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on: March 08, 2009 11:33:35 PM 
Started by dragonmama, Message by dragonmama
Relevance: 66.7%

Swap name: Handmade Bird Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: dragonmama
Sign-up date range:  3/9-25
Partners received: 3/26
Pictures sent by: 5/2
Date to send item by: 5/5

Gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=302392

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): No
Non-U.S. participants allowed? Always
All ages allowed? Yes (Parental consent required for those under 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

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 13 years old: YES

Details of Swap:

It's all about birds!
This swap was greatly inspired by Creative Kismet. Thank you!

Like the originator of this idea, I love the idea of collecting handcrafted birds to display around my house. My ideal solution for this is to have all sorts of birds from all sorts of places in all sorts of mediums. This gives each person all the room they need to be CREATIVE! Cheesy

This swap will be a group swap with handmade birds, in any medium (paper, felt, glass, ANYTHING!), traded among friends. Each bird should be roughly the size of the palm of your hand (roughly 4x6) and can be two- or three-dimensional.

The group aspect comes in because we will be split into groups and you will make ONE BIRD for EVERY PERSON in your group. So if you have 5 people in your group, you will make and send 5 birds by the send date.

You may choose to send to ONE group of 5 people or to TWO groups (10 birds total). Please specify in the questionnaire.

This IS an international swap so please bear that in mind when crafting your birds as you probably don't want to make them solid steel or anything. Wink

Before sending, please take a picture of your birds and email it to the organizer ([email protected]) to confirm that you are ready to send. Only when ALL members of YOUR group have done so should you send the birds out.


Please put "HANDMADE BIRDS" in the title of all pms.

ETA: This swap may entail you sending a bird or two internationally. If you cannot send internationally even a few ounces, please do not sign up for this swap. Thank you!

IMPORTANT: Do not send your birds until everyone in your group is "green-lighted". All participants must check in at least once a week, by pm or by posting in this thread.

If your partner is within the US, you MUST get a DC and pm it to the organizer and your partner.

NOTE: Feedback will ONLY be given after you send, receive, and post pictures of what you received. If you do not have a camera, please make arrangements with your partner so they can take pictures before they send.

To participate, and to indicate you've read the rules, pm the questionnaire and put the word RADIO somewhere in the message.

To be approved, the questionnaire must be completely filled out (unless you don't have any wists/websites, of course).


Name of Swap: Handmade Bird Swap
Email address:
Real Name:
Address, including Country:
Would you be willing to angel, if necessary?:
Please confirm that you are over 13:
If under 18, please state your age:
Allergens in your home:
Allergies you have:

Do you understand that this swap may require you to send internationally? (At least it's just a bird!):

Would you like to swap with 5 people, or 10?

Would you like to receive birds tailored to you, or would you like to experience the creativity of your partners and have them send whatever beautiful thing they send you?

Favorite bird/s:
Favorite colors:
Least favorite colors:
Specific motifs or design styles that you like (i.e. modern, Victorian, Japanese, etc.):
Is there anything you would NOT like to receive?

Do you have a wist or website that you would like to show your partner? Please list the links here:

Anything else you would like your partner to know?

What's the password? (See Rules)

If you have any questions, please pm the organizer, and/or consult the following links.
FAQ on Swapping: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=229624.0
Information for swappers: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=6553.0
on: April 18, 2009 12:02:38 PM 
Started by dragonmama, Message by crafty gurll
Relevance: 33.3%
Since the puppy slept:

I was able to finish 2 birds!  Now only 2 more to go.  Cheesy
on: May 02, 2009 02:59:05 PM 
Started by dragonmama, Message by Jen Sews
Relevance: 33.3%
I sent all my birdies today!  I hope they all fly safely to their new homes.  I have some new live birds of my own!  I live out in the country and  I am raising chickens for the first time.  I have 10 hens about 12 days old now.  They are sooooo cute!!!!! 
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