now :)

I'm having so much fun with package two, as well.

Apparently your package arrived two days ago but since no one was at home to accept it they took it to the PO.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: najaorama on June 08, 2012 09:20:26 AM
Im half way done with package 2. and have several ideas for the other half. Now to decide.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: HolaKitty on June 08, 2012 12:51:59 PM
I know exactly what I want to do for package two and will be working on it this weekend! I'm in the crafty zone so hopefully will get it all done! :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: OrangeKnickers on June 08, 2012 01:19:20 PM
I'm half way through box 2 and have a solid plan for box 3.  Going shopping this weekend for the last of the supplies and then I can craft away.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: indigo_roses on June 08, 2012 03:48:25 PM
I'm about 75% of the way done with package #2, and about 15% done with package #3. I will be at the beach in 8 days, so I'm planning on sending out package #2 before I leave.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: aheartofglass on June 11, 2012 06:52:19 AM
I've nearly finished package 2 but I'm waiting until I go to New Hampshire tomorrow to get the rest. There's a Hobby Lobby in Manchester that I've been dying to go to and I thought I'd see what they had to add before finalizing!
Spending 8 days in New Hampshire with one of my very favorite people - my Mother in Law! No really!! She's da-bomb and I'm so excited I can't wait!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: Helena Puck on June 11, 2012 06:57:04 AM
I'm finishing up my letter and I'll be sending package #2.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: gozer on June 11, 2012 07:09:54 AM
 Working away! For package 2 I am trying something different and it took a bit longer than I was expecting but is fun. Still working on it. Hitting up the Michael's after work for some additional things.  ;D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: RaraAvis on June 11, 2012 02:14:00 PM
Part one of package #2 is complete! :D I have all the supplies gathered for part 2, I just need to start crafting. Have fun in New Hampshire aheartofglass! You are lucky to have a mother in law you like!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: TroubleT on June 11, 2012 02:35:11 PM
I mailed Package #2 to gozer today. :D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: gozer on June 12, 2012 08:59:00 AM
 Yikes! Yours isn;t done yet. Now I feel behind! LOL! Time to go into overdrive!  ;)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: TroubleT on June 12, 2012 09:50:37 AM
Yikes! Yours isn;t done yet. Now I feel behind! LOL! Time to go into overdrive!  ;)

Nope, not allowed! I won't have it. ;)

Don't feel rushed because I sent early. I just had inspiration hit and I ran with it.  :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: OrangeKnickers on June 14, 2012 02:48:09 PM
I am so close to finishing up my last item for package 2 and then I can start of package 3.  (!!!)  I'll definitely be sending box 2 soon.   ;D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: indigo_roses on June 14, 2012 04:10:11 PM
I mailed off package #2 today! I have 3 swaps with deadlines that are very close together, plus I'm going to the beach next week. I wanted to make sure I had enough time to complete everything well. Now I just need to continue (and eventually finish) the item I decided to tackle for package #3!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: TroubleT on June 14, 2012 04:13:54 PM
I'll be going out of town the last week of this month and I'm planning to take gozer's last item with me on the trip. I'll be able to work on it during the road trip. :D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: Saintcady on June 14, 2012 08:36:57 PM
Almost done with package 2! Really, I just need to box everything up, but what with Father's Day this weekend it'll probably not go out until next week.  :P


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: Whistley on June 14, 2012 08:52:34 PM
Ack! I've gotta get moving! I'm close, though... ;)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: gozer on June 15, 2012 05:02:11 AM
 Got my package from TroubleT. It's awesome! But work went late last night (worked both jobs) so I didn't have a chance to post. I will post tonight for sure. Anticipate the awesomeness... just do it.  ;)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: Helena Puck on June 15, 2012 06:29:42 AM
Sent package #2 yesterday.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: RaraAvis on June 20, 2012 10:34:30 AM
My boyfriend bought me a new tool for my bday this month and it is supposed to show up today! I will be using it for one of them items in my second package. I have had the materials sitting around for a few weeks and it's been bugging me not being able to start crafting with them!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: aheartofglass on June 21, 2012 08:43:12 PM
My boyfriend bought me a new tool for my bday this month and it is supposed to show up today! I will be using it for one of them items in my second package. I have had the materials sitting around for a few weeks and it's been bugging me not being able to start crafting with them!

