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« on: December 20, 2006 06:08:44 PM »

Swap name: Ongoing Pick Your Partner Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: catpants
Sign-up date range: ongoing
Date to send item by: two weeks after PMing me with partner choice

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): limited to 25 unless someone else volunteers to co-organize

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

All ages allowed? Or 18+?  All ages as long as your parents are okay with it!

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

Details of swap:

This swap is intended to allow people to pick their partners but receive the benefits of an organized swap instead of risking a personal swap with someone they may not know.  This swap is different than the Invite Your Partner swap AND the Ongoing Wish Swap, so please read carefully!!

To be approved for this swap, you first need to fill out the swap questionnaire and PM it to me (catpants).  I will list approved participants in this post and add this swap to your feedback.

Name of swap:
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address:
FOC/Swap angel?

Then, you must post your "personal ad" in this thread, using the following format.  DO NOT POST ANYTHING ELSE IN THIS THREAD.

I CAN/CANNOT send outside of my country
I am looking for:
I can send:
Do you have pets? YES/NO
Does someone in your household smoke? YES/NO

Example of a completed "personal ad":

Location: USA
I CAN send outside of my country
I am looking for: homemade soaps, knit scarf, or anything from my wists
I can send: crocheted items, stenciled shirt, jewelry
Allergies/aversions: No animal products, no smoke.
Do you have pets? YES
Does someone in your household smoke? NO

After you have been approved and posted your "personal ad," look through the thread to find someone you would like to swap with and send them a PM asking if they'd like to swap with you.  Once you both have agreed to swap, you BOTH need to PM me with your choice ("I have chosen to do a personal swap with ______").  Once I receive your PM, you will both have TWO WEEKS to get your swap packages out the door!  These swaps can be for as many or as few items as you wish; just make sure to communicate with your partner!

If you are a Friend of Craftster or have been a Swap Angel, you may have two partners at any given time.  If not, you are limited to one partner at a time.  *YOUR PARTNER MUST RECEIVE BEFORE YOU CAN PICK ANOTHER PARTNER!*


I will ask your partner for input on what will go in your feedback.  You must communicate with both your partner and the organizer regarding sending and receiving.  Upon receiving, you must post pictures in the gallery unless you informed your partner from the get-go that you will not be able to post pictures.  Whether or not you can post pictures, you need to post in the gallery thanking your partner and telling everyone what you received.

In the event that you will be sending late, you must inform both your partner and the organizer.  If you are over a week late, you will receive temporary negative feedback until your package is received.

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

catpants (2)
gavagai (2)
simplyfussfree (2)
atsuko (2)
lulubean (2)
ptarmic wumpus (2)
winter83 (2)
trifarina (2)
katatsumuli (1)
pournami (1) **first time swapper, hooray!!**
scotskipper402 (1)

red = currently swapped out

GALLERY: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=146390.0
« Last Edit: January 24, 2007 08:22:21 AM by catpants » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2006 06:09:19 PM »


1. pawnshoppromises <--> atsuko
(send by january 22nd)

2. lulubean <--> atsuko
(send by january 22nd)

3. trifarina <--> catpants
(send by january 31st)

4. catpants <--> pournami
(send by january 31st)

5. ptarmic wumpus <--> scotskipper402
(send by january 31st)

6. ptarmic wumpus <--> katatsumuli
(send by february 1st)

sent to partner
partner has received
both partners have received
late with communication
late no communication
« Last Edit: February 11, 2007 05:38:16 PM by catpants » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2006 08:37:51 PM »

I'm thinking about joining, it sounds fun Cheesy. I have a question though.

When it says pets YES/NO, is that for allergy purposes?

What if your pets are something non-allergenic or well contained (fish, worms, frog, paramecium, hamster that stays in cage, etc), or you have a craft room that is allergic pet free? Is that NO?

What if you have no pets of your own, but are in contact with animals? (Dog walker, rides horses, pets a neighborhood cat every day, volunteers at an animal shelter, house infested with mice, etc) Is that YES?

I guess it doesn't matter that much since there's a section for allergies/aversions, just that someone might not pick a partner they could have picked out of a false YES/NO and maybe helps people think about where their sweater's been before they craft for an allergic person Smiley.

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« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2006 12:13:03 AM »

Must not join....I'm at my (hubby-imposed) limit lol. But ouhhh the fun to be had! Great idea, catpants!

