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11  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Ongoing Offer What You Have Swap - June 2013 CLOSED on: May 25, 2013 04:02:14 AM
Discussion Thread

Welcome to the Ongoing Offer What You Have Swap!  Don't have time to participate in other swaps?  Here's your answer!  This swap is for swapping supplies or crafts you've already made.

Craftster member who is organizing this swap: A2K
Sign-up date range: June 1st through 30st, 2013
Date to send item by: within 2 weeks of being claimed
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): No.
Non-U.S. participants allowed? Yes! Be aware that by signing up for this swap you are agreeing to ship items internationally if they are claimed by someone outside of your country
Age requirement? 18+

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
- Has completed 2 swaps with positive feedback 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 18 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*: *everything that follows courtesy of gavagai from previous rounds, thanks! Wink
If you a) have crafts lying around that you've made
    or  b) want to de-stash supplies or
    or  c) enjoy making things for other people
...then this swap is for you! It's a lot like the Ongoing Wish Swap, except instead of posting what you want to receive, you'll post what you want to give.  To join you must have at least five things that you have made/would like to make/want to trade.

This is an ongoing swap, feel free to join up at any time this month! To join, first send a Personal Message to organizers A2K and gavagai with the following questionnaire info. Once you are approved, you are free to claim something (i.e. one item) from the most recent list posted, and then post your own list, someone claims from it and the swap goes on like that, like a chain. Please note that you will need to add things to your list and/or reduce prices (maybe let people pick two things instead of one) if no one claims from your list for a couple of days. We want to keep the swap going!

If something is not clear, feel free to PM either me or gavagai or ask in the discussion thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=423924.0#axzz2UIizXi3F Also, everyone who is planning to participate in the swap, please make sure to post in the discussion thread, if only to say hello!  

If you want to participate, information to send to organizers

Name of swap:Ongoing Offer What You Have Swap - June 2013
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? (you must be to join):  (*Please note that this means you have to be willing to send ANY item from your shop out of the country*)
Confirm that you are at least 18 years old (yes/no):
Your list of at least five items (crafts you can make/have ready-made or details of supplies you wish to offer), detailed description not necessary:
Have you read the swap info (in this post) carefully and commit to follow the rules of the swap?:
Do you agree to add things to your list and/or reduce prices if no one claims for 2 days, and keep doing so until claimed, doing your best to keep the swap going?:
Have you made sure to post in the new 2013 discussion thread for this swap?:


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


This is an ongoing swap: Claim an item from the list of the last person who posted and post your own list in response. It makes a chain. When we get to the end of the month, the very last person to post a list will be the first person to post a list at the beginning of the next month, if Craftsters decide to organize a new round at that time.

Remember your outstanding claim limit for this round:
Friend of Craftster: Three
First-Time Swapper: One
Everyone Else: Two

This is how many pending at a time you may have. As soon as one of your packages is received then you may claim again.

Your list of offerings: if your list stays up for more than 48 hours before someone claims from it, you must add something to it. You can also allow claimers to add more items together to make a claim (i.e. they don't seem to be biting on your earrings, so now they can take two pairs for a single claim instead of just one.) If you are having trouble coming up with stuff to add, consider offering a small item to be custom made for the person who claims from you. This can be conditioned on using stash items if you wish. Remember that it must be something that you can complete in 14 days, unless your partner agrees otherwise.

Once someone claims from you, you have 2 weeks to get the package in the mail.  Please contact the organizers by personal message when you send the package and when you receive a package so everyone gets credit.

ALSO: Please make sure to post to the discussion thread so you stay up on any updates!


Do not sign up unless you are willing to send outside of your country.  This means that you will be willing to send ANYTHING in your list out of the country, if claimed.  Please do not list items as "US only."  If you feel that an item is too heavy to send internationally, please do not list it in your shop.  

Check out the previous rounds if you need help figuring out the scope of what to put on your list. It is typically in the $15 range, from a half a yard to a couple yards of fabric depending on weight and fanciness, crafted accessories, grab bags of yarn, beads, buttons and notions, things of that nature.

Photos and the Gallery: Whenever possible, include pictures of the items you're offering in your posts.

USPS Tracking numbers are mandatory for people in the U.S. sending to other people in the U.S., and everyone else must keep their receipts.

This round of the swap will close around midnight, on the official Craftster clock, June 30th. Feedback will (ideally) be given on July 1st for all participants who have no pending claims. Everyone whose packages haven't been received will get feedback once the package reaches its destination.

