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Title: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups CLOSED; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: geeyouknit on July 27, 2005 11:23:11 AM
Swap name:  Favorite Kids Book Swap ROUND 2
Craftster member who is organizing this swap:  geeyouknit
Sign-up date range:   July 27-August 2
Date to send item by:  Send your book to your partner by August 12; send your crafty items back to your partner by September 2nd

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional):  no

Non-U.S. participants allowed?  yes

All ages allowed? all ages!

Organizer is aware of current list of "suspended traders"
list and will not allow those members to participate: YES!!

Organizer meets the 4 conditions for swapping and will make sure that every participant meets these conditions: yes

Details of swap:

This swap is Round 2 of the wonderful Fave Kids Book Swap organized by the fabulous Kendaljay!  ;)

To gawk at the original swap gallery click here:

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=43329.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=43329.0)

Now for the details, grab a copy of your favorite childhood book. As before, it is recommended that you scout out local thrift stores, library sales, half price bookstores, etc. for a cheaper copy. You can send 2 if you wish! Send the book to your partner by August 12. Once you receieve your partners book you will have until September 2nd to make crafty goodies inspired by that book! Send the crafts to your partner and keep the book for your own collection!

As with the previous swap there is no size limit or amount on the package but I would like at least an 8 1/2 x 11" padded envelope filled (at the least, feel free to go wild!) Remember, delivery confirmation is required on both packages!!

If you have any questions feel free to ask! And if you don't feel like you can meet these requirements please don't join, we don't want any flakes! 

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

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of your own country? (remember you are sending two packages, but i will try to make it where you only send one out of the country)
Are you planning on sending more than one book?
Would you be willing to craft for more than one book?


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


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


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups 7/27-8/02; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: calfix on July 27, 2005 02:56:10 PM
oh! sounds fun!


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups 7/27-8/02; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: fort_loop on July 27, 2005 05:17:20 PM
I'm all signed up.  yeehar  :P


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups 7/27-8/02; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: geeyouknit on July 27, 2005 09:11:43 PM
Wow this is a great idea.  Plus I'll get a new book for my son!

LOL. That's an added bonus!


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups 7/27-8/02; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: kendaljay on July 28, 2005 05:23:02 AM
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This swap is Round 2 of the wonderful Fave Kids Book Swap organized by the fabulous Kendaljay! 


aww....thanks!  how can i resist with that?  :D okay, i'm in again.  now the question is, do i send the same book and get even more wild thing goodies or do i pick a different book?  hmmmm....<pondering>


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups 7/27-8/02; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: geeyouknit on July 28, 2005 01:38:20 PM
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This swap is Round 2 of the wonderful Fave Kids Book Swap organized by the fabulous Kendaljay! 


aww....thanks!  how can i resist with that?  :D okay, i'm in again.  now the question is, do i send the same book and get even more wild thing goodies or do i pick a different book?  hmmmm....<pondering>
You deserve the compliment! I'm really dissapointed to hear about the flakes in the last swap.... I'm organizing *two* swaps right now which is a full plate but I'm trying to see if I can squeeze in being an angel. I hate to see people get screwed.


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups 7/27-8/02; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: mllejessy on July 28, 2005 04:19:04 PM
I'm in a swap that's ending August 5--can I still play?


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups 7/27-8/02; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: geeyouknit on July 28, 2005 06:05:23 PM
I'm in a swap that's ending August 5--can I still play?

hmmm... i really see no reason why you couldnt... do you think you might be mailing for it ahead of time? then perhaps youd have your feedback in???


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups 7/27-8/02; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/
Post by: bee on July 29, 2005 07:03:51 AM
hi, i love the idea of this swap and really really want to participate.  i am a fairly new knitter and while i LOVE to make stuff, i don't know that i have ever made anything that has caused anyone to go:  "oh my god, that is the most beautiful thing ever!"  i am willing to try,(and want to alot!)  but should i wait 'til i'm more of an expert? 
let me know.  don't want to be one of the "flakes"


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups 7/27-8/02; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: tracytremble on July 29, 2005 07:51:21 AM
so once you have signed up, you wait for a pm telling you your swappers info??? is that how this works.  sorry i am a newbie!