"just keep crafting, just keep crafting"

Sorry I've been gone so long. Am trying to get back on the boards. Body's thrown me for a few loops these past months and am still learning to adjust. Thanks for your patience.
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« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2006 10:50:11 AM »

Location: USA
I CAN send outside of my country
I am looking for:
- quilt blocks for my craftster quilt
- a set of (washable) placemats
- felted slippers
- handmade/embellished knitting needles
- some sort of book to hold my ATCs
- green tea "meltykiss" chocolates from japan
also see my wists and swap info on my blog (see links below) and feel free to suggest anything you can make!
I can send: jewelry, felted things, ATCs and other paper crafts, knit things
Allergies/aversions: none
Do you have pets? YES - cats & dog
Does someone in your household smoke? YES
« Last Edit: December 27, 2006 05:28:51 PM by catpants » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2006 12:27:21 PM »

I'm in!  Grin

I live in Sweden, and yes, I will send internationally.  Cheesy

Things I wish for:
-Soldering/Microscope slide pendant supplies (never tried before)
-Shrinky dinks for inkjet printer and/or strange colour shrinky dinks (I think there is a black kind)
-Material for printing (water-proof) on fabric (bubble jet set?)
-Crafting/Sewing themed metal charms (like scissors or something, to be used for making jewelry)
-Silver plated chain to make necklaces and other jewelry
-Silver plated copper wire to use for jewelry, about 5 mm diameter.
-Bigger glass beads (the bigger the better)
-Funny looking/funny shaped glass beads
-thread and yarn: polyester thread for sewing machine/soft, fun yarn for my new hobby crocheting
-Bookbinding supplies/kit (never tried before)
-Kit for making animals and other creatures/decoration from beads, things like these: http://www.beadjewelrymaking.com/browse_all.html but maybe not too complex ones to start with, since Im a beginner.
-A kit for some kind of craft I haven't tried yet. Feel free to PM me about that.
- Rulers (don't know if that's the word) for quilting, you know the plastic things for measuring/cutting fabric.
-Glass marbles, especially square ones to put pictures behind or square coloured ones to use for finger rings.
-Simple knitted cardigan (fitted, is that the word?) preferably in black or greyscale colours.
-Messenger bag, preferably with zipper and pockets, so that I don't get pickpocked (is that a word?  Cheesy)
-Knitted things, since I don't knit (yet). See my wists for example of things I like.
-Craft books/magazines with fun new projects (not too traditional stuff) (in English or German (well, Swedish is o.k. as well  Cheesy))

And of course anything from my evergrowing wist. http://www.wists.com/gavagai

Things I offer:
-I specialise in tote bags with appliques or stencilled. Some links:
-I can also make quilted bags: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=136510.msg1368677#msg1368677
- Another bg I made and some magnets and other things: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=119818.msg1198577#msg1198577
-Stencilled t-shirts. This is one I made:
And another one: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=131177.msg1349905#msg1349905
And another one: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=127361.msg1256507#msg1256507
And one with lace applique: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=111881.msg1260105#msg1260105
-Jewelry. Some is shown here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=134833.msg1361977#msg1361977
-All sorts of fabrics. Some are shown in the link above.
-Things from Sweden/Europe like Kinder eggs, salty liquorice, maybe even reindeer horns...
-Will add more things and links to things I made, or ask if there's anything in particular that you want.

I have no pets, noone in my household smokes and I am not allergic to anything.
« Last Edit: January 26, 2007 03:35:41 PM by gavagai » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2006 05:35:42 PM »

Location: United States.

I CANNOT send outside of my country. (Sorry. The holiday season did away with a lot of my extra cash.)

I am looking for:
-Messenger bag.
-Promo stuff for my Etsy shop (buttons, cardsanything really)Thanks atsuko!
-Anything to show my rat mommy pride.
-Something Katamari or Animal Crossing themed.
-Handspun yarn.
-ATC-making starter kit Thanks atsuko!
-soap molds/fragrance oils.
-Reconned t-shirt featuring a(ny) horror movie. Something like this would be AMAZING.
-anything inspired by my Wist.
-Some sort of mixed paper journal to keep track of swapping/Etsy orders.
-A scarf or bag with this symbol knitted into it.
-Id really love a shirt like  this
-Sewing patterns for a beginner. I got a machine about six months ago, and have barely used it. Id really like some simple patterns to get me started, though.
-Anything with this cross-stitched onto it: http://www.theanticraft.com/archive/samhain06/iheartzombies.htm

I can send:
-Crocheted items (hats, scarves, armwarmers, pantas, dishcloths, baby blankets, etc. and if you have a specific item/pattern in mind, let me know and Ill see what I can do).
-Stenciled t-shirts and canvas tote bags.
-Handmade glycerin soap. I have a few scents/molds available, so PM me is interested in this.
-Hemp/beaded jewelry.
-Catnip filled cat toys (crocheted, furry, and cloth).
-Furry monster DS/Ipod/cell phone cozy or hand clutch/coin purse.

Allergies/aversions: I have a peanut allergy. Other than that, Im game for anything.