Ooooo! I'm excited for a surprise!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: jexxican on June 21, 2012 08:47:56 PM
leaving for vacay tomorrow. taking pack #3 with me. Hopefully get it done on road/in mountain!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: gozer on June 22, 2012 05:14:40 AM
 I started one thing and it turned into another. LOL! Sometimes crafts will just be what they are meant to be.  ;D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: Ratfinkz on June 24, 2012 06:26:00 AM
Just to let you know I'm still here and gathering package 2 together. A quick question though is It ok to pick 2 of The non crafted options or do I have to include something crafted? The 2 options I've picked will allow me to spoil my partner quite a lot but if I need ue craft something obviously I'll need to rethink! Thanks Sarah x


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: gozer on June 25, 2012 06:31:09 AM
 Just wrapping it all up tonight! Had so much fun and I got some great ideas for future crafting!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on June 25, 2012 05:47:26 PM
Just to let you know I'm still here and gathering package 2 together. A quick question though is It ok to pick 2 of The non crafted options or do I have to include something crafted? The 2 options I've picked will allow me to spoil my partner quite a lot but if I need ue craft something obviously I'll need to rethink! Thanks Sarah x

I don't think it's a problem, in the past we've had people add to their partner's stash and send a DIY kit which is usually mostly store bought especially if you include a book on the subject. Plus Package 3 must be crafted so I think it'll all even out in the end. :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: annigirl22 on June 25, 2012 10:20:25 PM
sent package 2!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: gozer on June 26, 2012 06:19:10 AM
 Having some family craziness going on so I brought my stuff to work with me today and I am hoping to wrap and send it at lunch. Sorry if it's not the prettiest wrappings TroubleT!  :P


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: TroubleT on June 26, 2012 06:25:09 AM
No worries Gozer!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: rubylynns on June 26, 2012 02:50:37 PM
I think I will be down to the wire on this package.  It just so happens Jexxican's birthday falls on package #2 ship date! I was hoping to get the package there by her birthday but that didn't happen =( I wanted to make it extra special and my fingers will be hard at work tonight! I also found the perfect ______ for her birthday!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: queenofmarigold on June 27, 2012 06:56:55 AM
I have Ewulotta's Package #2 finished up - hopefully I will be sending that on the way to work in the morning.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: gozer on June 27, 2012 03:30:29 PM
Yay oh yay! I sent today!  ;D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: jexxican on June 28, 2012 08:53:54 AM
I was able to work on RubyLynns package #3 while I was in the Big Horn mountains with my in-laws. It's coming along rather well. I'm so excited! Now to find some cool fonts...


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: Koreena on June 28, 2012 01:38:09 PM
I sent Naja's package today  ;D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: rubylynns on June 29, 2012 01:01:22 PM
I'm all done and its boxed up and ready to go but, its about 106 degrees here and I kinda refuse to go outside hah....Nothing like dragging a cranky toddler in and out of the heat so I will go first thing in the morning when its only 80 lol.  We are having a crazy weather year here!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: Lunanne on June 29, 2012 05:25:10 PM
I've sent my package to Helena Puck today!  :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: annigirl22 on June 29, 2012 09:58:13 PM
I'm all done and its boxed up and ready to go but, its about 106 degrees here and I kinda refuse to go outside hah....Nothing like dragging a cranky toddler in and out of the heat so I will go first thing in the morning when its only 80 lol.  We are having a crazy weather year here!

that's crazy, we're still only getting 60-70's... almost july...
lol... but that's too hot too, not just toddlers are cranky, EVERYONE gets cranky when it's that hot. lol


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: najaorama on July 03, 2012 02:34:07 PM
I LOVE THIS SWAP. Now to make an epic package 3.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: jexxican on July 03, 2012 02:50:15 PM
Working hard on Package #3. Goal was to send it out tomorrow so Rubylynns would get it in time for me to post for the Fun in Sun challenge but I don't think I'm going to make it. All I can really say about it is Man, I'm glad my kids don't read yet.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: gozer on July 03, 2012 05:01:26 PM
Hahaha! It ought to be good then!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: indigo_roses on July 04, 2012 06:29:13 AM
All I can really say about it is Man, I'm glad my kids don't read yet.

Oooh, now I'm curious!

I'm probably a little past 1/3 of the way done with package #3. I think I need to step up the pace a bit if I'm going to finish it on time, though!  :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: Whistley on July 07, 2012 09:23:00 PM
Thanks for all the check-ins Team Whistley!

