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Topic: Make-a-friend Swap Round 3 (Winter Edition) - SIGNUPS CLOSED!!  (Read 28693 times)
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« on: November 21, 2008 01:36:17 PM »

The Important Info:

Swap name:  Make-A-Friend Swap Round 3 (Winter Edition)
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: DesignVigilante
Co-Organizer #1: Craftastrophe
Co-Organizer #2: EOcrafter
Co-Organizer #3: stafishtaylz
Co-Organizer #4: To be determined... (if you would like to be a co-organizer, please make a note when you submit your questionnaire)
Sign-up date range: Friday, Nov. 21 to Friday, Dec. 5th at 11:59pm pacific standard time
Participant Max: 50

MAF Round 1:
January - April 2008
Original Thread

MAF Round 2:
May - September 2008
Original Thread

The Rules:

1. If you have never been in a swap before you may NOT join this swap! This swap requires a lot of time and effort, therefore I do not think it would be a good idea for a swap newbie. Dont worry, odds are I will be doing a Round 5.
2. Like in previous rounds, you will be assigned an Organizer. Once you are assigned to your organizer, you will be in that organizers group. You must check in with that organizer, NOT ME. You must ONLY check in with me if you have a problem with your organizer. Otherwise, all questions, comments, problems, etc. should be directed to the organizer of your group.
3. If you were in Round 1 or 2 and were dropped, only sent the 1st package and were dropped, or flaked You may not join round 3. I have a list, so do not try to sign up if you know you were dropped last time. If you received negative feedback and want to make up for it, PM me and we will discuss it.
4. Once Signups end, you will have one week to be cleanly dropped from the swap. However, in order to be dropped you must have your partners approval and must have a valid reason for wanting to drop.
5. After the one week deadline, you may not be dropped from the swap unless it is for an extreme emergency! I will no longer be giving out positive feedback for only sending 1 or 2 of the 3 packages unless you have AN EMERGENCY! By emergency I mean a death in the family or an illness.
6. If your partner goes missing, doesnt respond to your messages, and/or hasnt sent any messages to you, do not wait til the last minute to let someone know. If your partner has not messaged you in over a week and you have no idea why, let your organizer know IMMEDIATELY! If you wait til package 2 to let them know your partner has sent you one pm in the past two months, we may not take you seriously.
7. PLEASE remember that this is an international swap. If you say that you can ship outside the country, consider it a binding contract. You may or may not get a partner overseas but do not say Yes without thinking it through! Sending from the United States to Australia can cost upwards of 50 USD unless its a tiny envelope. Although even sending a padded envelope may cost you at least $20. Please take that into consideration.
8. If you decide to split each of the three packages into 4 smaller packages to send your partner a package every week, You will need to provide DCNs for each and every package you send along with a photo of what you are sending in order for your organizer to make sure you are sending the required number of items for that package.
9. For this round, I am requiring that you have a third form of communication besides your primary email address and craftster.
Acceptable forms of communication: an instant messaging screen name, a secondary email address, ravelry, myspace, or facebook.
Notes: The questionnaire will have a space where you can tell your partner what is your preferred form of communication.
You must also have a valid e-mail address. The first round of check-ins will be done via e-mail.
10. In this swap, you are allowed to partner yourselves, but you must let me know before sign ups end. If you do not have a partner by the end of signups, your organizer will assign you a partner.
11.If you are 3 or more weeks late sending your final package, you will receive temporary negative feedback. It will be reversed when you send.
12.If you are 6 weeks late sending your final package, you will receive permanent negative feedback. If you are having trouble sending your final package, communicate with your organizer and your partner right away to see if something can be worked out.

The Packages:

Package 1 - Due Friday, Jan. 9th
a Letter introducing yourself and explaining whats in your first package.

Who you are (choice):
A photo album/photo scrapbook containing at least 4 photos (does not have to be of yourself, can be photos taken by you of objects or places)
Two artistic items to express yourself (i.e. an atc, a small painting, a drawing, digital art, collage)

Where you are from:
Local items at least 3 (i.e. local gifts like mugs with your town on it, local confections, local artwork, local crafts, local craft supplies, local soaps, candles, Postcards/Photos of your city/town/state etc.)

