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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / CLOSED-Fake Swapping Craft-along (ongoing) on: January 09, 2011 06:32:08 PM
PLEASE NOTE:  This is an ongoing fun craftalong where you are your own partner...post your fake swaps ,your projects, and comment on your own flakiness or wonderfulness...BUT, this thread is no longer being updated by me, the moderator who took over for superhooker...

Ok, so some of us over in the Craft For ME Craftalong were talking about how we love to swap so much that we don't really end up making things for ourselves, so we decided to form a side craftalong, for fake swapping.

This is a craftalong for swap junkies.

Do you love swapping?  Do you love getting inspired by swap themes?  Do you maybe get more done with a deadline?


Are you trying to save money? (shipping is pricey!), or maybe you love a theme, but you want to make certain items?  

Whatever your reasons, feel free to join up!
In this craftalong we will be "fake-joining" swaps that are current.  Then we will craft along the parameters of the swap, and at the end of the swap period we will give ourselves the things we have made!

For example...
I want to join the Mug Rug swap, but I don't have a lot of money for shipping this month, and I really want a mug rug that goes with the theme of my kitchen, so I'm going to fake swap.

I will post in this thread like this:

My name is superhooker
I am joining the mug rug swap
I will make 1 mug rug for this swap
It is due by Feb 21, 2011

And now I'm signed up!

I (superhooker) am organizing this fake swap, so I'll keep track of all the participants, and send out reminders when people's swaps are almost due.  When you have finished your item(s), please post here gallery style, so we can all congratulate you!!

Just to be clear, you can sign up here to fake-participate in ANY swap...and I'll let you fake-join up to 5 fake-swaps.

Please, only sign up if you are serious about completing the swaps.  I understand that life happens, but I'll take time every day (or 2 or 3) to update everything, so please don't sign up if you're not going to try, you know?

There is a very real possibility that there will be prizes for people who finish their fake-swaps....I'm just sayin....
2  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Another science/math geek swap? on: December 03, 2010 01:28:06 PM
I know we've had science and math geek swaps before, is anyone up for another round?
3  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / spinning for a project spin-along? on: August 29, 2010 03:38:12 PM
Would anybody be interested in having a spin-along, where we spin specifically for a project? 

Basically you just post what project you want to make, and then post pics of your in-progress stuff, and updates and whatnot...everyone doing different things, but cheering everyone on?

I'm spinning for a couple of sweaters right now, and I know sometimes you need a little friendly boost when you're spinning 2,500 yards of a 3-ply yarn...

Anybody with me?
4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / another (old fashioned) random gallery!! on: May 23, 2010 06:34:07 AM
post em when you've got em!
5  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Another (old fashioned) Random Swap!! send by June 4th CLOSED on: April 05, 2010 10:36:27 AM
GALLERY!!!!  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=348308.0

Swap name: Another (old fashioned) Random Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: superhooker
Sign-up date range: april 5- april 15
Date to send item by: June 4th

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

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

Additional Age requirement? over 18, please

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/NO
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES/NO
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES/NO
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES/NO
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES/NO
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES/NO
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES/NO
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES/NO

Details of swap:
This is an old fashioned random swap.  NO POINT SYSTEM HERE!!!
There isn't a theme, simply stalk you partner, read their questionairre and have fun crafting. I am giving a long craft time so everyone has time to craft leisurely.

Does the no limit make you nervous? This swap may not be for you.  
You may knit your partner a sweater that takes FOREVER. If that is the only thing you send swell! you may make your partner 30 tiny gifts. Swell. Do whatever you want, just HAVE FUN!!!

Also, please make sure to fill out the questionaire really well!  Your partner needs info!!

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

Name of swap
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)

Your Talents:
What type of craft(s) do you do?
Which crafts would you like to learn?

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 something to carry your knitting/sewing with you?
do you need a purse?
what crafts do you admire?
do you collect anything?  
Do you have a significant other?
 Do you attend a school?
Do you have an occupation?
Do you have any dietary restraints (vegan, vegetarian, etc)?
Do you collect anything?

What are your top 5 crafted wish list items?
Anything you would rather not receive?

do you wear earrings?
do you wear bracelets/cuffs?
whats your wrist size?
do you wear necklaces *lengths*?
do you want gold or silver findings?