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups 7/27-8/02; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: geeyouknit on July 29, 2005 08:25:15 AM
so once you have signed up, you wait for a pm telling you your swappers info??? is that how this works.  sorry i am a newbie!

I got your PM info yesterday. Once you sign up you do, essentially, wait until the end of sign ups and then I will be PMing you with your partners info. And with this swap you will be sending your partner your book by 8/12 and then once you get your partners book you will craft based on it and send them their items back by 9/2!  ;)


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups 7/27-8/02; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/
Post by: geeyouknit on July 29, 2005 08:29:11 AM
hi, i love the idea of this swap and really really want to participate.  i am a fairly new knitter and while i LOVE to make stuff, i don't know that i have ever made anything that has caused anyone to go:  "oh my god, that is the most beautiful thing ever!"  i am willing to try,(and want to alot!)  but should i wait 'til i'm more of an expert? 
let me know.  don't want to be one of the "flakes"


Well, do you do any other sorts of crafts? You sort of have to ask yourself... let me see how I'm trying to word this; Basically, everyone has a first swap, and while I can't speak for every craftster member, I know that with a lot of us it's really scary because you want to make sure that you can make things for it that your partner will like and enjoy. You just have to ask yourself if you will be able to think of things to make for the swap and if you will be able to produce them.  I hope I worded that okay, lol  :D.


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups 7/27-8/02; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: pamplemousse on July 29, 2005 09:08:53 AM
Oh, I am very tempted to join this swap....

I will have to think about it over the weekend; I had about 3 million favorite books as a kid.


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups 7/27-8/02; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: taloola on July 29, 2005 11:27:55 PM
i am in!!!  now i have to figure which book was my favorite!!!  i have a few to choose from!!!!


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups 7/27-8/02; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/
Post by: flrtingwdisaster on July 31, 2005 08:43:21 AM
i was thinking about taking a break from new swaps ... but i found the cutest book while i was cleaning out the living room. i was in round one, so i guess i just have to continue with round two :)


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups 7/27-8/02; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: geeyouknit on August 01, 2005 12:33:19 PM
man, i knew what book was my favorite, but after looking through my books to find it i realized there were soooooooooo many good ones.


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups 7/27-8/02; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: kittycatalina on August 01, 2005 03:41:47 PM
I'm all signed up. It's hard picking just the right book to share from all of my favorites. Plus some lend themselves more to crafting ideas than others.
I'm also looking forward to getting to know some of you better. Books can tell a lot about the reader.
Somehow I feel I'm not the only one who loves to curl up with a favorite book from my childhood when I'm having a bad day. :)


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups 7/27-8/02; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: kat_penguino on August 01, 2005 05:39:26 PM
I bought my books yesterday. Two this time, and one is a chapter book. I hope my partner doesn't mind.


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups 7/27-8/02; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: MyrnaLoy on August 01, 2005 08:22:48 PM
I've got mine! Its even better than I remember


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups 7/27-8/02; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: kat_penguino on August 01, 2005 08:38:55 PM
I've got mine! Its even better than I remember

lions eating little boys??


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups 7/27-8/02; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: geeyouknit on August 01, 2005 10:04:25 PM
All of this is getting me even more excited!!! I can't wait!!!


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups 7/27-8/02; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: kendaljay on August 02, 2005 05:36:58 AM
I've got mine! Its even better than I remember

lions eating little boys??

what?? you're so silly!!  :D

i can't wait!!  eeeeeeeee.....<must stop squealing at work, people already think i'm crazy>  i have to go get my books!  *Gasp* i just thought of which ones i want to do!!  yay!  ;D


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups 7/27-8/02; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: MyrnaLoy on August 02, 2005 07:50:03 AM
I've got mine! Its even better than I remember

lions eating little boys??

his parents took him to the doctor and the doctor shook the lion up and down and the little boy fell out and learned to care.

and I think he gave the lion a terrible tummyache


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups 7/27-8/02; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: kat_penguino on August 02, 2005 11:41:28 AM
I've got mine! Its even better than I remember

lions eating little boys??

his parents took him to the doctor and the doctor shook the lion up and down and the little boy fell out and learned to care.

and I think he gave the lion a terrible tummyache

you never told me that part. I thought it was just like. oops oh well, no more little boy. That'll teach him to care.


