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« on: February 05, 2010 01:32:56 PM »

Swap name: Crafty Detective Round 6
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: hotty_blond2000
                                            co-organizer: SaralaAnne

Sign-up date range: 2/5/10 - 2/19/10
Date to send item by: 4/16/10

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): nope, hoping for an even number though

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country?

Additional Age requirement? 16

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
- Is at least 18 years old: 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 16 years old: YES/NO
- If yes, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES/NO
- If no, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES/NO

Details of swap:

This is a secret swap!  You will receive your partner's info, and you will stalk them!  You must NOT contact your secret partner!!  That is the extra fun part.  Your partner will not know who you are until they receive your package!!  In turn, you will not know who will be sending to you.

Everyone will make 1 large, 1 medium, and 1 small item for their secret partner. However, spoiling is encouraged.

Everyone MUST have a wist with at least 75 items...and please try to make sure that the majority of these items are craftable (not all furniture or shoes!!)

Please make sure to fill out the questionnaire fully, and include all the information for stalking that you can.  Your partner will not be able to ask you questions, so make sure you give lots of info.

You MUST send your questionnaire to both organizers hotty_blond2000 and SaralaAnne.
When sign ups end, everyone will be split into 2 groups.  You will PM all of your sending and receiving info to your group leader.

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

Name of swap: Crafty Detective Round 6
Craftster username:
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 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO)

Please list your pets here and/or if you live w/ an indoor smoker:

List your top 5 (or 10) wishes: if any specific measurements or color preferences are needed, please supply them!

Any crafts you particularly admire (ie, sewing, knitting...) and would like to receive:
Any crafts you really aren't into:
What are your craft skills?


TV Show:
Cartoon Character:

Do you:
   keep a journal/sketchbook?  Dimensions?
   have pets?  What kind?
   have a mobile phone, MP3 player, etc?  Kind/Size
   need a project bag/tote/purse?  Size?
   collect anything?
   have kids?  want something for them?

Is there something that you would love to learn to do?

     bracelets/cuff?  wrist size?
     necklaces?  length?
     preferred metal types (gold tone, silver, pewter, gunmetal, copper...)?
Would you like clothes made for you?
   bust measurement?
   waist measurement?
   hip measurement?
   foot measurement?
   inseam measurement?
   head measurement?
   arm measurement from wrist to elbow?

Anything else you'd like your partner to know?

Remember send your questionnaire to both organizers!

Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.

** As an added note: if at any time you do need to send a message specifically to your partner- use your organizer 'group leader' as the go-between. If its a question about preferences ask in the thread to everyone- it may help others with their stalking Smiley


The sleuths who will be afoot are:
 1. hotty_blond2000
 2. gamemom42
 3. Casey1201
 4. Pupper
 5. SaralaAnne
 6. crystabrittany
 7. rockmygypsysoul
 8. LiveLongandCraft
 9. PKWJ
10. thanate
11. Mizell
12. pixieval
13. littlebluegirl
14. princesspimp81
15. CraftCrazy13
16. SailorGirlBonk
17. Bexieboo
18. MommyTheMaid
19. Lunanne
20. quaggy
21. Thatkid
22. ageddert
23. Leeska
24. little green dragonfly
25. edie22
26. Shannin
27. RobbinZombie
28. Nostrum
29. tattooedcrafter
30. tonistagg
31. beckashell
32. Tanza
33. EkkaGrrl
34. Babalina58
35. mymymissmai
36. Lucinda879
37. Shelanie
38. fluffypants
39. Savage Pixie
40. MissCrafty29
41. ademareej
42. SAHMama
43. gavagai
44. sugaree
45. ohiodiygirl
46. lindyv321

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« Last Edit: February 21, 2010 08:06:27 PM by hotty_blond2000 - Reason: moved participant list » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2010 01:33:38 PM »

Important Links

previous rounds:
Another Crafty Detective Swap!!

