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« on: March 13, 2008 01:19:17 AM »

Swap name: UK & ROI Instant Swap 2
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: PurpleHeather
Sign-up date range: March 13th - March 23rd 2008
Date to send item by: April 1st 2008

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 24

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? YES
If so, which country? United Kingdom & the Republic of Ireland

Age requirement? 13+

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:
This is the signup thread for the 2nd round of the UK instant swap.  We will be crafting a small to medium sized swap package over a 1 week time period.  It is a wishlist style swap with a long questionnaire, designed to help you and your partner make excellent items for each other.  Basically you'd make a wishlist of small - medium crafts you'd like, i.e. a totebag, a necklace,a pair of wristwarmers, a piece of art for your walls, a cushion cover, a wallet, etc, a small-Medium item that could be reasonably made in a weekend's crafting, and I'd pair you up with someone who could make your wishes and you can make theirs, either in a pair or a triangle, i.e.:

Person A knits & crochets and wishes for a totebag, a wallet or some felt stuffies.
Person B makes jewellery and wishes for a pair of wristwarmers, some placemats or a panta.
Person C sews and wishes for jewellery, a spring scarf or a painting.

I pair them up with A sending to B, B sending to C, C sends to A

A makes & sends a pair of wristwarmers to B.
B makes & sends A set of necklace & earrings to C.
C makes & sends a pair of felt stuffies to A.

Swap timeline:
Signups: March 13th to March 23rd, 12noon BST (not the day the clocks change!  Oops :p)
Organiser Partner Matching: March 23rd pm to March 24th (I like giving myself a good day clear to do this, so that I know I'm not rushing it, and hopefully pairing people up well.
Partner info sendout: evening of March 24th or morning of March 25th
Crafting Time: March 25th to March 31st/April 1st
Swap Sendout date: April 1st

Round 1 thread
Round 1 gallery
http://Round 2 discussion thread
Round 2 Gallery!

I will enter 'In Progress' feedback in your profile when you sign up for the swap.   I reserve the right to refuse people who have sent late in previous swaps.  If 1 week has passed since the send out date, and you have not sent or communicated, I will leave you negative feedback - if something comes up which means you are likely to send late please PM me and your partner.  I will also leave comments such as good communicator, sent late/early as appropriate.

Communication requirements:
Please PM your partner to say Hello when you get their questionnaire, and please post in this thread at least once during the crafting period (March 25th - April 1st).  Please PM both your partner and the organiser (PurpleHeather) when you send & receive.  Please keep up with the swap thread if possible - you can click notify (up there ^^) to receive an email whenever someone posts in the thread.

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

*SECTION A - Please answer all Questions in this Section:*

Name of swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name & postal address, formatted for mailing:

Would you be willing to ship to the UK/ROI/both?
Confirm that you are at least 13 years old (yes/no)

Your wishlist of suggestions that you'd like to receive, at least 3 things which can be reasonably made in a weekend, can be outside the areas covered in Section B below
Please add a range of items - more than 3 is OK!:
What crafts can you do & what items can you make?:
Can you take and post pictures of the items you send/receive?
Do you have a Wist/other info page for swappers, if so please post the link:
Do you have a blog/photostream? (If so, feel free to share the link)
Should your partner avoid your blog/photostream before they receive, i.e. are you likely to post spoilers?
Do you have a pet?

Any sorts of fabrics you love/hate?:
Something you just can't do but you would LOVE to learn/get something made like this!:
What is your favourite colour?
What other colours do you like, and are there any colour combinations you like?
What colour families do you like/dislike, i.e. neons/pastels/brights/naturals/B&w?
What patterns do you like, i.e. stripes, polka dots, stars, etc.
Do you have a favourite animal you would like something made with?
Do you have a favourite TV series/film you would like something made about?
Do you have a favourite book/comic/zine you would like something made about?
Do you have any favourite artists?
What bands/musicians/music styles do you like?  (Please note that Craftster swap packages cannot include mix CDs/tapes/etc)
What are your favourite foods?
What are your favuorite scents?
Are there any film/TV/celebrity people you like?
List (at least) 5 themes your partner could use to create items for you (i.e. cupcakes, kittens, 70's horror movies, etc):

Allergies and aversions
Are there any colours you hate?
Would you dislike receiving items made from animal products?
Would you rather not receive items with religious/adult/other references (Please specify if other)?
Is there anything else you would dislike?
Do you have any actual allergies?
A few things you have too many of/would not be able to use:

*SECTION B - Please answer the first question (*ed) under each topic, then the subsequent questions if relevant*

*Would you be happy to receive jewellery?  (If yes, please answer the rest of the questions in this section)
Do you wear earrings?
Do you wear bracelets/cuffs?
What's your wrist size?
Do you wear necklaces?
What is your preferred necklace length?
Do you want gold or silver findings?
Do you wear jewellery for work/social occasions/both?
Do you wear any other body jewellery that you don't mind telling your swap partner about?
Would you like to receive any other accessories, i.e. brooches?

Home Decoration/ornaments:
*Would you like to receive items for your home/room?  (If yes, please answer the rest of the questions in this section)
Would you like to receive pictures/photgraphs/paintings/wallhangings/other wall decorations?
Would you like to receive cushion covers?
Would you like to receive lapquilts/blankets?
Would you like to receive kitchen/dining items, i.e. teatowels/potholders/coasters/placemats?
What room(s) would you like to receive items for?
What are the colour schemes/themes in those rooms?
Would you like to receive trinket boxes, home storage items? - if so, what types?
Would you like to receive ornaments?
Do you collect anything?