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups 7/27-8/02; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: Bobolink on August 02, 2005 11:59:29 AM
Ok, I'm giving in.... I have to join this!
I'm posting here too just in case there is some kind of block between mine and geeyouknit's PMs... heh heh, just kidding ;)


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups 7/27-8/02; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: flrtingwdisaster on August 02, 2005 12:57:23 PM
i found two cute books and i caaaaaaaaan't wait to send them out! ;D


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups 7/27-8/02; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: geeyouknit on August 02, 2005 02:32:54 PM
Ok, I'm giving in.... I have to join this!
I'm posting here too just in case there is some kind of block between mine and geeyouknit's PMs... heh heh, just kidding ;)

LOL, I got your PM for this swap! And everything should be smooth sailing!


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups 7/27-8/02; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: MyrnaLoy on August 02, 2005 03:32:23 PM
you never told me that part. I thought it was just like. oops oh well, no more little boy. That'll teach him to care.

otherwise, your kids will a) never sleep again b) never go near the lion cage at the zoo


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups 7/27-8/02; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: Bobolink on August 03, 2005 10:36:50 AM
I got my book last night! I'm so excited. I couldn't remember my favorite kids books cause theyr'e all at my parents house in Toronto, while I live in California. But I went to the used book store last night and the perfect book was waiting for me, I loved it when I was a kid and I think it will be great to craft to.
Also I wasn't sure when filling out my questionnaire, but I'll just send one book.


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups CLOSED; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: geeyouknit on August 03, 2005 03:22:57 PM
Okay everyone, I am working on the partners right now... please be patient with me, I plan to PM you all with the information tonight  ;D.


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups CLOSED; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: geeyouknit on August 03, 2005 06:20:09 PM
Okay, I've got the partners set up and I will be PMing you with your partners info throughout the night. Here is an overall list. I know that the set-up seems rather odd but I had to work around the number of books that people were planning on sending and an odd number of crafters! So here it goes!

kat_penguino <--->bobolink
kendaljay<--->geeyouknit
lilyvanilli<--->flirtingwdisaster

fort_loop-->myrnaloy
myrnaloy-->orangeabsinthe
orangeabsinthe-->traceytremble
traceytremble-->fort_loop

radioactivecrafter-->taloola
taloola-->kittycatalina
kittycatalina-->radioactivecrafter

I know it seems weird (partners and then two chains) but I was working around request craftsters gave me in their questionnaires! It all makes sense in my spreedsheet!

Happy crafting!

JAMI


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups CLOSED; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: geeyouknit on August 03, 2005 07:17:41 PM
Okay everyone, if you are partnered up, then you can ignore this message.

If you are in a chain swap, the address I PMed you today is the person you are crafting *for*. Now I need to send you all the address of who you will send your book to. I am working as hard as I can to get these PMs out. If I can't do them all tonight, I will get them to you tomorrow!


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups CLOSED; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: geeyouknit on August 03, 2005 07:24:42 PM
Okay *shew*  :D I got all the PMs out and everyone should have the address of the person they are crafting *for* and the person that they are sending their book to. Thanks to fort_loop for pointing out that I hadn't sent out both addresses to everyone! LOL.

Happy crafting!


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups CLOSED; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: MyrnaLoy on August 03, 2005 07:40:57 PM
silly question:

do we need to get a DC number when sending out the book, or just when we send out our craft?


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups CLOSED; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: taloola on August 03, 2005 07:52:31 PM
perfect timing!  i found the best book today!  and i think it will be good for craftin'!  i will send it out tomarrow if i can make it to the post office...which shouldnt be too hard!   ;)  oh yeah one question, after craftin', do we send the book back to our partners?  just curious!


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups CLOSED; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: flrtingwdisaster on August 03, 2005 08:53:15 PM
i don't know for sure (because i'm not the organizer) but in round one we needed the DC number when sending out the book and the package. also, we kept the books that we crafted for. this could be wrong, though.


