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ORGANIZED SWAPS => New Swap Theme Ideas => Topic started by: Rosie1981 on January 18, 2019 09:52:54 AM



Title: RCI - Random Crafted Item
Post by: Rosie1981 on January 18, 2019 09:52:54 AM
I was thinking and I looked but I didn't see anything that matched...

Has anyone done a swap where the end craft is random. (i'm not even sure if that makes sense.. ???)  I guess it would be like the ATC swaps where I would set up my list of themes but the craft that is produced in that theme is up to the artist/any medium (paper, stitched, clay, etc...) Would anyone be interested in trying it?


Title: Re: RCI - Random Crafted Item
Post by: Smmarrt on January 18, 2019 03:50:19 PM
Sounds fun and challenging!


Title: Re: RCI - Random Crafted Item
Post by: BigBangMomma on January 20, 2019 03:09:26 PM
That sounds like an interesting idea, and like a twist on the OTT (one tiny thing) or Surprise swaps we've had in the past.

OTT example: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430372.0
Surprise Swap sample  :https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=412667.0


Title: Re: RCI - Random Crafted Item
Post by: Bugaboo1 on January 22, 2019 02:41:46 PM
Id love it!!


Title: Re: RCI - Random Crafted Item
Post by: WingsoftheWind on January 23, 2019 09:58:29 AM
What if the participants provided both some themes and some broad item categories?

For example a swapper could have:

My three item categories are:
Winter wearables (hat, scarf, gloves, etc.)
Plush
Household decorations

My three themes are:
Woodland creatures
Space
Warm colors

So for this person a partner could make a pair of fox mittens, or a quote block that has a Carl Sagan or Neil Armstrong quote on it. I feel like that'd give partners enough to go on while still making the end result more of a surprise. And of course when you add in the standard questions of dislikes/allergies (like maybe this person hates wool) that'd give you more info you you can make something they'd really enjoy.


Title: Re: RCI - Random Crafted Item
Post by: BigBangMomma on January 23, 2019 10:14:58 AM
I love that idea WingsoftheWind.


Title: Re: Re: RCI - Random Crafted Item
Post by: Rosie1981 on January 23, 2019 12:41:15 PM
What a great idea!  I hope enough people show interest...

What if the participants provided both some themes and some broad item categories?

For example a swapper could have:

My three item categories are:
Winter wearables (hat, scarf, gloves, etc.)
Plush
Household decorations

My three themes are:
Woodland creatures
Space
Warm colors

So for this person a partner could make a pair of fox mittens, or a quote block that has a Carl Sagan or Neil Armstrong quote on it. I feel like that'd give partners enough to go on while still making the end result more of a surprise. And of course when you add in the standard questions of dislikes/allergies (like maybe this person hates wool) that'd give you more info you you can make something they'd really enjoy.



Title: Re: RCI - Random Crafted Item
Post by: Amfkinney on January 23, 2019 03:18:07 PM
This is a great idea. I would enjoy a swap like this.


Title: Re: RCI - Random Crafted Item
Post by: Calabaza on January 25, 2019 08:42:02 AM
This sounds really cool! When are you thinking of starting it?


Title: Re: RCI - Random Crafted Item
Post by: endymion on January 28, 2019 05:04:23 AM
Sounds interesting!


Title: Re: RCI - Random Crafted Item
Post by: thanate on January 28, 2019 06:42:09 AM
Could be fun... :)


Title: Re: RCI - Random Crafted Item
Post by: kartiana on January 28, 2019 06:58:09 PM
I might be interested in something like this  :) I like ongoing claim style swaps because I can have an idea of what I'll be making before I commit  ;)


Title: Re: RCI - Random Crafted Item
Post by: Onyxnox on February 03, 2019 11:00:18 PM
I could get caught up in this too.


Title: Re: RCI - Random Crafted Item
Post by: flygirl88 on February 17, 2019 04:14:22 PM
I'd like to join! I've been away from crafting for months and miss swapping so much.  I'd love to see what creativity would come from this swap.


Title: Re: RCI - Random Crafted Item
Post by: kittykill on February 22, 2019 10:39:27 AM
This sounds like fun.


Title: Re: RCI - Random Crafted Item
Post by: kartiana on February 22, 2019 08:42:01 PM
Rosie, are you going to host? Sounds like there's enough interest  :)


Title: Re: RCI - Random Crafted Item
Post by: BigBangMomma on February 24, 2019 07:40:10 AM
I really want this to happpen. rosie1981 I'd be willing to host with you if you wanted to try hosting this. If you'd like, PM me, and we can work out details.


Title: Re: RCI - Random Crafted Item
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on February 25, 2019 04:20:23 AM
I'd be down for joining in on this!


Title: Re: RCI - Random Crafted Item
Post by: kayrun on February 27, 2019 11:52:27 AM
the more I ponder this, the more I like the idea!
esp with the suggestions of 3 themes & 3 types of items

if it gets going, someone please message me?


Title: Re: RCI - Random Crafted Item
Post by: BigBangMomma on February 27, 2019 01:50:46 PM
I'm not sure if rosie1981 got the notification that she was tagged, so I just sent her a message to see if she wants to host. I'm still willing to co-org with her. If she is not willing to host, I am willing to get this swap moving! 


Title: Re: RCI - Random Crafted Item
Post by: Rosie1981 on March 01, 2019 09:26:28 AM
I'm here!  We are in the middle of Girl Scout cookie season and our lives are all about cookies..  :o
We have about two weeks left and life will go back to normal.  (hahaha)  Thank you to bigbangmomma for offering to co host with me.  I'm excited to see that this idea is taking off.  Thanks everyone.  ;D


Title: Re: RCI - Random Crafted Item
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on March 26, 2019 05:31:46 AM
I would be interested in this if sign ups happened after the Asheville get-together, so any time after May. Sounds like a fun one :).


Title: Re: RCI - Random Crafted Item
Post by: Rosie1981 on April 01, 2019 07:38:54 AM
I'm thinking after May as well.  I'm a secretary at the middle school and we are in the last nine weeks so chaos is near.   ;)  This might be a fun swap to calm my nerves.  lol.