Crafty Detective Round 4 Gallery

crafty detective R3

crafty detective r2

crafty detective r1

Gallery for this round:
« Last Edit: February 23, 2010 05:50:07 PM by hotty_blond2000 » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2010 01:34:13 PM »

Since we have so many newbies to this swap, I figured this would help!

Tips to be a super crafty Detective!

1. Get yourself organized!
 Create a folder on you computer with 3 txt files:
   a. Txt file #1- your partner's questionnaire (you will add to this).
   b. Txt file #2- Master list of things to make
   c. Txt file #3- Note to your partner- useful to share links with your partner later.
 Book mark your partner's profile! Would be a good idea to make a bookmarks folder so that you can bookmark tutorials and more to help you!

2. With Txt file #1 open, Click on your partner's profile copy any info there that can help you.

3. With Txt file #1 open, click on "messages by this member". And read all thier posts copying comments they said that are helfpul and the urls of the topics to things you could make that they liked. Its also a good idea to save urls to tutorials that can help you with things to make!

4. With Txt file #1 open, Go through your partner's wists and save urls to things you'd be able to make. Be sure to read all their comments in the descriptions as they are very helpful!

5. With Txt file #1 open, go through any other links your partner may have provided- Etsy favorites, blog, etc.

6. With Txt file #1 and Txt file #2 open, narrow down & list things that you could make!

7. Check back often as your partner will continue posting and wisting!

8. Ask questions! Even with all this detective work sometimes you still need a direct answer. So post your question in the thread so that everyone has a chance to answer. It will help with this swap, other people in this swap, and in future swaps.

9. Don't forget to help your stalker! Wist new items, post to topics on craftster of things that you'd like, and answer the questions. The more info about you there is the better your package will be!

You don't have to follow these exactly, this is just my way, but it's very effective!


Questions asked during this swap:

Do you want to be spoiled? Do you

plan to spoil or just do the minimum? (hotty_blond2000)

Would you like a crafted item for someone else in your household (ie. dad, husband/boyfriend/children/pets)? Who and what would they like, and what are their tastes/preferences? (CraftCrazy13)

Do you have an allergies (inside, outside, to certain metals, etc) and what are they? (hotty_blond2000)

am i the only person around who would LOVE some music related crafts?!

would anyone else like paintings? (ageddert)

for those who play WOW, what kind of character do you play, for the horde or whatnot? {altered} (pixieval)

do you like scarves?? (lindyv321)

how do you feel about blue jeans, and bright colors? (SaralaAnne)

In terms of your weather situation where you live, can you have clothing items made of yarn rather than regular fabric?? (princesspimp81)

what are your hobbies outside of crafting? (Casey1201)

if you were to receive a bag from your partner that wasn't sewn, as in, it was a knitted or crocheted tote/purse.. would you be happy with
it? (thatkid)

Favorite snacks specific brands/flavors? {altered the question} (CraftCrazy13)

how do you feel about bottle cap (like from glass bottles) jewelery? (SaralaAnne)

do you like sushi-related crafts? (CraftCrazy13)

If you have a crochet item on your wist would you be happy with a fabric/sewn replica?

What about fave musicals? (Nostrum)

Are you lucky enough to have a designated craft room/area? What color is it? Theme? (savage pixie)

What do you think of ceramics/pottery/clay things? (gavagai)

Would you like a "kit" or two put together for you?  Not a store bought one, but one assembled to reflect your taste in color, style, etc..

Do you like candles and/or soaps/lotions/body products? (ademareej)

Is there a room you'd specifically like a decor/organizational item for? (hotty_blond2000)

What plants do you grow? (hotty_blond2000)

Do you value your wooden tables enough to use or need any coasters? (CraftCrazy13)

Would love to know color schemes like: (quaggy)



Living room


what is your favorite quote/song lyric?? (thatkid)

Do you,_________, need any kind of stationary, or are you nothing but digital? (CraftCrazy13)

Do you have a sewing machine?