I've been loving all of packages so far. I can't wait to see what everyone does for package #3!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: queenofmarigold on July 07, 2012 10:26:59 PM
So I was feeling pretty ok about my plans for package three until my mother told me that, in her opinion, the motif I was using was 'tacky'. Thanks mum! I'm making it anyway, and just really hoping ewulotta will like it.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: annigirl22 on July 08, 2012 11:45:01 PM
So I was feeling pretty ok about my plans for package three until my mother told me that, in her opinion, the motif I was using was 'tacky'. Thanks mum! I'm making it anyway, and just really hoping ewulotta will like it.

my mum does that too...lol. she works to make me self doubt. but more power to you! I'm sure it's fantastic, all mother doubted projects usually are. (when it comes to crafting that is.) :D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: queenofmarigold on July 09, 2012 02:34:22 AM
So I was feeling pretty ok about my plans for package three until my mother told me that, in her opinion, the motif I was using was 'tacky'. Thanks mum! I'm making it anyway, and just really hoping ewulotta will like it.

my mum does that too...lol. she works to make me self doubt. but more power to you! I'm sure it's fantastic, all mother doubted projects usually are. (when it comes to crafting that is.) :D

Thanks, annigirl, I guess we will see when it's finished who was right about it. I think it's part of a mother's job sometimes!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: aheartofglass on July 10, 2012 06:09:15 PM
Argh! working on package 3 but it's so blooming hot here I can't bring myself to be in the same room as my kiln...
I know it's a "dry heat" but 1485 is hot whether it's humid or not!
My kiln room gets up over 100 just *because*

We're supposed to "cool down" to the mid-90's by the end of the week!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: jexxican on July 11, 2012 04:25:28 PM
I sent box 3 today! I am so excited for Rubylynns to get it! She is easy to craft for. I'm a lucky lady ;)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: AttieNichole on July 12, 2012 05:12:32 AM
Argh! working on package 3 but it's so blooming hot here I can't bring myself to be in the same room as my kiln...
I know it's a "dry heat" but 1485 is hot whether it's humid or not!
My kiln room gets up over 100 just *because*

We're supposed to "cool down" to the mid-90's by the end of the week!

Midwest?  I feel ya!  I live in Illinois and we lived without air conditioning right before we moved for about a week.  It was awful, and my boyfriend nearly died while he was sleeping from a cold night sweat, and he stopped breathing for a bit.  It definitely also raised the crankiness factor when it came to doing anything involving motion.  I definitely can relate to that.  It's been nice lately though, around 75 degrees in the early morning :)  I still prefer the 50F weather though that's for sure.  Come on fall weather :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: RaraAvis on July 16, 2012 08:37:37 AM
Made good progress on package three this weekend! Still debating on how I want to complete one part of it though, but I am happy on how it is looking so far.  :D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: OrangeKnickers on July 18, 2012 02:58:59 PM
Just checking in.  Pluggin' along on package #3 and doing well.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: Whistley on July 18, 2012 07:54:17 PM
I'm here too! I am very close to finishing my large item then there's one little thing I'm hoping to finish so I can send before the baby comes.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: Whistley on July 24, 2012 12:09:33 PM
I'm here too! I am very close to finishing my large item then there's one little thing I'm hoping to finish so I can send before the baby comes.

Well, Baby won! ;D  I had my little girl this weekend (she came early and unexpectedly). I'm still planning on sending on time, though. Luckily I can finish the last little bits while recovering. :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: jexxican on July 24, 2012 12:22:17 PM
Yay a baby! Is this the first baby for this swap? Wow, usually in big long swaps we have at least 2.

Woo baby Whistley! She gonna be a Craftster, too?


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: Whistley on July 24, 2012 12:46:32 PM
Woo baby Whistley! She gonna be a Craftster, too?
If she's anything like the rest of us ... absolutely! ;) ;D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: Helena Puck on July 24, 2012 12:48:18 PM
Finished up package #3. I'll be sending sometime this week.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on July 24, 2012 12:58:30 PM
I'm here too! I am very close to finishing my large item then there's one little thing I'm hoping to finish so I can send before the baby comes.

Well, Baby won! ;D  I had my little girl this weekend (she came early and unexpectedly). I'm still planning on sending on time, though. Luckily I can finish the last little bits while recovering. :)

Congratulations!! ;D I think she just wanted to help participate in her first MAF swap ;)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: Megzy818 on July 24, 2012 01:01:48 PM
Congratulations!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: Helena Puck on July 24, 2012 01:09:17 PM
I'm here too! I am very close to finishing my large item then there's one little thing I'm hoping to finish so I can send before the baby comes.

Well, Baby won! ;D  I had my little girl this weekend (she came early and unexpectedly). I'm still planning on sending on time, though. Luckily I can finish the last little bits while recovering. :)

Congratulations!! ;D I think she just wanted to help participate in her first MAF swap ;)

That's wonderful. You know, when I was pregnant when my oldest, I was cross stitching alot. I made lots of little bears for gifts that year. I decided that the little boy I was carrying needed his first ornament too. I went into labor the night I finished his ornament. I think they know. Crafting can be a type of nesting.