Do you have pets? YES. Two rats at home, and I often crochet in a home with an inside dog.

Does someone in your household smoke? NO.
« Last Edit: January 14, 2007 08:46:28 PM by pawnshoppromises » THIS ROCKS   Logged

I <3 Personal Swaps and can crochet pretty much anything! PM me!

My Etsy
My Ravelry
My Wist
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« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2006 06:38:46 PM »

ok here goes

Location: Australia
 and it's my birthday this month on Jan 26th which is Australia day so EVERYONE celebrates it. hehehehehe.
thanks for looking

I CAN send outside of my country
I am looking for:
wow what am I looking for....geeez where do  start.
ok in no real order just as I thought of them.
I would love to learn to stamp, eg make my own or have someone make it for me from my image etc.
I love to tye dye cotton so dyes in my fav colours are great.
a tee ,tank or hoodie with a goddess image(think celtic) and the saying " To err is human, to forgive divine in that case I must be a bloody GODDESS"
I desperately need a new wallet, I love the one I have an could send photos I need loads of places for my cards and 2 seperate zip sections for money and a hidey spot.
a crochet or tatted choker(need this one for jan 20th for a wedding) in cotton, celtic design you know the chain work type in cream or royal blue.
anything from my wist or inspired by it and there is loads of stuff there.
faceted beads and heavy gage wire.
charms( no plastic please) in my fav animals, wolf, raven , eagle , owl , dragon, kitty, frog or lizard.

if you think of something you'd like to make me please pm me I am easy to talk to and open to suggestions.

I can send:
ok I sew, I machine embroider ,I bead in small amounts and only simple stuff, I have just started to knit and crochet, once again simple stuff I can't follow patterns to well but most times I can make things up from a picture.
I make homemade bath and body products but due to shipping costs would only be able to send in small amounts, my soaps are the sort made from veg oils and lye not melt n pour.
and I cook hehehehe not that, that helps you guys it would all be yuck before it got there.

I have a ton of fabric that needs a new home I have uploaded photos of it all and have more to load check my sig line for the link
Allergies/aversions:please no wool and no shop bought bath/beauty products
Do you have pets? YES 4 cats 3 dogs birds chooks and fish
Does someone in your household smoke? NO
« Last Edit: December 27, 2006 06:42:37 PM by Tanza » THIS ROCKS   Logged


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« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2006 03:19:23 PM »

Location: Maryland USA

I CAN send outside of my country

I am looking for:

-fabrics that would make cute doll clothes (modern bright colors, retro, or vintage); FQs or yard pieces needed

-armwarmers with parts for each finger and thumb

-crocheted or knitted wrap

I can send:

-checkered fabric

-Hawaiian fabric (blue hibiscus doby cloth and cute Hawaiian prints with bunnies/hibiscus)

closeup of the pink with green birdies.  So kawaii!
-Hawaiian quilt squares

-button/badges 1 inch in diameter

-cards (business cards, birthday, etc)

-origami paper

-shrinky dinks

-cross stitch kits

-electric wire (fun colors:red, blue, green, light brown; used for making jewelry)

-jewelry supplies (silver plated chain, charms, beads, etc.)

-jewelry (bracelets, earrings, necklaces, etc.)

-handspun yarn (1 skein pink/green)

-Drop spindle: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=104887.msg1013701#msg1013701

Heres some jewelry I made:

-Butterfly necklace: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=116346.msg1111253#msg1111253

-Smoking chain necklace: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=130644.msg1331542#msg1331542

-Green goddess necklace: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=116705.msg1115280#msg1115280

-Earrings: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=119300.msg1141396#msg1141396

Allergies/aversions: none

Do you have pets? YES, a bird

Does someone in your household smoke? NO

Thanks!!  There are some other things that I can do too.  I am scrapbooking so I can cut some paper into shapes and can probably make some ATCs too.  Any questions, please ask. 

I am in the process of getting a camera to take some pics.  Stay tuned.  Smiley



« Last Edit: January 15, 2007 08:40:04 PM by atsuko » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2007 05:40:38 PM »

Location: Cary, NC
I CAN send outside of my country

I am looking for:
-cute fabric, Japanese or otherwise
-Japanese craft books
-yarn (mostly sock yarn)
-slide pendant kits
-handmade soap

I can send:
-knit items (hats, scarves, wraps, hand covers of all sorts, toys, socks, etc)
-sewn items (fabric coasters, totes, small purses, toys)
-probably more, give me a little bit to think about it Cheesy
-yarn (Red Heart, Homespun, Fun Fur, bits of Sugar and Cream)
-sock monkeys

Allergies/aversions: animal fur, smoke
Do you have pets? NO
Does someone in your household smoke? NO
« Last Edit: January 08, 2007 07:19:31 AM by lulubean » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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