1. Make sure to PM A2K and gavagai when you send and receive
2. As soon as you claim something from someone, shoot them a PM with your address
3. Please try to stay on top of adding new things/combining items into one claim if your list stays up more than a couple days. Don't make us have to nag you!
4. Post pics in the gallery if someone makes you something custom or you make something from supplies you receive.
5. This thread is only for lists only. You may post a "bump" after you have added something new/combined your items, but otherwise post all questions/comments/requests/whatever into our Discussion Thread  

View previous round here.
12  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Tea Time mug rug and tea cozy on: May 19, 2013 11:25:22 AM
I made a tea cozy and mug rug for ehinders Grandmother in the OWS.  I had fun making these.  The cup and pot are cut from blue and white toille and foundation paper pieced.  The other fabrics were added in a "this would look good" sort of fashion! 


Thanks for looking!
13  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Ongoing Offer What You Have Swap on: May 08, 2013 03:10:58 AM
I'm interested in another round of ongoing offer what you have.  Anyone with me?  

View past swap here!
14  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Patchwork with mod fabric on: March 11, 2013 03:31:52 AM
I made this bag for LeapFeetFirst in the IYP swap.  It has a finished measurement of 17"X12" and is 4 inches wide at the bottom.  I used zippers and handles recovered from discarded thrift store bags. The leather bottom and trim is cut from a leather coat, also purchased at the thrift store.  The top zip closure has a double zipper pull so it can be opened from either end, a feature I really enjoy on any bag I use.

The handles were a new experience for me as the back and the front don't match.  The front handles are attached with tabs.  The back are sew into the body of the purse along a line of patchwork.  The small zip pocket on the back is sized for a cell phone.  I decided not to include a zip pocket on the interior of the bag and just went with pockets along the sides in a fun text print.  The bag is quilted in black, green and blue threads with random circular motions.

Thanks for looking!
15  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / "Oscar" on: January 20, 2013 10:44:43 AM
I have had this pattern for awhile and finally decided to knit it up for a friend who is expecting her first child.  Oscar was designed by Susan Hicks and the pattern is available on ravelry.

There were a lot of pieces to knit up, but the end result was worth it!


Thanks for looking!
16  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Spidey Sweater - completed at last! on: December 13, 2012 06:16:51 AM
This sweater didn't actually take me that long to knit; it was just frustrating!  I discovered I really do not enjoy intarsia knitting, but the results of my ripping and tearing were worth it!  Take a look!


I made this for my bff's 5 year old for Christmas.  He will be the coolest kid in kindergarten!  

The pattern is a free ravelry download and is well worth the hassle for a true spidey fan.  Thanks for looking!
17  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Another round of Ongoing Offer What You Have Swap? on: October 02, 2012 10:39:59 AM
I've volunteered to organize another round of the Ongoing Offer What You Have Swap if there is interest.  Signups starting October 6, maybe?  Who's in?

 Previous rounds:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332560.0 https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=363350.0
18  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Gigantor bag and wallies! on: June 04, 2012 03:28:57 AM
Stashbusting and gift-giving are two of my favorite things so I spent some time in my new craft room doing both!  The first, this giant bag, was stitched for the life-guard at our local early bird swim. 

I used an upholstery weight fabric, a two way zipper and purse handles salvaged from bags purchased at the thrift store and a shower curtain for the inner lining.  I used a combination of old sheets and fusible interfacing for the lining between the bag exterior and the plastic lining. This is, of course, a bag for swimming gear!   She loved it!

This bag got my sewing jones going, so I decided to stitch up a pattern I've had for a couple of years -- The Wallie.  I am not happy with the inner pockets, so I will try again, being a bit more exact.  I really enjoyed the construction of these, though -- it was an approach I hadn't thought of. 


Thanks for looking!
19  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Another Hamburger mini clutch on: September 15, 2011 06:49:40 PM
I wish I had taken better pictures of this because I modified the pattern a bit after making my first one.  It's a tad larger and I used free motion quilting and thin batting to give the bag some heft.  I also added a magnetic snap to the front flap.  Thanks for looking!

20  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Mini Hambuger Clutch on: September 08, 2011 04:42:12 AM
I received this pattern from Lindyv321 in the OWS and I made this:


I really enjoyed putting this together, though I will make some changes in how I assemble the bag next time around.  The pattern was clearly either a translation or written by a non-native English speaker so I struggled with directions periodically.  This lack of clarity would make this sewing project a bit difficult for beginners, but if you can install a zipper and you are willing to rip things out and rework them, it's possible!  Thanks for looking!
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