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« on: March 15, 2010 12:09:50 PM »

Swap name: DIY Craft Kit Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: tar3820
Co-Organizer: jaders
Sign-up date range: March 15th, 2010 until March 29th, 2010 12 NOON MST.
Date to send item by: April 19th, 2010
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 30
Restricted to people who all live in the same country?  No
Age requirement: 16, just like Craftster says!

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/NO

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 16 years old: Yes
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES/NO
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES/NO

Details of swap:
In this swap you'll be making a DIY Craft Kit for your partner(s) for the craft of their choosing. The kit will include everything your partner needs to make at least a 2 point item of that craft (2 smalls or 1 medium), instructions/tutorial, and a sample product of that kit. While most kits will most likely be made for beginners, be aware that your partner might not be a beginner at the craft the kit is for. They may just want to branch out or learn a new technique (think a sock knitter wanting to try her hand at toys). The instructions and kit as a whole should be matched to your partner's level in that craft (don't send the sock knitter instructions on how to knit stockinette).

The sample that you make and include in the kit should be a good example of what their final product should be. It should be in the small to medium range. We recommend that you use the making of the sample to test and refine your tutorial/instructions. If you can't make the item yourself with your instructions, your partner probably won't be able to either. You can also use the making of the sample to take LOTS of pictures of the creation process, and include those in the instructions. It's up to you and the craft if the sample will end up being apart of the final product your partner makes (think 1st square of a quilt kit), but overall the sample should just be a reflection of what your partner is to make.

Your kit should also include all of the tools and supplies your partner would need to make the final product (within reason). If it is not practical to send one of the tools (for example, a sewing machine or a large pot), please ensure that your partner has access to this item or is willing to purchase it for themselves. Use the information in your partner's questionnaire to make sure the colors, scents, or patterns of the supplies match their tastes. When in doubt, ask them!

It's up to you and your partner to decide if which kit they receive from their list will be a surprise or not. For some crafts it might be impossible to make a kit without their input, others not so much. The more you put into your questionnaire, the more capable your partner is to make your kit a surprise!

You can sign up to have 2 partners for this swap! If you think you have craft knowledge that will be in high demand, and feel up for the task, sign up for 2 partners. It's up to you and the partners you end up with if you'll be making two kits of the same craft or not. If you choose to have 2 partners, your feedback will reflect if you ship positively to both your partners, but you will only receive 1 swap credit overall. Also be aware that you will receive 2 craft kits! You will need communicate to your partners which kit is being made by whom so you don't end up with two of the same craft (unless you want that). By default it is assumed you want 1 partner, unless you answer otherwise in the questionnaire.

The post below this one has some kit ideas people have already listed (or shouted out) either in their questionnaires or in the various threads.

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer (tar3820) AND co-organizer (jaders):
Send this questionnaire via PM, and please include DIY Craft Kit Swap in the subject for EVERY PM.

Name of swap: DIY Kit Swap
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?
If within the US, you understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap:
If outside the US, you understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap:
Confirm that you are at least 16 years old (yes/no)
Do you have access to a camera and are able to post pictures to the gallery?
If not, please ask your partner to take pictures before sending and post them for you.
Do you have any allergies that would affect this swap (pet, smoke, wool, etc.)?
Do you have any allergens in your house (pet, smoke, etc.)?

Do you want to have 1 or 2 partners?
If shipping to 2 partners, would you prefer or mind making two of the same kits?

Kits you can MAKE, be as specific as you can:
(Example: 1. Crochet - toys/ami)

Kits you would like to RECEIVE, be as specific as you can:
(Example: 1. Quilting quilt - pinwheel blocks)

Are you willing to stretch your skills/knowledge to make a kit outside your typical realm? (a toy crocheter making an afghan kit)

Favorite colors:
Least favorite colors:
Favorite scents:
Least favorite scents:
Favorite patterns:
Least favorite patterns:

Any other favorites/least favorites your partner might need to know that would effect your kit?

Do you have access to the tools required for the kits you want? (ie, power tools, sewing machine, etc)
Is there anything you flat out do NOT want to find in your package?

Anything else your partner should know?


1.   tar3820
2.   jaders
3.   psuedo_pix
4.   zombiecazz
5.   redflags
6.   uluru
7.   DizzerSpinninRound
8.   Lo{ve}
9.   Troublet
10. mizell
11. TastyMagic
12. Sejimara
13. Zombie_Queen
14. icebyrd67
15. twistedbeader
16. Burgz
17. nostephot
18. lydiaharper
20. schnerby
21. KatyMai
22. goodmorningstarshine
23. Just Plain Goose
24. tcmatteson
25. astrangeone
26. shelina
27. wonderwoman1976
28. UntouchableFace
29. kwiltykate
30. hika-chan
31. Elizabethsmom
32. Mlsocci74
« Last Edit: March 25, 2010 12:43:09 PM by tar3820 » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2010 12:11:27 PM »

PAY ATTENTION to the arrow!