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups CLOSED; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: taloola on August 04, 2005 02:06:58 AM
doesnt hurt to get the dc if the package is big enuff.  also, for the record, i answered my own "keeping the book question"  we are to keep the new book once we are done craftin' for it! atleast thats what it says on the first sign up page.  i cant wait to see what kittycatalina sends so i can get crackin'!  i am sendin' mine to radioactivecrafter tomarrow morning! 

tal


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups CLOSED; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: kittycatalina on August 04, 2005 06:40:54 AM
I'm so excited!
I've been out looking for the right book, I have one in mind, but am having no luck finding it locally. I'm thinking I'll have send one third party, like from Amazon or Half.com. Or just choose a different book, but I'm kind of stuck on this one.
Taloola, I'm PMing you now...


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups CLOSED; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: geeyouknit on August 04, 2005 02:48:35 PM
Regarding DC#'s with the book... it was said that it is required, and if you have purchased the book and are sending it yourself then getting a DC number would be *really* helpful, but I know that I, myself, am sending my book straight from eBay and I have been asked by a few swappers on what to do in the third party situation. The only thing I can say is don't worry about DC if a third party is sending it, but be sure to keep record of the book (virtual receipt,etc) just in case. Hope that helps  ;).


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups CLOSED; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: kittycatalina on August 04, 2005 07:23:43 PM
I'm having my strangely elusive book sent directly from ebay, and will be PMing the confirmation # shortly.
I recall seeing a cut n paste list somewhere on the boards to give to a swap partner, regarding preferences. I'm getting a server busy notice when I try to do a search, maybe someone can point me in the right direction.


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups CLOSED; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: taloola on August 04, 2005 08:42:10 PM
are you talkin' about the one thread with the huge list to fill out?  i dont recall exactly where it is.  but i am sure its around here somewhere.  i sent my book to you just this afternoon!  i will pm you the dc#!


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups CLOSED; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: kittycatalina on August 04, 2005 11:52:00 PM
found it!

random things
do you keep a journal/art sketch book?
do you have any pets?
do you have any kids *ages*?
do you have a portable cd player, mobile phone, or ipod?
do you need another random trinket box?
do you need something to carry your kniting/sewing with you?
do you need a cd case/folder thing?  *you know what I am talking about, it holds your cd's*
do you need another purse?
what crafts do you do/want to do?
what crafts do you admire?
do you collect anything?

jewlery
do you wear earings?
do you wear braceletts/cuffs?
whats your wrist size?
do you wear necklaces?
do you want gold or silver findings?

clothing
what is your shirt size?
what is your skirt size?
what is your trouser size?
what is your shoe size?
what is your bra size?
would you like some clothes made for you?

favourates
what is your favourate color?
what is your favourate color to go with your favourate color?
do you have a favourate animal you would like something made with?
do you have a favourate tv series you would like something made with?
do you have a favourate book you would like something made with?

allergies and aversions
are there any colors you hate?
would you dislike receving items made from animal products?
is there anything you would rather not recieve because of religious references?
is there anything else you would dislike?
do you have any actual allergies?


personality
what are your favouarte movies?
who is your favourate person from those movies?
who is the best dresser on tv?
who are your celebrity crushes?
who is the best cartoon caracter?

yikes. This'll keep me busy for awhile.


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups CLOSED; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: flrtingwdisaster on August 07, 2005 05:02:06 PM
my books came from Lilyvanilli yesterday while i was away on a lousy "vacation". they cheered me up right away!

they're i am a bunny by ole risom (illustrated by richard scarry) and mrs. piggle-wiggle by betty macdonald.

i read the first one and it's really cute. i already have ideas. the second is a mini chapter book, which i plan on reading later. thanks for cheering me up with these adorable books Lilyvanilli! :D


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups CLOSED; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: flrtingwdisaster on August 09, 2005 08:29:46 PM
oh man, lilyvanilli ... you better watch out. the stuff i've made so far is soo cute. heh, i hope you like what i send you :P


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups CLOSED; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: taloola on August 09, 2005 09:09:47 PM
i got kittycatalina's book today!  now i can start formulating ideas!

her book is "cars and trucks and things that go" by richard scarry's
this one will be good!  oooooweee!!!


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups CLOSED; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: kittycatalina on August 10, 2005 08:20:22 AM

they're i am a bunny by ole risom (illustrated by richard scarry) and mrs. piggle-wiggle by betty macdonald.

Those are both great books, Richard Scarry is the best!
I loved the Mrs. Piggle Wiggle series when I was a kid. For all you Eloise fans, it's illustrated by the fabulous Hilary Knight.


