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61  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Spell My Name Round 5? on: November 05, 2010 03:47:20 PM
Well, I've been thinking of starting another round of
Spell My Name, but not sure if everyone has time before the holidays crank up....
can I get some feedback from my SMN peeps?
Smiley
I was thinking of signups from Nov.7 - 15 and then a month for crafting.....
(hey, it IS only 3 points crafted & the rest can be purchased....)

Here are some previous galleries:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=352953.0
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=339721.0
62  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Magic Yarn Ball Swap Round 14 (signup Oct.2-22, sendouts Nov.22) on: October 02, 2010 03:23:12 PM
^>^>GALLERY<^<^


Swap name: Magic Yarn Ball Swap Round 14
Craftster member who is organizing this swap:  kayrun
Sign-up date range:  Oct. 2 - 22, 2010
Date to send item by: Nov.22, 2010

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 24

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? YES/NO:  no
If so, which country? n/a

Additional Age requirement?  n/a

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: correct
- 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: correct
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

Details of swap:
This is the MAGIC YARN BALL SWAP!!  You will send your partner a project kit consisting of a one (or more) skein pattern and yarn of corresponding weight/length for the pattern. The really fun part is that you will first make the yarn into a "magic yarn ball."  This means that you re-wind the yarn yourself, hiding little trinkets and treats inside the yarn as you go.  Some ideas already suggested include tiny toys; candy; crafting supplies; jewelry; etc.
A good description of a Magic Yarn Ball is here & here:
http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/karma-yarn-swap/997017/251-275#251
http://whipup.net/2006/04/25/kids-yarn-project-the-magic-wool-ball/
Since we're all crafty people, it goes without saying that we should craft some of the treats ourselves. You will be required to have 15-20 things in the yarn ball and at least 4-5 of them should be small crafts made by you. If you are sending more than one skein, you are only required to send one MYB.  The additional skein(s) can be sent as is.

Also, while I know not everyone can afford it, if its only one skein, try to get the nicest yarn you can afford. Im not saying go buy a forty dollar ball of cashmere yarn (unless you really want to, in which case you can be my partner!) but try to get something youd be excited to receive. I will try to group partners by interests, as well as how much they're able to spend on the yarn.

When you sign up, let your partner know if you already know what you want the yarn for ("I would like yarn so I can make the MagKnits Sophie Bag"); or, if you have a general idea ("I would like yarn and a pattern for a felt handbag"); or, if you just want a surprise pattern. If you have more than one idea for a pattern, feel free to give your partner a choice of patterns (or books) to choose from.

Round 12 Gallery:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334565.0
Round 13 Gallery:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=344210.0
flickr photo examples:  http://www.flickr.com/groups/magicyarnball/pool/

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

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap:  Magic Yarn Ball Swap Round 14
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO)

Do you have access to a camera and are able to post pictures to the gallery?
If not, please ask your partner to take pictures before sending and post them for you.
 
Do you have any allergies that would affect this swap (pet, smoke, wool, etc.)?
Do you have any allergens in your house (pet, smoke, etc.)?
 
Do you knit, crochet or both?
If both, would you prefer a knit or crochet pattern?
How would you rate your skill level (beginner, intermediate, advanced, etc.)?
Are there any stitches/techniques you like best or want to experiment with?
Would you prefer a one-skein project, or multiple skeins?  
If multiple, please indicate how many?  Up to 2? or 3?
Are you willing to send more than one skein of yarn? Up to 2? or 3?
What pattern/project would you like, or would you prefer a surprise?
Any patterns/projects you would NOT like to receive?
 
Which kinds of yarn would you like to receive (texture, weight, fiber, etc.)?
Any type of yarn you would NOT like to receive?
Are there any colors that you would like to receive?
Any colors you definitely would NOT like to receive?
How much would you be willing to spend total on yarn? 10? 20? 30+?

Items you could craft for the ball:
Items you would like to get in your ball:
Items you would NOT like to see in your ball:
Do you have a wist?
Are you a member of any other websites (eg Ravelry, Facebook, Myspace) or do you have a blog?
Anything else your partner should know?