Who's sending to who
astrangeone > jaders (stamp carving)
Burgz > tcmatteson (lip balm)
DizzerSpinninRound > twistedbeader (jewelry or crochet starghan?)
DizzerSpinninRound > Elizabethsmom (crochet)
Elizabethsmom > tar3820 (sewing)
goodmorningstarshine > Lo{ve} (stamp carving)
goodmorningstarshine > wonderwoman1976 (felt plashes)
hika-chan > kwiltykate (painting)
icebyrd67 > Burgz (dress sewing)
icebyrd67 > tar3820 (freezer paper stencils)
jaders > zombiecazz (tshirt stenciling)
jaders > schnerby (coptic stitch bookmaking)
Just Plain Goose > nostephot (quilting)
KatyMai > Just Plain Goose (charm bracelets)
kwiltykate > KatyMai (crochet - ami)
Lo{ve} > redflags (beginner crochet)
Lo{ve} > mizell (beginner sewing)
lydiaharper > Troublet (reusable snack bags)
mizell > TastyMagic (soap making)
Mlsocci74 > Troublet (resin)
nostephot > wonderwoman1976 (needle felting)
nostephot > icebyrd67 (needle felting)

pseudo_pix > Zombie_Queen (needle binding)
pseudo_pix > nostephot (large sewing project)
redflags > pseudo_pix (freezer paper stencil)
schnerby > pseudo_pix (felt food)
Sejimara > astrangeone (knitting)
shelina > goodmorningstarship (sock monkey)
shelina > DizzerSpinninRound (resin)
tar3820 > uluru (crochet or knitting)
tar3820 > shelina (clay sculpting)
tar3820 > Mlsocci74 (spinning)
TastyMagic > Lo{ve} (embroidery)
tcmatteson > lydiaharper (ATCs/inchies)
Troublet > DizzerSpinninRound (fascinator)
Troublet > tar3820 (half-apron or preserves)
twistedbeader > UntouchableFace (sock knitting)
uluru > Zombie_Queen (beadweaving)
UntouchableFace > icebyrd67 (embroidery)
wonderwoman1976 > shelina (scarf knitting)
wonderwoman1976 > goodmorningstarship (bookbinding)
Zombie_Queen > jaders (drop spinning)
Zombie_Queen > hika-chan (lip balm)
zombiecazz > Sejimara (sock monkey)

Who's receiving from who (for easy reference)
astrangeone < Sejimara (knitting)
Burga < icebyrd67 (dress sewing)
DizzerSpinninRound < Troublet (fascinator)
DizzerSpinninRound < shelina (resin)
Elizabethsmom < DizzerSpinninRound (crochet)
goodmorningstarship < shelina (sock monkey)
goodmorningstarship < wonderwoman1976 (bookbinding)
hika-chan < Zombie_Queen (lip balm)
icebyrd67 < UntouchableFace (embroidery)
icebyrd67 < nostephot (needle felting)
jaders < astrangone (stamp carving)
jaders < Zombie_Queen (spinning)
Just Plain Goose < KatyMai (charm bracelets)
KatyMai < kwiltykate (crochet -ami)
kwiltykate < hika-chan (painting)
Lo{ve} < goodmorningstarship (stamp carving)
Lo{ve} < TastyMagic (embroider)
lydiaharper < tcmatteson (ATCs/inchies)
mizell < Lo{ve} (beginner sewing or crochet)
Mlsocci < tar3820 (spinning)
nostephot < Just Plain Goose (quilting)
nostephot < psuedo_pix (large sewing project)
pseudo_pix < redflags (freezer paper stencil)
psuedo_pix < schnerby (felt food)
redflags < Lo{ve} (beginner crochet)
schnerby < jaders (coptic stitch bookmaking)
Sejimara < zombiecazz (sock monkey)
shelina < tar3820 (clay sculpting)
shelina < wonderwoman1976 (scarf knitting)
tar3820 < icebyrd67 (freezer paper stenciling)
tar3820 < Elizabethsmom (sewing messenger bag)
tar3820 < Troublet (half-apron or preserves)
TastyMagic < mizell (soap making)
tcmatteson < Burgz (lip balm)
Troublet < lydiaharper (reusable sandwich bags)
Troublet < Mlsocci74 (resin)
twistedbeader < DizzerSpinninRound (jewelry, crochet starghan)
uluru < tar3820 (beginner crochet or knitting)
UntouchableFace < twistedbeader (sock knitting)
wonderwoman1976 < goodmorningstarship (felt food)
wonderwoman1976 < nostephot (needlfelting)
Zombie_Queen < pseudo_pix (needlebinding)
Zombie_Queen < uluru (bead weaving)
zombiecazz < jaders (t-shirt stenciling)
« Last Edit: March 25, 2010 12:47:31 PM by tar3820 » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2010 01:16:49 PM »

I send in my questionnaire^^

The Mitten Project is a year of mittens! Each week a new mitten and you get to choose which ones should be knit. In the end three pairs will be given away to you readers.

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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2010 03:13:47 PM »

ooo! I just had this idea too! I'm sooooo down! Cheesy Sending in questionnaire!

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« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2010 03:15:29 PM »

oh it's so tempting..i really would love to learn something new! pondering........

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« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2010 03:31:00 PM »

Ack! I've been waiting for this swap. But, I'm trying to cut down on my swapping...
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2010 04:16:26 PM »

wohohoo, i'm pumped for this one!
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« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2010 05:13:02 PM »

Ack! I've been waiting for this swap. But, I'm trying to cut down on my swapping...
I am too, but I figured this would help me to destash as well as help someone learn a new craft and learn something new myself Grin
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2010 07:15:38 PM »

Working on the questionnaire now....will pm tomorrow.  I have been waiting for this one too!!!!
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2010 08:02:04 PM »

we have a LOT of people who want to learn to make resin so far.  i'd say more than half of people.  so if you know how, and are willing to share your knowledge, please sign up!
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