What you like:
At least 3 items that represent your favorite of something (I.e your favorite candy bar, your favorite movie, your favorite yarn, etc.)

Total Minimum Items (not including letter): 8

Package 2 - Due Friday, February 6th

One letter explaining your package

Your Partners crafts (choice):
Based on what youve learned from package 1
Make a medium sized set for one of your partners crafts (I.e. if they crochet, make a WIP bag, a crochet hook roll, and a measuring tape cozy)
Add to your partners stash at least 5 items (I.e. if they sew, at least 5 fat quarters of fabric, if they knit at least 5 skeins of yarn)

What you do best:
At least 3 small (or one medium) crafted items. If you do three items, try to make each one a different type. (i.e. crochet, paper craft, sewing)

Total Minimum Items: 6

Package 3 - Friday, Due March 20

One Letter

Create an ATC or Post Secret expressing one thing your partner might not know about you
Include at least 3 more favorite items that were not included in package 1.

Your Hobbies (choice):
Make a starter kit for a not so crafty hobby (i.e. all collections like stamps, cooking, painting, drawing, atcs)
Make a starter kit for a craft your partner does not know or has had little experience with

What youve learned (choice):

From what youve learned about your partner.
One large item (3+ hours crafted)
3 Medium items (1+ hour each crafted)

Total Minimum Items: 3

The Questionnaire:

Name of swap:
Craftster username:
Email address:
Instant Messanger Screen name or Other form of contact (i.e. myspace, ravelry, secondary email, etc):
Preferred form of contact (email, im, craftster, myspace, etc.):
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country:
Please confirm that you are over the age of 13:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country:
Any allergies you would like to note:
Any allergens you would like to note (i.e. if u have cats or if u smoke, etc.):

Age/DOB (if you do not want to disclose your age, just put the month and day of your birth)
Favorite Crafts (crafts you love to do)
Craft Wishlist (crafts you want to learn)
Are you opposed to getting spoiled/getting more than the required items? (this is just a precaution because some people feel obligated to give more if they know their partner is sending extras and I dont want anyone to feel embarrassed or anything like that)
Anything you do not want to receive:
What are some things you'd like to make for yourself but never have enough time to do?

Favorite Books
Favorite Movies
Favorite Bands/Musicians
Favorite Animals
Favorite Passtimes besides crafting
Favorite Games (board, online, video, etc)
Favorite Foods
Favorite Scents (perfumes, natural, spices, etc)
Favorite Colors
Favorite Color Schemes (green-brown, red-white-blue, etc)
Favorite Designs/Patterns (plaid, argyle, stars, etc)

About your life
Do you have a significant other?
Do you have children or grandchildren?
Do you have pets?
Do you attend a school (highschool, college, graduate school, technical school)?
Do you have an occupation?
Do you have any dietary restraints (vegan, vegetarian, etc)?
Do you collect anything?

Would you enjoy receiving food items as your gifts? (cookies, candy, etc..)
If yes, Favorite foods/candies/etc:

Sizes (If you feel uncomfortable divulging this information, you may leave the sizes blank and only share them with your partner)
preferred necklace length:
hips (where you would wear a belt):
head (around, like where you would wear a headband):
Do you wear hair accessories?
Do you wear jewelry/other accessories?

anything else you would like your partner to know at this point?

The Official Chatroom:

The official Make-a-friend Swap chatzy chatroom is back up and running!
I am usually online during the afternoon (roughly between 1pm and 5pm pacific standard time).
This chatroom is for all participants of the make-a-friend swap, new and old. Participants of previous rounds are also welcomed to come and chat!
To enter the chatroom, click here http://www.chatzy.com/382143803682
and enter the password: crafter

Any Questions, comments, concerns, feel free to pm me.
Happy Crafting!

