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Topic: BENTO SWAP 2 (Signups 5/27 - 6/6 - CLOSED, Sendouts 7/5)  (Read 21907 times)
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Avian Flight
« on: May 27, 2008 02:28:46 PM »

Swap name: Bento Swap 2
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Avian Flight
Sign-up date range: May 27th June 6th
Date to send item by: July 5th, 2008

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): no
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? no
Age requirement? 13 or over and you must be able to go to the post office.

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/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 13 years old: YES/NO

Details of swap:
This swap is for people who love to make and bring bento boxes for lunch, whether its just packing simple sandwiches or making elaborate and kawaii lunches with many components. I am giving you four weeks to craft and purchase items so please keep that in mind, especially if you have to order things online.

I am expecting that people would want both crafted and purchased items so this swap will require you to send 1 medium and 2 small crafted items as well as 1 medium and 2 small purchased items. (If you wish to send more, please discuss with your partner!!)

According to the Swap FAQ, a medium item takes 2 or more hours to make, or costs $10-$30 and a small item takes less than 2 hours to make or costs $10 or less. (I would say a medium crafted item would be like a lunch bag and a medium purchased item would be like a bento box. A small crafted item could be decorated chopsticks/utensils and a small purchased item would be like sauce containers or silicone cup dividers.) Obviously, each project is different. Please use your discretion when deciding what is a medium vs. small project.  These are just suggestions.

If you are crafting something that will hold food, please make sure it is food safe and include info for your partner about its microwavability and dishwasherness.

You must respond to my PMs and keep in touch with your partner. It is required that you tell your partner and me when you send and receive. If you need to send late, communication is key. I will mark you down if you send late without communication. If you do not communicate that you send within a week of the send date, I will assume you flaked, give you a negative and find an angel for your partner. Everyone sending within the U.S. is required to get a Delivery Confirmation (DC). Send me your DC number when you have it. If you are sending internationally, save your receipts as proof that you sent!

Any questions? PM me! And sign up for some bento goodness!!
You can also refer to the previous bento swap for ideas:
and their gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=218357.0

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

Name of swap: Bento Swap 2
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name and mailing address including the country:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 13 years old (yes/no)
Do you currently own a bento box?
If yes, what kind (if you can, please provide a link to a website where it was purchased, or list dimensions or other details about it)?
Would you be willing to purchase a bento box for your partner?
Do you have any allergies/intolerances/things that make you spontaneously combust?
What colors do you love?
What colors do you hate?
What kind of food do you normally pack in your bento (i.e., typical bento foods, sandwiches, soups, etc.)?
What kind of things do you hope to receive from this swap?
What kind of things do you really not want?
Anything else you want your partner to know or introduce yourself to your partner:


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. Avian Flight
2. ruledbyvenus
3. DesignVigilante
4. smittenheart
5. darksidevegan *
6. Lothruin
7. sonjabegonia
8. FlashleyAshley
9. MightyMouse
10. lylmousy
11. Ekioart
12. the_trademarks
13. Jessica.Marie
14. kristen219
15. anastrophe
16. minderkin
17. ahoy_matey *
18. poyupop
19. boolace7
20. frankierevolver
21. Gnome
22. sedrasmom
23. amymisha
24. EowynUlysses

* new swapper, welcome!

List of partners:
Color coding: Sent, Received Only, Sent and Received, Feedback Given, Contact me ASAP.

ruledbyvenus <--> Jessica.Marie
DesignVigilante <--> frankierevolver
smittenheart <--> amymisha
darksidevegan <--> anastrophe 
Lothruin <--> Ekioart
sonjabegonia <--> ahoy_matey (negative feedback) Angel: FlashleyAshley
flashleyashley <--> lylmousy
MightyMouse <--> Gnome
the_trademarks <-->poyupop
kristen219 <--> Avian Flight
Minderkin <--> boolace7
sedrasmom <--> EowynUlysses

Link to GALLERY: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=252121.new#new
« Last Edit: August 14, 2008 07:39:16 PM by Avian Flight » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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Avian Flight
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2008 02:32:05 PM »

Post all your favorite webesites, blogs, tutorials related to bento boxes and I'll make a master list here. You can also post links to good places to buy bento boxes and supplies.

Websites, blogs, info, tuts, etc:
www.lunchinabox.net - info and links on bentos and supplies, recipes, photos
www.justbento.com - for preparing bentos
www.justfood.com - for preparing bentos
www.cookingcute.com - info, links, photos
http://community.livejournal.com/eat_my_bento/ - bento recipes and pics of bentos

To buy:
www.jlist.com (warning: contains adult products) or www.jbox.com (PG 13 version)
http://lunchinabox.net/bento-store-locator/ - newly created by lunchinabox, a bento store locater. It may not be completely updated yet because it relies on people entering in stores but try it out. Lots in NYC. 
http://www.ecrater.com/search.php?keywords=bento&cid=153 - i searched bento.
« Last Edit: June 11, 2008 11:44:45 PM by Avian Flight » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2008 02:34:17 PM »

aiiiie!!! You added it!!! yay!

          I'm going to sign up but, do we get to choose if we get a person who wants a bento box/ already has one? What store (not online) does anyone suggest? --just wondering......lol, I ask A LOT of questions, I know. It's just because I want to make sure I know what I'm doing..... Tongue

Avian Flight
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2008 02:41:59 PM »

aiiiie!!! You added it!!! yay!

          I'm going to sign up but, do we get to choose if we get a person who wants a bento box/ already has one? What store (not online) does anyone suggest? --just wondering......lol, I ask A LOT of questions, I know. It's just because I want to make sure I know what I'm doing..... Tongue

Hi! Glad you found it. I am planning to match up people who don't have bento boxes with people willing to purchase one but I can't guarantee anything. It depends on who signs up. You can put down any specifics in the questionnaire and I will do my best to meet everyone's wants.

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« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2008 02:56:52 PM »

OOoh I'm definitely signing up for this one (I'm moving this weekend though so I don't know my new address yet! Once I do I'll sign up!)

I've seen lots of bento boxes and accessories at Asian food markets, strawberrieshk!

« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2008 03:00:47 PM »

Thanks Frankie! lol, now, I have to go on a hunt!  Cheesy

      thanks Avian Flight, I'll sign ^ as soon as I get feedback!

« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2008 04:00:15 PM »

I really wanna do this, but I am not sure if I should. If I stay on schedule and send out some stuff I am definitely in. I just bought a box and it should arrive on Thursday.

Will do personal swap for pogs, Polly Pockets (the little ones) and Gameboy Advance Games. PM me if interested!
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« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2008 05:54:34 PM »

....I MUST ENTER THIS SWAP! *twitch*

btw, justbento.com and justfood.com are really good if you want to learn how to COOK & PREPARE authentic japanese bentos Grin

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« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2008 07:28:54 PM »

All these links are awesome! Thanks for the great idea to post links & infoAvian!
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« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2008 09:34:49 AM »

I'm in!  I'm really excited!  Since I'm mainly getting into bento for my daughter's upcoming school lunches this fall, I'm going to spend the summer practicing and watching Lunchinabox.  Cheesy

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