What is the strangest dream you've had recently??? (little green dragonfly)

Would you like something along the lines of a funky patchwork skirt or quilt? Hypothetically speaking... (Casey1201)

What is your favorite color combo to wear? Not just in general but basically what colors do you wear most often or look best on you

would you be interested in  crocheted cake boxes? (princesspimp81)

what is everyone's favorite kind of cake? (princesspimp81)

As an extra, would you mind something that I precrafted... (ageddert)

I know this is premature but when I send the package, should I reveal who I am or do you want to do reverse stalking?? (ageddert)

would you be interested in receiving magnets?  If so in what kind of theme? (SaralaAnne)

How do you feel about book pages being used in the name of crafting? (pixieval)

How do you all feel about re-purposed materials in crafting, and what is your threshold of "gross" or "ugly"? (pixieval)

What is your preferred skirt length in inches? Do you wear them on your hips or natural waist? (hotty_blond2000)

Do you drink tea or coffee? If so, what is your favourite sort? (Nostrum)

What do you think of fused glass pieces? in jewelry or otherwise (gavagai)

what is your favourite genre for books? if you read (Tanza)

WHAT DO YOU NOT LIKE, WANT, NEED...anything just make you want to run screaming into the night? (babalina58)

Do you want anything for your little people in your life?(babalina58)

I know you can crochet already, _________, but would it be alright if I crocheted you something that you asked for? (CraftCrazy13)

Would you like a non crafted extra? (CraftCrazy13)

Do you want or are in need of a wallet or something of the like? (savage pixie)

What kind of jewellery do you like? Chunky? Minimal? Dangly? (Nostrum)

what would you consider your jewelry style/theme? (ie. goth, hippie/bohemian/earthy, Victorian think filigree, steampunk, simple...) {hotty_blond2000}

What kind of shirts do you wear?

do you wear glasses and/or sunglasses?

What do you feel about (real) fur?  (Nostrum)

How do you feel about summer anklets? (babalina58)

dear _________, do you wear hats??? (thatkid)
« Last Edit: March 12, 2010 12:17:14 AM by hotty_blond2000 » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2010 01:45:46 PM »

Ooo! I've been wanting to get back into swaps, and this one sounds perfect. Gonna have to update my wist, though!

« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2010 02:12:55 PM »

I had so much fun with this one last time!  I am waiting for some feedback for an open slot that I wanted to use for the OWS...but I should have more slots coming up too and I LOVE the crafty detective. 

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« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2010 02:48:03 PM »

Oooh sounds like fun!! I love stalking people..that sounds so bad:) Bookmarking now!

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« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2010 03:33:19 PM »

I'm a huge Craftster stalker, I might have to think about this! I am trying to limit my swap number due to financial reasons, but this just looks like so much fun. I'm seriously considering this, and most definitely filling out the application.

« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2010 04:24:15 PM »

This sounds super fun, and sounds like just the thing to get me crafting again! I will definitely be pondering this one. Smiley


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« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2010 06:19:59 AM »

 Smiley  I am so excited! Just finished the "Newbie" swap and am waiting for feeback (partner should get package today)....I want to sign up for the Fairy swap but was looking for another swap to participate in as well (I'm limiting myself to two at a time.)...YES!  This one sounds awesome!

I do have a question though...if the person you are "stalking" does not  have a wist, then how do you stalk them?  If anyone could answer this question, I would be thrilled!  Thanks!

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« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2010 07:25:32 AM »

Smiley  I am so excited! Just finished the "Newbie" swap and am waiting for feeback (partner should get package today)....I want to sign up for the Fairy swap but was looking for another swap to participate in as well (I'm limiting myself to two at a time.)...YES!  This one sounds awesome!

I do have a question though...if the person you are "stalking" does not  have a wist, then how do you stalk them?  If anyone could answer this question, I would be thrilled!  Thanks!

I think one of the requirements is to have at least 75 wists. If the organizer checks and you don't have the minimum she will ask that you add more to make it 75.

I am so wanting to join this one.  I will be working on my questionnaire and hopping on board.

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