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups CLOSED; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: kittycatalina on August 10, 2005 08:21:46 AM
Yay, I'm glad it arrived safely! I had an ebay seller ship it to you direct. Guess I'll go leave some feedback, that was fast!


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups CLOSED; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: taloola on August 10, 2005 10:42:10 AM
it was quick! 

i am hopin' that radioactivecrafter has gotten my book too.  i think she was going outta town or something...so we will seee!


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups CLOSED; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: Bobolink on August 10, 2005 11:21:19 AM

[/quote]
Those are both great books, Richard Scarry is the best!
I loved the Mrs. Piggle Wiggle series when I was a kid. For all you Eloise fans, it's illustrated by the fabulous Hilary Knight.
[/quote]

One of my books IS Eloise  ;D Unfortunately I suck and haven't been able to get time out of work to get to the post-office yet this week to send it, but I found an awesome copy at a used book store that's the original 50's edition. My whole lab is moving in 2 weeks so it's crazy here. I've had my other book shipped from e-bay so hopefully that one will arrive soon.


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups CLOSED; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: flrtingwdisaster on August 18, 2005 12:49:09 PM
i haven't seen an update in a while ... did everyone get their book(s)? how's the crafting/brainstorming coming along?


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups CLOSED; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: geeyouknit on August 18, 2005 02:19:19 PM
I have only gotten PMs from a handful of people saying they have sent their books and I haven't heard anyone say they recieved. I *really* need you all to PM me and tell me if you have sent your book and if you have recieved the book from your partner. It is just as important as the actualy package!

Lemme know  ;)

JAMI


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups CLOSED; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: taloola on August 18, 2005 04:50:53 PM
i have recieved kitty catalina's book and have bugun craftin' for it!  i will prob be ready to send out sometime next week...woohoo!


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups CLOSED; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: kittycatalina on August 18, 2005 05:31:26 PM
i have recieved kitty catalina's book and have bugun craftin' for it!  i will prob be ready to send out sometime next week...woohoo!
Woohoo!
Still waiting here, but my husband said an big envelope came for me earlier *crosses fingers* 


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups CLOSED; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: kendaljay on August 19, 2005 03:37:37 PM
geeyouknit....i did receive your book last weekend!  my work blocked craftster on my computer, so i haven't been able to get on it all week!  jerks... :-\

anyway, it is the Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, and i love this book!  i've never read it before, and it is just so sweet!  i have lots of ideas already!  :D


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups CLOSED; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: Bobolink on August 19, 2005 04:03:43 PM
I'm really glad I didn't get that one. It's a beautiful book, but I could never read it without crying my head off  :'(


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups CLOSED; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: MyrnaLoy on August 19, 2005 05:10:43 PM
I got that book too! Its the saddest book ever


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups CLOSED; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: geeyouknit on August 19, 2005 07:47:41 PM
I'm really glad I didn't get that one. It's a beautiful book, but I could never read it without crying my head off  :'(

Awww, I didn't mean to send it to someone and have them not want it.... it was my fave book, I had it memorized when I was 3.


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups CLOSED; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: flrtingwdisaster on August 20, 2005 07:45:39 AM
geeyouknit....i did receive your book last weekend!  my work blocked craftster on my computer, so i haven't been able to get on it all week!  jerks... :-\

anyway, it is the Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, and i love this book!  i've never read it before, and it is just so sweet!  i have lots of ideas already!  :D

that book is like my most favorite book ever! i didn't have spare money to pick up an extra copy and i just couldnt bare to part with mine ... so i sent two other cute books we just happened to have doubles of at my house.


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups CLOSED; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: MyrnaLoy on August 20, 2005 09:53:50 AM
I was telling my husband yesterday about how it was a banned book. I said someone determined that the tree was a woman and the boy kept talking advantage of her... but he said that didn't sound right...

does anyone know the real story?


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups CLOSED; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: Bobolink on August 20, 2005 10:07:04 AM
I'm really glad I didn't get that one. It's a beautiful book, but I could never read it without crying my head off  :'(

Awww, I didn't mean to send it to someone and have them not want it.... it was my fave book, I had it memorized when I was 3.