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 other rules about participating in a swap.
The Swap Info Guide will tell you how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap. You should read this whole thing so you not only understand whats expected of you, but youll also see what Im expected to do.
As with all Craftster swaps, DC# will be required when sending within the US. If you are shipping internationally, please save your receipt as proof of sending.

PLEASE do not ask your partner for a photocopied pattern from a book. This is against copyright laws.

In this swap discussion feel free to talk about one skein patterns you love, good websites with patterns, and places to get yarn some people may not know about!
Also, if youre not a member of Ravelry yet, I suggest you get yourself on the list. They make it really easy to find wonderful patterns online and its totally free.

Note: I'm a huge fan of Ravelry and HIGHLY recommend joining. It's a great way to share what projects you've done in the past, as well as get patterns.

*Special thanks to previous MYB organizers from whom I shamelessly borrowed most of this information!

AFTER PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED UP AND BEEN APPROVED, LIST THE PARTICIPANTS HERE AND WHO IS SENDING TO WHOM:
green = sent
purple = sending late w/communication
1.  kayrun (organizer)
2.  Sandra22
3.  Bugaboo1
4.  Thenutmeg2000
5.  bubblegum_phoenix ^
6.  shortern
7.  Slingmomma ^
8.  lapoli ^
9.  froggmomma ^
10. morrigan_le_faye
11. margaretjane
12. raennn ^
13. loudxmouse
14. Rosie1981
15. Distant_Twilight ^
16. Miss Barbara
17. vanessa_nichole
18. clumsy_momma
19. purringcat
20. arwena ^
21. knitpurl  *new swapper*
22. tracethekat

PARTNERS::
(blue = rec'd, strikethrough = feedback given,
 orange = contact organizer ASAP)
**Troublet to angel for margaretjane
**Slingmomma to angel for Bugaboo1

bubblegum_phoenix ^^ purringcat
Slingmomma ^^ Distant_Twilight
Bugaboo1 ^^ morrigan_le_faye
margaretjane ^^ Sandra22
vanessa_nichole ^^ knitpurl
Thenutmeg2000 ^^ tracethekat
shortern ^^ kayrun
lapoli ^^ clumsy_momma
froggmomma ^^ arwena
raennn ^^ Rosie1981
loudxmouse^^ Miss Barbara
63  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Spell My Name Rd 4 Gallery on: July 06, 2010 03:52:58 PM
swap thread:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=351243.0

Let's see all of the
spell-licious goodies   Grin
64  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Spell My Name Swap Round 4 (Sign-ups June 19-30, Sendouts July 20)FULL! on: June 19, 2010 04:09:25 PM
Swap name:  Spell My Name Swap Round 4
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: kayrun
Sign-up date range: June 19-30, 2010
Date to send item by: July 20

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 20

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

Additional Age requirement? none

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 within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

Details of swap:

This is a name swap, where you take the letters of the partner's name & include an item starting with each letter.
ex:
S ~ A package of cute stationery
A ~ An angel wall hanging
R ~ A hand-made bookmark in the color red
A ~ A pkg. of apple -flavored candy


Minimum of 5 points, with something to represent each letter of a person's name.
At least 3 points crafted, and the rest can be purchased.
(You might even want to craft something with the whole name on it as an extra.)
Please include a note to explain which item goes with which letter  Wink

I'll plan to match partners with same length names (if possible) so crafting requirements will be even.
Come join in the fun!

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

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap:  Spell My Name Swap Round 4
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO)
What are your top 3 favorite colors?
Any favorite color combos?
What themes or designs appeal to you?
Do you collect anything?
Please list any online wishlists you have:
Any allergies or aversions that your partner should know about?
Any allergens in your household that might cause issues for a partner?
Anything else your partner might want to know before crafting for you?


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 other rules about participating in a swap.

AFTER PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED UP AND BEEN APPROVED, LIST THE PARTICIPANTS HERE AND WHO IS SENDING TO WHOM:
blue = sent
purple = sending late with communication
orange = contact organizer immediately
feedback left

1. quaggy
2.  Miss Barbara
3.  Juicebox29
4.  JessySihk
5.  Boycemachine
6.  gabberwockgifts  **negative feedback left -- contact organizer to get this reversed**
7.  NotKnit
8.  missapril
9.  angelofmusic
10. YumJello01
11. kwality570
12. gamemom42
13. crystallized_art
14. koalascout
15. tangemeenie
16. udhillb
17. thenorm02
18. jadore-le-rose
19. mrsjimenez678
20. kayrun (organizer)

GALLERY~~
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=352953.0
65  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Spell My Name, round 4 on: June 04, 2010 01:00:40 PM
Any of you crafty Spell-my-Namers ready to go at it again??
I am starting to get the urge to host another round, but I need
some ideas on timing?