*Would you like to receive a journal/correspondance items?  (If yes, please answer the rest of the questions in this section)
Do you keep a journal/art sketch book?
Do you send letters/postcards?
Would you like to receive blank greetings cards?
If so, what occasions, i.e. Thank you/birthday/Religious & cultural holidays (please provide a link to details of the occasion if for a religious/cultural holiday)?
Would you like to receive a journal?
If so, what paper type(s) (plain/lined/mixed paper)?

*Would you like to receive a purse/bag/wallet?  (If yes, please answer the rest of the questions in this section)
Do you have a portable music player, mobile phone, games console, camera, ipod in need of a case?
If so, please give dimensions:
Do you need something to carry your knitting/sewing/other portable crafts with you?
Do you need a new wallet?
If so, tri- or bifold?
Do you need a handbag?
What style & strap length do you like, i.e. clutch, over the arm, over one shoulder, across the body?
Would you like it to have any specific pockets, i.e. mobile phone/keys?
Would you like a tote or shopper bag?
Would you like a bag for any other purpose, i.e. nappies/library books?

*Would you like some clothes made for you?  (If yes, please answer the rest of the questions in this section)
What is your top/shirt size?
What is your skirt size?
What is your trouser size?
What is your chest/waist/hips measurements?
Do you need winter/spring warmers, i.e. hat, wristwarmers, scarf?
What sort of items would you like made for you (i.e. Pyjama shorts, Thai wrap pants, recon tees)?

Bath & Beauty:
*Would you like to receive bath & beauty items?  (If yes, please answer the rest of the questions in this section)
Do you have a bath/shower/both?
What sorts of bath/beauty items would you like to receive?

*Would you like any items made for children/pets?  (If yes, please answer the rest of the questions in this section)
Do you have any pets (type, genders, names)?
Do you have any kids (ages, genders, names if you feel comfortable sharing)?
What kind of items would they like to receive?
Please supply relevant details, i.e. sizes, colours, etc:

*Would you like to receive toys/dolls/playthings?  (If yes, please answer the rest of the questions in this section)
What themes do you like?
Would you dislike receiving mature/adult/rude toys?

Craft Kits:
*Would you like to receive a craft kit?  (If yes, please answer the rest of the questions in this section)
What crafts do you do/want to do?
What crafts do you admire/would you like to learn?
Do you have any equipment for these crafts already?

Are there any other categories not mentioned you'd like to receive from?
Any further info for your partner?
Any questions you'd like to ask your partner?

**End of Questionnaire**


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


1.  Charr *
2.  Kookaloo_Starr
3.  Becs88 *
4.  Edel
5.  Ren
6.  thriftygoddess *
7.  Acarpous
8.  gothicmidnight
9.  Purpleheather
10. Littleclouds *
11. Tazzell
12. Samsara
13. littlebluegirl
14. mummy to flo *
15. lilylola
16. Slappersire

*Welcome 1st time swappers
« Last Edit: March 28, 2008 03:53:25 PM by PurpleHeather » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2008 01:19:49 AM »


I've partnered in straight pairs - you are sending to the person you are sharing a line with, i.e. Edel & Littleclouds are sending to each other:

Send Status Updated: 01/04/08 at 17:46
Edel <> Littleclouds
Samsara <> PurpleHeather
Charrr <> Becs88
Tazzell <> Acarpous
Lilylola <> Ren
Littlebluegirl <> thriftygoddess
Kookaloo_Starr <> Gothicmidnight
mummy to flo <> slappersire

Colour Key:
Black = not sent or recieved
Green = Sent & recieved
Pink = Recieved, not yet sent
Blue = Sent, not yet recieved
Red = Late, needs to communicate
Purple = Finished, Sent & partner recieved, and recieved from partner.  Final feedback left
(Let me know if you're colour blind & I'll help you out!
« Last Edit: April 12, 2008 12:46:51 AM by PurpleHeather » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2008 01:38:21 AM »

ooh goody! Have you got time to read through my novella of a list?! *lol*

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« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2008 04:28:26 AM »

Awesome. Sending in the info now.

« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2008 05:39:40 AM »

Hey guys - you're super Cheesy  Sneaking in a quicky lunchbreak now before the main one in a bit to check my email - I'll get you all approved and entered in the Feedback database in a bit.  Whee!

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« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2008 08:34:54 AM »

Hmmmm, this one is very tempting!! Gunna go through the questionnaire and finish it before all 24 slots are filled!!
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2008 08:55:57 AM »

just sent mine in Cheesy

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« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2008 09:07:13 AM »

I'm getting rather excited, which is funny because I'm never usually like this. This swap is going to be great.

« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2008 11:06:46 AM »

Cool! Sent my info in.  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2008 11:45:05 AM »

Hi all

I'm hoping to join the swap, it will be my first (purple heather is my sister so hopefully she'll point me in the right direction), I figured a UK swap would be a good place to start! Nervous though! I'm going to make a start on the questionnaire and will probably end up with a novel to match war and peace!  Grin

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