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Topic: Little House on the Prairie/Pioneer Swap (MAIL by June 15)  (Read 28645 times)
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« on: April 29, 2009 08:51:12 PM »

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yardenxanthe - superhooker
Scotskipper402 - Mamaphunk
Camelama - ohsweetie
SevsOnlyGirl - Pinokeeo
Ysmeine - jloveg
Thenutmeg2000 - beccas_song
Frosty772 - Likeiceiscold

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I'm obsessed with the Little House on the Prairie books, and pioneer-ish stuff. Are you too?

Details of swap:

Swap includes themes:

Little House on the Prairie - LHOTP Crafts
Holly Hobbie
Oregon Trail
Other Pioneer-ish related literature, tv, etc. Just let me know what it is!

This is a very open swap as far as the topic goes! You can craft pioneer-era crafts, crafts that are just themed to go with your partner's interests (yes, you can iron-on Melissa Gilbert's face to a t-shirt), or whatever you think of, inspired by the theme and your partner's questionnaire. Please send something of the quality you would like to receive.

Materials: Because Pioneers had to be resourceful, please do not spend more than $10 on new supplies for this swap, instead, drawing on your stash to make things if possible.

This is a point-based swap. Please send your partner 5 points worth of items.

Small Item = 1 point
Med Item = 2 Points
Large Item = 3 Points

For new swappers there might be a bit of a confusion as to what is a large, medium, and small item, so here's a handy guide:

= By time, 2 or less hours of crafting. By $$$, Retail value of $10 or less. By size, Earrings, stickers, wallets, pouches, bookmarks

Medium = By time, 2 or more hours of crafting. By $$$, Retail value of  $10-$30. By size, one single necklace or bracelet, a scarf

= By time, 3 or more hours of crafting. By $$$, Retail value of  $30 or more. By size, A shawl, a shirt, a skirt, a set of jewelry with four to five items, a purse

This is not totally set in stone, but is a rough estimate of sizes described by time it takes to make package, by physical size and by cost.

The Rules

*Please post at least once a week in the thread so everyone knows that we are all still working steadily towards completion of our projects. I will be keeping track on my spreadsheets - simply post a note in the thread to let us know you are still working and progressing towards completion of your items!

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

*The budget for this swap is $10 or less spent on NEW supplies. You can use as much of your stash up as you want to craft your items.

*Please photograph (or scan) your sent items, or arrange with your partner if you are unable to do so. Providing photos is a very important part of the swapping process! A gallery will be opened when the first swap package is sent.

*Extras: are fine, just check with your partner.

*OPTIONAL: change your avatar to reflect the theme of this swap, just for fun.


Be aware of the comments section on wists (if you check them), someone might add something and you go to make it, but didnt notice in their comments that they would only want that item in a different color.

Swap name: Little House on the Prairie/Pioneer Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: yardenxanthe
Sign-up date range: April 29-May 7, 2009
Date to send item by: June 15, 2009

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 24 unless I get a co-organizer volunteer

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

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
- Participant lives in the United States: YES
   - If yes, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
   - If no, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

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

Name of swap: Little House/Pioneer
Craftster username:
Link to your craftster user profile:
Email address:
Your real name:
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):
Please feel free to add as much info as you can to help your partner out! Please spend a little time filling this out, and don't just be in a rush to send it off.
Are you a fan of the Little House Books?
A fan of the Little House Show?
Like Pioneers in general? If so, what are you most interested in/intrigued by?
A fan of the Oregon Trail computer game?
A fan of Holly Hobbie?
A fan of any other related material you are into that you'd like to share about here?
What are a few of your favorite things about that era?
What are your favorite colors/patterns?
Are there any colors/patterns you dislike?
Is there anything specific you'd love to receive? (clothes, house wares, jewelry, etc):
What kind of crafts can you do?
What kind of crafts would you like to receive?
Are there any materials or crafts that you do NOT want to receive?
As a partner, are you a frequent communicator (daily or many times a week) or strong & silent type (a few times during the duration of the swap)?
Do you have any allergies?
Do you have any allergens at your home (smoking, pets, etc)?
Are you cool with your partner buying materials at the thrift store or reusing/upcycling items s/he already has?
Anything else you want your swap partner to know? (sizes, aversions, etc):
List your wists (if you have) here as well as any other stalkable places youd like your partner to know about here (blogs, social networking such as twitter, facebook, etc):


