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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / "I've always wanted to learn that!" Swap on: April 17, 2018 09:34:41 AM

I know there are a ton of crafts out there I haven't been able to learn (yet) but for one reason or another, they keep eluding me whether the excuse is time, space or fear of failure etc. I propose we have a swap where:
--We make a list of crafts we've always wanted to learn and our partner sends us a simple DIY kit within two weeks of pairing. 
--Then WE have two-three weeks to craft something with it and send it back to our partner!

It would be a somewhat longer swap, especially if we have overseas crafters, but so rewarding! And it's for the sake of crafting and knowledge, two things that I believe is time well spent on. PLUS...

...NO MORE excuses!!  Cheesy

  Whatcha'all think?
2  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / 'Shipping Swap: Two hearts made one! Gallery on: April 11, 2017 05:02:23 PM

We have a senddeeerrrrrrrrr  Grin BADUMP BADUMP!! My heart is already going pitter pat in anticipation of all the goodies to be had Grin

1. Noxika
2. Thimbles71
3. Oath Keeper
4. Pioneer9
5. Dfabbric
6. Griminspirations
7. Chr1stchan
8. Inselaeffchen
9. WaveLight23478
10. SevsOnlyGirl
11. Acadian Driftwood
12. Isikkahjai


1. Pioneer9 Feedback posted Positive
2. Inselaeffchen--waiting on pics
3. Oath Keeper Feedback posted Positive
4. Griminspirations feedback posted Positive
5. Acadian Driftwood--waiting on Pics
6. Dfabbric Feedback posted Positive
7. SevsOnlyGirl--waiting on pics
8. WaveLight23478--waiting on pics
9. Thimbles71--waiting on pics
10. Isikkahjai--feedback posted Negative
11. Chr1stchan Feedback posted
12. Noxika
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Merry Saint Birthentine's swap? on: March 06, 2017 01:41:44 PM

I probably shouldn't admit this openly but I'm a terrible procrastinator when it comes to gift giving. I have every good intention to start, finish, and give the present on time but somehow it kinda ends up a month late. Or several. (I'm sorry Dfabbric! and Silver Moon!) So I propose we have a swap to make amends for a person, or persons, that we may have forgotten last year. It can be a belated gift OR a gift for someone for the future so you can put your mind at ease and not worry about it being belated. One less thing on your list!

I would probably open this toward the end of March with send outs in may, after Easter madness. I'm going to propose a 3 point system, which equals: 1 LARGE -OR- 1 MEDIUM AND ONE SMALL -OR- THREE SMALLS Or roughly 4+ hours of work/$30+ $$

4  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / 'Shipping Swap: Two hearts made one! Signup now-March 22; Sendout April 26 on: March 06, 2017 01:22:55 PM

Gallery of Awesome! https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=452126.0

Swap name: Shipping Swap: Two Hearts made One!
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: IsikkahJai
Sign-up date range: March 6- March 22nd
Date to send item by: April 26 (MODIFIED TO THE 29th!)

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

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No

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

This swap is all about LOVE! Your love of all the adorable couples out there in love on TV or in Books or in Real Life. They can be an established couple like Kate Middleton and Prince William, Buffy and Angel, Aladdin and Jasmine, or Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet. Couples that are already together and you think are perfect just they way they are. OR you can break them up and allow them to take the road not traveled. Harry Potter and Hermione Granger? YES PLEASE! Katara and Zuko from Avatar the Last airbender? LETS DO IT! You can even cross movies or TV shows! Wanna see Lois Lane with Wolverine? Nows the time to do it! Do you want to make Sheldon from Big Bang Theory break out in a sweat and pair him with Katniss? DO IT! OR maybe you're of the Bromance/ non-romantic variety and you just LOOVVEEEE to see these two people together, hanging out, making you laugh, making you cringe... Whatever makes your heart go pitter pat, it's all gravy! Its all up to you Smiley ...and your partner, of course.

This swap will be for 1 Medium and 1 small OR 3 smalls. Extras are absolutely allowed but please discuss with your partners first so that the swap is even.

By Time
-Large = 3 or more hours
-Medium = 2 or more hours
-Small = 2 or less hours

By Size
-Large = A shawl, a shirt, a skirt, a set of jewelry with four to five items, a purse
-Medium = one single necklace or bracelet, a scarf
-Small = Earrings, stickers, wallets, pouches, bookmarks

By Price
-Large = $30 or more
-Medium = $10-$30 dollars
-Small = $10 or less

Name of swap: Shipping Swap: Two Hearts Made One!
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:

Please list at least 5 of your favorite couples, established or part of your wish-fulfillment, and where they are from (for research purposes for your partner)

What kind of items would you like to receive?
What kind of crafty skills do you have?
Any BIG WISH items youd love to see? (No promises...)
Anything you don't want to receive?
What style do you want? ie. Creepy, realistic, whimsical, Chibi etc.

Favorite colors?
Least favorite colors?
Favorite Patterns or designs?
Least favorite pattern or design?
Any fabrics youd prefer not to recieve (ie burlap, linen, wool)

Any allergies?
Any allergens in your home (include smokers)?
Are you able to post pictures in the gallery?
Do you have an Etsy favorites or pinterest?
What is your...? (List only what you would like to receive)
shirt/tee size?
head measurement?
foot measurement? (shoe size & measurement in inches)
preferred bracelet length?
preferred necklace length?
preferred bag/tote/purse size/style? (small, medium, large, shoulder, cross body)

Is there any other information your partner or the organizer should know?

Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / 'Shipping Swap: Two hearts made one! on: January 17, 2017 04:19:14 PM

'Shipping as in relationshipping. (Apparently that's the term for it now.)

 Kiss Kiss Love is in the air!! Kiss Kiss

Do you have a favorite pair you'd like to see together? It can be an existing pair or two individuals who have never been. How about Katniss choosing Gale instead of Peeta? Or Zuko and Katara making steam from Avatar! Or how about Inuyasha and Kikyo together and alive at last? We can do it! Now is the time to vent the most swoon-worthy pairings that warm the cockles of your heart! <3

For this swap I propose 1 medium or 2 smalls, sweet and easy, with one of our partner's chosen pairings. Research may be required Wink Anything/anyone goes!!

Basic time line is "after Valentine's day"  Cheesy I have a free schedule so if there's a good time for y'all to swap, just respond with it and we'll figure it all out. Probably the standard two week sign up and 1 month crafting. No rush for this. YA CAN'T RUSH ART---OR LOVE!!!!
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / My little Pony Swap on: January 09, 2017 06:46:37 AM

It's probably too late to do a "Hearts and Hooves" style swap (unless we agree to have the S.O. be after Valentines day). So how about a MLP general swap? New episodes got updated on Netflix for season 6 and I'm excited to dive in again!

I was thinking maybe a large and two smalls ---OR--- a medium and two smalls with a typical sign up and craft time. Just need to decide a date  Grin And possibly an organizer cuz I'm rubbish at it but will do it if no one else steps up.
7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Themed Advent Calendar Swap on: August 15, 2016 10:38:06 AM

I have ALWAYS missed this swap for one reason or another. ALWAYS! And I am always secretly impressed when crafters can manage holidays AND this ginormous swap. Like, whhhhyyyy would you do that to yourself?! Cheesy You are the bravest and most organized people I know! But I don't celebrate the holidays for personal reasons and I feel left out of the CHRISTMAS STOCKING SWAP and the ADVENT CALENDAR when they come up. Can't we just have these swaps be Seasonal or Themed instead of "Holiday"?

Same rules would apply. You'd sign up, get one partner, have two months (or more) to craft for one month of gift-opening goodies (including the calendar itself). Package can be sent in numerous smaller ones or in a large package once.

BUT! The gorgeous thing about it is, the theme can be customized to anything!  It can entail themes like Seasons, Favorite things, Books, Anime/Manga/Studio Ghibli, Movies, or Geekery. OR it can even be an "INSPIRATION swap" where there are card prompts instead of crafted 3-D things where each day the recipient would open a card and craft/write/meditate on the prompt. We can make it as big or as small as we like.

I just want to be part of one  Cheesy But I can't organize. Here's a link to the one MareMare hosted back in 2011:
8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Scavenger Hunt Swap on: June 04, 2016 10:36:04 AM

I remember we had a few of these years back, where there was a list of fifteen or so "themes" and we have to craft within those themes a certain amount of points. Like, the one I participated in was a Twilight Scavenger Hunt swap and there were themes like "something Sparkly", "Hot and cold", "something with a B", "something to warm you up" and "something you could bite into". You got to choose 5 or so and craft based on your partner's questionnaire.

There was another one that was centered around YOUR hometown as well. Like "Your favorite place", "Local attractions", "A place that scares you" and "something from your childhood".

If we could come up with a good theme for this, would anyone be interested? Probably one medium and a few smalls and possibly July as a time frame? Keep it light and fun. Although I do miss those heavy crafting swaps sometimes  Roll Eyes I know, I'm insane in the membrane  Cheesy

List of ideas:
Specific Movie/book/TV series, Music, Nature, Seasons, Favorite Things, Cultural, Foreign Languages, Historical, Fantasy, favorite crafts,
9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / The Romance of England Past Swap on: February 24, 2016 12:47:42 PM

I recently got caught up in the Downton Abbey series and fell in love with Edwardian England all over again. The dresses, the castles, the manners and sights and food...it's all so yummy!! I think everyone should have a little bit of Regency/Victorian/Edwardian in their home. Think "Pride and Prejudice" splendor, "Downton Abbey" elegance, "A Little Princess" frills!

What about swapping one grandiose large/medium item (2-3+ hours work) and two more understated smalls (1 hour or so) to celebrate the Romance of England Past? I won't be able to host the swap but I would join if someone likes the idea enough to pick it up  Grin C'mon, who doesn't like a little bit of Jane Austen?  Wink

10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / David Bowie Tribute swap? on: January 11, 2016 08:19:40 AM
It was announced on January 10th that the legendary singer, David Bowie, has ended is battle with cancer and passed on  Sad Cry Wouldn't it be wonderful if we held a tribute swap for him to remember the man as he was? He did so many things! Labyrinth was my personal favorite and there could be a swap just about that but David was much more than just a movie.

  I can't organize but I'm putting the idea out there in case someone would like to pick this up and run with it  Smiley
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