« Last Edit: April 13, 2009 11:20:36 AM by DesignVigilante » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2008 01:37:20 PM »

1. DesignVigilante
2. Lady Hope
3. HarleyQuinn
4. Linnybelle *Returning MAF-er!*
5. crazy4bags
7. stafishtaylz
8. mcook72677 *Returning MAF-er!*
9. i_am_138
10. southern flower
11. EOcrafter
12. amnesia
13. lylmousy
14. goodtimegirl

15. edelC
16. amyracinrose
17. Phizzychick
18. Sewsew-a-Gogo
19. jdb822
20. pseudo_pix
21. Dj Dizzy Dayna *Returning MAF-er!*
22. jw *Returning MAF-er!*

23. NiinaMaria
24. dannispring240
25. krystlepistol
26. SnapsandDrangons
27. michowl
28. cclewis05
29. zuliblu
30. Kartiana
31. sweetestangel
32. Taniquel
33. tazzsangel19
34. bekahzzz
35. Saor
36. witchybelle4u2
37. gabsmadblonde
38. bookworm7155
39. cuppiecakes83 *Returning MAF-er!*
40. Cheebz
Strike out = feedback left
Feedback left 40/40

Edel <--> PhizzyChick
amyracinrose <--> Sewsew-a-Gogo
Dj Dizzy Dayna <--> jw
DesignVigilante <--> dannispring240
bookworm7155 <--> goodtimegirl
lylmousy <--> bekahzzz
EOCrafter <--> Southern Flower
cuppiecakes83 <--> tazzsangel19
NiinaMarie <--> Saor
witchybelle4u2 <--> pseudo-pix
lady hope <--> jdb822
Crazy4bags <--> amnesia
taniquel <--> Linnybelle
sweetestangel <--> krystlepistol
zuliblu <--> kartiana
cclewis05 <--> gabsmadblonde
michowl <--> Harleyquinn
snapsanddrangons <--> 1_am_138
mcook7677 <--> craftastrophe
sweetestangel <--> Cheebz

Group DesignVigilanteGroup CraftastropheGroup EOCrafterGroup stafishtaylz
  • jw
  • DJ Dizzy Dayna
  • bookworm7155
  • goodtimegirl
  • lylmousy
  • EOCrafter
  • Southern Flower
  • cuppiecakes83
  • tazzsangel19
  • bekahzzz
  • Sewsew-a-Gogo
  • amyracinrose
  • NiinaMaria
  • pseudo_pix
  • jdb822
  • crazy4bags
  • Lady Hope
  • amnesia
  • witchybelle4u2
  • Saor
  • DesignVigilante
  • dannispring240
  • cclewis05
  • gabsmadblonde
  • michowl
  • SnapsandDrangons
  • i_am_138
  • Craftastrophe
  • mcook72677
  • HarleyQuinn
  • PhizzyChicks
  • Edel
  • sweetestangel
  • kartiana
  • zuliblu
  • Cheebz
  • Linnybelle
  • Taniquel
« Last Edit: May 08, 2009 10:49:58 AM by DesignVigilante » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2008 08:35:38 PM »

Thinking hard about this one. Sounds like a lot of fun.

« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2008 09:46:26 PM »

sent in my questionaire  Grin
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2008 10:55:33 PM »

I would sooooo be in for another round if I weren't going to deliver when the large is due.   Guess my biggest craft project of all time will be taking over this time!  Cheesy

« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2008 01:32:55 AM »

This sounds like a lot of fun! And a lot of time. I will think hard about this one...
Velvet Rose
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2008 02:46:50 AM »

It really doesn't cost that much to send to Australia. I get swap packages from the USA all the time and most of them have cost under $15 to send.

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« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2008 11:22:05 AM »

It really doesn't cost that much to send to Australia. I get swap packages from the USA all the time and most of them have cost under $15 to send.

Thanks for mentioning that! I guess what I'm really saying is I don't know how much it costs to send to australia, and a lot of people don't either. I Just don't want anyone to get excited and make an extra heavy first package, take it to the post and find out it's going to be $100 to ship the thing!
That's not to say you can't ship to Australia on a budget, but some people don't know how much it will cost and wait til they get to the post to find out. I want people to do the research before they agree to the commitment. Grin

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« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2008 01:16:21 PM »

I just sent in my questions!  Hooray!

Looking for postcards from anywhere to use for RSVP cards for my 8/2012 wedding.  Have 80/200.
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2008 05:48:33 PM »

ok I think I'm up for it ... I've got nothings planned after Christmas !!!! Sending in my details !!
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