I didn't mean to say bad things about your favorite book  :-[ It's very beautiful and I would have been happy to craft for it, I was just really sensitive to sad things when I was a kid and had such a strong reaction to that book, which kind of stays with me when I read it now.


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups CLOSED; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: geeyouknit on August 20, 2005 12:19:13 PM
I'm really glad I didn't get that one. It's a beautiful book, but I could never read it without crying my head off  :'(

Awww, I didn't mean to send it to someone and have them not want it.... it was my fave book, I had it memorized when I was 3.

I didn't mean to say bad things about your favorite book  :-[ It's very beautiful and I would have been happy to craft for it, I was just really sensitive to sad things when I was a kid and had such a strong reaction to that book, which kind of stays with me when I read it now.

I was the same way, but I guess the way I reaccted to it was less upset and more... I dunno, I've always recognized the sadness but I brought back from it happiness as well because of, you know, the tree giving and loving the boy and their relationship.


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups CLOSED; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: flrtingwdisaster on August 20, 2005 01:51:04 PM
i always hated that boy for not loving the tree as much as she loved him. it made me so angry/upset. and on a happier/funnier note ... i also tried making friends with the weeping willow tree in my backyard. and when i moved, i really wanted to take my tree with me because i had grown so close to it. sooo, my parents bought me my very own weeping willow tree for the backyard :)


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups CLOSED; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: geeyouknit on August 20, 2005 01:53:34 PM
i always hated that boy for not loving the tree as much as she loved him. it made me so angry/upset. and on a happier/funnier note ... i also tried making friends with the weeping willow tree in my backyard. and when i moved, i really wanted to take my tree with me because i had grown so close to it. sooo, my parents bought me my very own weeping willow tree for the backyard :)

haha, that's cute. and i do agree, he always made me upset too... darn, now im starting to think maybe i should have sent another book. i just went on a whim and sent the one i remember liking the most, because i did, but i suppose i should have known it would be better to maybe send a more carefree and funny kids book :-(.

kendaljay, if you would like another book ill send you one.


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups CLOSED; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: Radioactivecrafter on August 21, 2005 12:59:57 AM
I started crafting tonight and my sister had some friends over, so I went out to show them what I had made and it was immediately mutilated :-\ ;luckily it was easily fixed.


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups CLOSED; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: taloola on August 23, 2005 01:59:08 PM
hows everyone else doing?!!!   :D

i am almost done!  i will probably be sending out this week! 


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups CLOSED; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: kittycatalina on August 23, 2005 02:07:21 PM
hows everyone else doing?!!!   :D

i am almost done!  i will probably be sending out this week! 
Woohoo, I'm pretty stoked!
Hoping to get my book this week and have a crafty weekend!


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups CLOSED; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: Bobolink on August 23, 2005 02:22:53 PM
I thought for sure I was going to have to be late cause I'm moving and things are crazy. But I decided to take a break from packing last night and had a great night of crafting. I made one thing I'm really happy about!
This is such a great swap cause it really encourages creativity.



Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups CLOSED; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: taloola on August 23, 2005 03:12:56 PM
hey geeyouknit, i was just looking in my own profile at my "swap involvement" section and this swap is not on the list...just wanted to let you know!  it doesnt even show up as "in progress"... that is all!  :D

also, thank you for organizing!  this swap is great so far!
angie


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups CLOSED; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: geeyouknit on August 23, 2005 06:33:46 PM
hey geeyouknit, i was just looking in my own profile at my "swap involvement" section and this swap is not on the list...just wanted to let you know!  it doesnt even show up as "in progress"... that is all!  :D

also, thank you for organizing!  this swap is great so far!
angie

yeah, there was a boo boo made in the swap involvent area.... some people arent listed and some are listed twice! i emailed the mods and it should be fixed soon!


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups CLOSED; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: taloola on August 23, 2005 10:26:14 PM
kewl!  thank you!  you are rockin! :D


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups CLOSED; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: kittycatalina on August 25, 2005 08:42:17 AM
Yay, I finally got my book, after poor Radioactivecrafter had to jump through many hoops!  ;D
It is Miss Nelson is Missing, which I have never read, but I love the work of James Marshall, so I"m excited!
She also sent the sequel which looks really cute too.
It's also nice to see the illustrations are as sweetly goofy as his other series (and my favorite) George and Martha.
*cliff claven hat on* He just did the illustrations for MNIM, but the story was written by Harry Allard, who was Marshall's music professor in college. Marshall grew up down the road from me, so it's funny to see little details in the illustrations, like the Texas flag in the classroom, or the model of the Alamo on Miss Nelson's desk. *cliff claven hat off*
I'm hoping to have a mondo successful craft o rama weekend!