For those who have never joined in the fun, here are the
guidelines:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=302869.0

Here are previous galleries:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=339721.0

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=327614.0

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=305009.0
66  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Secret Santa WISH list, summer edition? on: May 07, 2010 03:12:16 PM
Some of us who were in the 2009 Secret Santa Wish List Swap
have been discussing a summer version --
it was so much fun!
Check the gallery here:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=327289.0
esp. the 1st & last pages.....
67  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / another round of Yarnie Scavenger Hunt? on: March 23, 2010 04:07:59 PM
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=289471.0

So I've been chatting with mcook72677 about starting another round of
this, and she has agreed!
This was one of the funnest most enjoyable swaps I've been in  Smiley
So let's drum up some interest, y'all!  LOL
Time frame we are looking at is signups midApril and sendouts close to the end of May, possibly?
Whatcha think?
68  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Spell My Name round 3 gallery on: February 28, 2010 12:21:09 PM
Post 'em when you get 'em!
69  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Spell My Name Swap Round 3 (signups Feb.13-20, sendouts Mar.15 on: February 13, 2010 09:26:31 AM
GALLERY ^+^


Swap name:  Spell My Name Swap Round 3
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: kayrun
Sign-up date range: February 13-20
Date to send item by: March 15

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 20

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

Additional Age requirement? none

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: true
- 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
- Participant lives in the United States: YES/NO
- If yes, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If no, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

Details of swap:
This is a name swap, where you take the letters of the partner's name & include an item starting with each letter.
ex:
S ~ A package of orange stationery
A ~ An angel wall hanging
R ~ A hand-made bookmark in the color red
A ~ A pkg. of apple flavored candy

Minimum of 5 points, with something to represent each letter of a person's name.
At least 3 points crafted, and the rest can be purchased.
(You might even want to craft something with the whole name on it as an extra.)
Please include a note to explain which item goes with which letter  Smiley
I'll plan to match partners with same length names (if possible) so crafting requirements will be even.
Come join in the fun!

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

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap:  Spell My Name Swap Round 3
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
I understand that Delivery Confirmation number or a copy of receipt is required for this swap:(YES/NO)
Confirm that you are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO)
What are your top 3 favorite colors?
Any favorite color combos?
What themes or designs appeal to you?
Do you collect anything?
Please list any online wishlists you have:
Any allergies or aversions that your partner should know about?
Any allergens in your household that might cause issues for a partner?
Anything else your partner might want to know before crafting for you?


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 other rules about participating in a swap.

AFTER PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED UP AND BEEN APPROVED, LIST THE PARTICIPANTS HERE AND WHO IS SENDING TO WHOM:
blue = sent
purple = sending late with communication
orange = contact organizer immediately
feedback left

0. kayrun = organizing but not swapping this time
1. quaggy
2. blupaisan
3. gamemom42
4. sloanlaw very ill, poor thing Sad
5. Megzy818
6. beefishie
7. Bexxer
8. torilimcadle  **welcome newbie swapper**
9. soshespeaks **welcome newbie swapper**
10. heybabyboombah
11. koalascout
12. sweety28303
13. Megnificent
14. angelofmusic
15. baa-me-chick

Partners!   (green = received)
Megzy818-- Bexxer
gamemom42 -- soshespeaks
beefishie -- sweety28303
quaggy -- baa-me-chick
koalascout -- Megnificent
torilimcadle -- angelofmusic
blupaisan sends to heybabyboombah sends to sloanlaw sends to blupaisan
(this last group I will PM details about how to make the letters match up)
70  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Spell My Name Swap, round 3? on: January 28, 2010 06:59:51 PM
Anyone up for another round of the Spell My Name swap?
Here are previous galleries:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=327614.0

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=305009.0
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