Would you like clothes made for you?
Bust/Waist/Hip measurement?
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?

What is your favorite color(s)?
Favorite animal?
Favorite food?
Symbols: (such as hearts, stars, skulls, suns, moons)
Favorite Books
Favorite Movies
Favorite Bands/Musicians
Favorite Pastimes besides crafting
Favorite Games (board, online, video, etc)
Favorite Scents (perfumes, natural, spices, etc)
Favorite Color Schemes (green-brown, red-white-blue, etc

Allergies and Aversions
Least favorite colors?
Would you dislike receiving items made from animal products?
Is there anything you would rather not receive because of religious reasons?
Is there anything else you would dislike?
Do you have any allergies?

Stalking (please add addresses)

Do you have a blog, myspace, lj, flickr, ravelry account, etc?


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.


1. superhooker
2. sheepBlue
3. SaralaAnne
4. missmuffcake
5. beeker
6. slyfox
7. twonderland
8. sweetyetevil
9. Untouchableface
10. J_Kieviet
11. gamemom42
12. Casey1201
13. opheliapoe
14. Mamaphunk
15. Mrs.lindsayloo
16. thatkid
17. goodmorningstarshine
18. tamalama
19. nostephot
20. christie.mcnabb
21. korok
22. lindsay614
24. thanate
25. tinkrbella2005
26. cigarrettesandvalentines
27. kitten wrangler
28. jennilocker
29. lindyv321
30. noooitaremybirthday
31. piratecoley
32. QueenNinjaMonkey
33. sloth003
34. spicytaco
35. jca1982
36. kwality570
37. witchybelle4u2
38. dharma_rebel
39. pixieval
40. edie22
41. threadoryarn
42. SevsOnlyGirl
43. quaggy
44. little green dragonfly
45. margiej
46. TheSapphireMoon
47. glambastard
48. PinkChick
49. alorralora
50. AttieNichole
51. Meshelltakeone
52. princessacademy
53. deadbathducky
54. kjbaloo
55. Hika-chan
56. amazing_784
57. Perliepie
58. ayanared
59. Ffrogg526
60. Belruel
61. lilmama06
62. redstar13
63. Glojo
64. Hedgewitch
65. SAHMama
66. rlynn
67. Theballandskein
68. pinokeeo
69. raeraethejetplane
70. tapestrymlp
71. kittykill
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Another Random swap? on: March 23, 2010 03:17:54 PM
Would anyone be interested in another old fashioned random swap?

In this swap there will be NO set requirements...you just talk to your partner and decide what you wanna do...totally spoil, or one special nice thing...WHATEVER!! 

Any takers?

I could organize...maybe in April?
7  UNITED STATES / Michigan / knitting group in Farmington Hills! on: March 05, 2010 11:50:12 AM
Hey guys!  I don't know if anyone is interested, but my friend Bridget told me today that she is organizing a spinning/knitting group at the Farmington Hills Library (on 12 mile).  She says it will generally be on the 3rd thursday of the month, at 6pm.  (so, March 18th).

She says it is open to ANYONE, and there is no fee or anything...just to knit or crochet or spin, and hang out and talk and stuff.  And kids are allowed.

Just thought I'd pass along the info, in case anyone is interested!!
8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Handspun and Handcrafts gallery!! on: February 16, 2010 06:12:46 PM
Yay!  Lets see the awesomeness!!
9  UNITED STATES / Indiana / fun stuff to do in the Fort Wayne area? on: February 08, 2010 02:10:21 PM
hey everybody!
I live in Detroit, but my Hubs just got transferred to Fort Wayne, and he'll be living down there for at least a year.  Me and my kiddo (he's 10) will be driving down most weekends to visit him, and we'll be there most of the summer.

Does anyone have any ideas for cool stuff to do in the FW area?  We're not really into sports, but we love music, coffee/tea, outdoorsy stuff and most other things, really.

I'm not used to all the farmland...we need some diversions quick!!
10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Baby stuff swap? on: January 12, 2010 07:36:19 PM
It seems like there is a baby boom going on with all my friends and family, and I'm going to need a whole bunch of baby gifts soon...

Anybody wanna do a swap for baby-type items? 

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