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups CLOSED; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: kendaljay on August 26, 2005 03:55:49 PM
oh!!  i so wanted to do Miss Nelson!! but i couldn't find it...i loved that book as a kid!  :D


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups CLOSED; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: Radioactivecrafter on August 26, 2005 07:37:02 PM
Yeah, I couldn't find it in the store so I had a friend copy it and mail it for me (I was going on vacation) but she did not do a very good job of it so kittycatalina was a bit confused so then I ordered it off amazon (along with the sequel because I felt bad) then even though I paid for faster postage on the first one the sequel arrived first! I'm so glad it is all taken care of know and that I picked a book by someone she had heard of and liked!


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups CLOSED; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: kittycatalina on August 27, 2005 04:00:35 PM
Yeah, I couldn't find it in the store so I had a friend copy it and mail it for me (I was going on vacation) but she did not do a very good job of it so kittycatalina was a bit confused so then I ordered it off amazon (along with the sequel because I felt bad) then even though I paid for faster postage on the first one the sequel arrived first! I'm so glad it is all taken care of know and that I picked a book by someone she had heard of and liked!
yeah, you totally went above and beyond the call of duty...I hope to do it all justice!


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups CLOSED; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: geeyouknit on August 30, 2005 06:49:54 PM
How is everyone's crafting coming along???  :D


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups CLOSED; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: taloola on August 30, 2005 10:03:32 PM
umm.  geeyouknit...i am almost done with kittycatalinas crafts. i do have one more thing to finish...but i dont know if it will get done this week....i am having a huge family issue (my grandpa passed away yesterday) (feels weird to share on the internet) and i need a little time if thats ok. you guys are all awesome and craftster really is a good supprt system....
ang


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups CLOSED; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: kendaljay on August 31, 2005 02:49:15 PM
How is everyone's crafting coming along???  :D

i'm hoping to have mine out this weekend...i got really swamped at work and have had zero energy to craft lately.  but i do have ideas! :D


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups CLOSED; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: kat_penguino on August 31, 2005 04:28:08 PM
I'm running a tiny bit behind...but will have my stuff out by next week.


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups CLOSED; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: geeyouknit on August 31, 2005 04:29:05 PM
umm.  geeyouknit...i am almost done with kittycatalinas crafts. i do have one more thing to finish...but i dont know if it will get done this week....i am having a huge family issue (my grandpa passed away yesterday) (feels weird to share on the internet) and i need a little time if thats ok. you guys are all awesome and craftster really is a good supprt system....
ang

I am so sorry to hear of your loss, I am perfectly fine with an extension and I am sure your partner will be understanding.


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups CLOSED; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: MyrnaLoy on August 31, 2005 04:59:34 PM
I'm done I'm done I'm done!


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups CLOSED; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: taloola on August 31, 2005 08:58:08 PM
i dont think i will need an extension but we will see.  i will keep you posted.  thank you....you guys are all so great...really.

kittycatalina!  i think you will like the stuff!!!!    :)
i will try to get the last thing done...it isnt anything too time consuming...and maybe i will send husband to the post office to send to you.  do you have a camera?! i hope.

thanks again you guys :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
angie


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups CLOSED; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: Radioactivecrafter on September 01, 2005 09:32:25 AM
All of my stuff is almost finished, hopefully I will be able to get  all my homework done quickly tonight so I have time to finish everything. I might mail out a day late just because the school mail room has horribly inconvenient hours, oh crap I just realized I might not be able to get a DC# because it is not a real post office.

eek, the swap jitters are setting in; I hope my stuff does not suck to horribly and can brighten things up a little for taloola.