Congratulations. I wish you all the best!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: indigo_roses on July 24, 2012 03:16:53 PM
Congratulations, Whistley!!!!!  ;D ;D ;D

I'm still working on my last package for DesignVigilante. I'm a little behind (according to the calendar I made up), but I added a couple days at the end for "padding" in case I needed it, so I should be okay!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: Koreena on July 24, 2012 09:57:08 PM

"...I'm still planning on sending on time, though. Luckily I can finish the last little bits while recovering. :) "


Now that is some serious Swap dedication!!   ;)

Congratulations Whistley!!  I hope that your new baby is healthy and happy & that you get a chance to relax & enjoy spending time with them :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: TroubleT on July 25, 2012 05:41:06 PM
Congratulations Whistley! :D

I'm here but I'll be quieter from now on, still around though. I started pre-planning at my school today. Soooo tired...

My package for gozer is about 80% finished though and I'll meet the deadline no problem. :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: gozer on July 25, 2012 06:23:42 PM
Just taking a break from crafting for you, TroubleT, and I come on here to find a baby has been born! I had no idea you were that close Whistley! Congrats to you!!!!! She is one lucky baby!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: Whistley on July 25, 2012 06:58:19 PM
Thanks everyone! She was't due until August so she surprised us too!  :D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: queenofmarigold on July 25, 2012 07:51:34 PM
Yay congratulations on the baby! :)

I think I have actually finished ewulotta's package, I just have to buy a couple extras and I will be ready to send out. I'm never ready this early!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: TroubleT on July 27, 2012 03:48:36 AM
Hee hee hee! Gozer is going to LOVE these!  ;D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: Ewulotta on July 27, 2012 04:16:31 AM
First, CONGRATULATIONS Whistley!

I've sent off to queenofmarigold this morning. Can't believe that it's one week early since I was late in package 1 and 2.


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: RaraAvis on July 27, 2012 06:25:36 PM
Congratulations Whistley!!! ;D

Had a slight delay on aheartofglass's package while i had to get something to use for it, but will be getting back to crafting!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: Lunanne on August 02, 2012 10:01:16 AM
I'm done with package 3! I just need to finish my letter than pack it all up and I'll be ready to send tomorrow!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: gozer on August 02, 2012 11:10:20 AM
 I had mine all set to send today but forgot the note! I will be sending at lunch tomorrow.  ;D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: indigo_roses on August 02, 2012 03:58:45 PM
Sendouts are tomorrow!!!

I finished up my package on Wednesday night. I just finished taking pics and packing it up! It's now all ready to take to the PO on my lunch break tomorrow. :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on August 02, 2012 04:24:50 PM
I finished my large last week, but I still have to pick it up from my friend's house who is ((blank))-ing it for me LOL ;)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: OrangeKnickers on August 03, 2012 01:49:34 PM
Sent!  I can't believe this swap is almost over.   :'(


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: rubylynns on August 03, 2012 02:48:32 PM
Aww congrats Whistley! 

I sent to Jexxican today!  I've loved this swap but it felt great to send that last package!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: Whistley on August 03, 2012 03:49:28 PM
Thanks again for all the congrats everyone. Baby is 2 weeks old today! (Today was her official due date. :D)

And, I sent!  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: TroubleT on August 03, 2012 04:08:57 PM
I mailed to gozer! :D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: Saintcady on August 03, 2012 06:11:42 PM
Woot! Mailed out today! And now for the interminable waiting...

 :D


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: AttieNichole on August 04, 2012 12:39:29 AM
I sent off on Friday!!!  Time had gotten away from me, and I spent the last four hours of my evening (I sleep during the day) getting everything completely finished before the post office opened.  I'm super happy and ended up wanting to keep that last package :)


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: aheartofglass on August 06, 2012 12:40:22 PM
nothing like opening my kiln and finding my master piece in pieces... what a disaster.
Late already and now ruined.
My partner has the patience of a saint.

Remaking now. :-\


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: indigo_roses on August 06, 2012 03:44:22 PM
That really stinks, aheartofglass. I hope it works the second time!


Title: Re: Make-a-Friend Swap Round 9 :: CLOSED! Send Out #1 May 25
Post by: BigBangMomma on March 25, 2019 07:23:46 AM
It's been a long time, but the newest 2019 Make-A-Friend (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=457749.0) swap is open for sign ups until April 6th! I'm hoping some of you might want to join in the fun!