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. yardenxanthe
2. ScotSkipper402
3. camelama
4. ohsosweetie
5. SevsOnlyGirl
6. ysmeine
7. pinokeeo
8. Thenutmeg2000
9. Frosty772
10. Likeiceiscold
11. Superhooker
12. beccas_song
13. jloveg
14. Mamaphunk
« Last Edit: July 17, 2009 08:20:16 PM by yardenxanthe » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2009 08:52:58 PM »

I'm gonna try to gather some LHOTP/Pioneer/etc. ideas here:

About Feedsack Prints

To wear:
Crocheted Shaker Bonnet
Pinafore Dress
Spocks: Button-up socks
Make Your Own Sunbonnet in Less Than 2 Hours
Sunbonnet That Turns into an Apron

Around the house:
Braided rag rug
Hand-dipped candles
Soap - You can Render Tallow for Soapmaking if you're hardcore

Tin Lanterns
Log Cabin Quilt Block (or any other quilting)
Spinning wool

Cornhusk Doll
Jacob's Ladder

Books to check out:
Prairie Girl's Guide to Life: 49 Projects

Info about Pioneer Crafting :

Pioneer children didn't play with video games or watch TV.  Instead, they read books, and played with board games, rag dolls, and wooden toys. Store-bought toys and games were expensive and hard to come by. If parents did buy toys or books, they were probably serious and religious in nature designed to teach kids how to be good. Since the pioneers couldnt bring many things with them on the Oregon Trail, whatever toys boys and girls might have had back East would get left behind. Only a few precious dolls or books would have made it all the way to the Pacific Northwest or Washington.

Although pioneer children had many chores to do, including cooking, cleaning, and caring for animals, they still managed to have fun. Instead of buying toys, pioneer children used their imaginations to create their own toys and games out of the materials that were available wood, leftover cornhusks, and fabric scraps. The games they played were memorized and handed down from generation to generation. Some pioneer games like hopscotch, jump rope, and hide and seek, are still played today.

Life was very different for pioneer girls and boys. Girls werent allowed to do many of the things that boys did, such as building and woodcarving. Boys werent taught to cook or sew, things that were considered "womens work." Girls werent given the same opportunities as boys. When they grew up, girls were expected to get married and take care of their husbands and children, while boys were supposed to take care of the farm, get a job, and support a family. It was very difficult for women to become trades people, shopkeepers, or artists. Today girls and boys have many more options in what they want to pursue as a career.

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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2009 07:30:32 AM »

I live in Oregon and am a member of the Historical Society.  I also make historic wood toys.  What a great tribute to all of the old arts!

I'll definitely be considering this swap.

50 projects challenge

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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2009 11:00:04 AM »

Sent in my application from the Little Condo on the Potomac

"For what do we exist, but to laugh at our neighbors and be laughed at in our turn?"

My stash of supplies is now Beyond Life Expectancy. I love personal swaps! http://www.wists.com/redmennis
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2009 09:59:15 PM »

Welcome ScotSkipper402!

And, I hope you join, pinokeeo!

« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2009 10:17:05 PM »

I hope you join, pinokeeo!

Me, too. We'll send you a stick of peppermint candy!

Doesn't it amaze you that Laura can remember every single piece of candy she had in her entire childhood? Of course, there were maybe 12 pieces, in all...

"For what do we exist, but to laugh at our neighbors and be laughed at in our turn?"

My stash of supplies is now Beyond Life Expectancy. I love personal swaps! http://www.wists.com/redmennis
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2009 12:21:29 AM »

Yay!  I sent in my info.  Gave in.  Coudn't resist.  Smiley

"Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving!" - Auntie Mame
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2009 12:09:40 PM »

Yay, camelama!!

« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2009 12:56:39 PM »

Woooo!  I've been waiting for this one to start up.  Smiley  I have sooo many ideas!

"Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving!" - Auntie Mame
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2009 11:55:45 AM »

oh i'm so excited

in the words of richard brautigan,
"i'll love you and be your catfish friend!"

oooh, i do personal swaps too!

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