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups CLOSED; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: Bobolink on September 01, 2005 01:30:45 PM
Good news is I'm back online!
Bad news is my move has been even harder than I'd originally thought. I haven't unpacked anything at home yet and work is moved from a huge to a tiny space. So I'm unpacking all day at work and then trying to make some sense of all my stuff at home.
I'll definitely be a little late. I'm hoping to get it out by some time next week. I'm all finished except one thing, but I just don't know when I'll get to making that last thing.
I'll keep you guys updated


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups CLOSED; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: kat_penguino on September 01, 2005 05:13:30 PM
Good news is I'm back online!
Bad news is my move has been even harder than I'd originally thought. I haven't unpacked anything at home yet and work is moved from a huge to a tiny space. So I'm unpacking all day at work and then trying to make some sense of all my stuff at home.
I'll definitely be a little late. I'm hoping to get it out by some time next week. I'm all finished except one thing, but I just don't know when I'll get to making that last thing.
I'll keep you guys updated

I'm running a bit behind on your stuff as well. Things have been a bit hectic for me...but I'll have it all out soon!


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups CLOSED; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: Bobolink on September 01, 2005 05:56:26 PM
Good news is I'm back online!
Bad news is my move has been even harder than I'd originally thought. I haven't unpacked anything at home yet and work is moved from a huge to a tiny space. So I'm unpacking all day at work and then trying to make some sense of all my stuff at home.
I'll definitely be a little late. I'm hoping to get it out by some time next week. I'm all finished except one thing, but I just don't know when I'll get to making that last thing.
I'll keep you guys updated

I'm running a bit behind on your stuff as well. Things have been a bit hectic for me...but I'll have it all out soon!

Take your time!
It will make me feel less badly for being late too.


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups CLOSED; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: fort_loop on September 01, 2005 07:08:42 PM
My crafts are about to embark on their coast-to-coast, jane-to-jane voyage...


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups CLOSED; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: Lilyvanilli on September 01, 2005 07:31:39 PM
Mine are done! I'm sending them out tomorrow! :)


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups CLOSED; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: kittycatalina on September 03, 2005 03:57:35 PM
wow, I'm so sorry. Of course take all the time you need, you've got other stuff that's more important now.
Yep, I've got a camera, and will happily post pics!
I've just gotten my computer back from repair. I'm about 80% done with my stuff, hope to wrap it up by next week.

i dont think i will need an extension but we will see.  i will keep you posted.  thank you....you guys are all so great...really.

kittycatalina!  i think you will like the stuff!!!!    :)
i will try to get the last thing done...it isnt anything too time consuming...and maybe i will send husband to the post office to send to you.  do you have a camera?! i hope.

thanks again you guys :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
angie





Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups CLOSED; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: Radioactivecrafter on September 03, 2005 05:41:34 PM
Curse my stupid mailroom! I meant to send today but they are closed and I have no idea where the real post office is. So my stuff will definitely be out on Monday.


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups CLOSED; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: MyrnaLoy on September 04, 2005 08:33:14 PM
do we have a gallery yet? my partner recieved and I feel like showing off


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups CLOSED; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: geeyouknit on September 04, 2005 08:42:12 PM
do we have a gallery yet? my partner recieved and I feel like showing off

Oh! Oh! I wanna see!!!! You can start it if you want, or if you'd rather I do it I will make the first post, but it doesn't have to be me because I'm the organizer, you can.

I WANNA SEE!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups CLOSED; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: geeyouknit on September 04, 2005 09:15:07 PM
Okay, I started the gallery, post your loot here!!!

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=51869.0

JAMI


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups CLOSED; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: Bobolink on September 07, 2005 11:39:33 AM
I finished up my last craft last night! Yay!!!
I'm going to package stuff up tonight and hopefully send it off on the way to work tomorrow morning, that is if I can find the post office.
I'm sorry I've been so terribly late.


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups CLOSED; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: kat_penguino on September 07, 2005 01:08:05 PM
I finished up my last craft last night! Yay!!!
I'm going to package stuff up tonight and hopefully send it off on the way to work tomorrow morning, that is if I can find the post office.
I'm sorry I've been so terribly late.


I'll be sending on Monday!


Title: Re: Fave Kids Book Swap ROUND 2 (Sign ups CLOSED; Send Book by 8/12, Craft 9/2)
Post by: kittycatalina on September 09, 2005 01:15:36 PM
Yay, I got mt stuff!
Taloola rocks the swapness, thanks so much!
I'm heading over to the other thread to post pics.
My partner should get everything early next week!