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Acadian Driftwood
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« on: June 10, 2010 07:51:04 PM »


We all want to run away with the circus! First, let's perfect those skills so we'll fit right in.

Swap name: Run Away With the Circus
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: thelastkodama
Co-organizer: blupaisan, if over 25
Sign-up date range: 6/10/10 - 6/30/10
Date to send item by:  8/2/10
Limited to a certain number of people? no
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? no
If so, which country?
Age requirement? no

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
- 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
- Is not secretly a potato: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old, or has been swapping before the rule change and has moderator approval: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

Original idea thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=342694.0

Details of swap:
This swap is for those learning any sort of circus skill, be it juggling, clowning, unicycling, tightrope walking, hooping, poi (poiing? does it work like skiing?), Spanish web, etc. If you've been practicing for years, great! If you've only gotten so far as watching other performers and drooling, great! All skill levels are welcome.
For this swap we will be sending six points worth of goods, with a minimum of four points that you crafted yourself. Here is how the point system works:

Large = 3 pts, medium = 2 pts, small = 1 pt. Below are the guidelines for item size.

By Time
Large = 3 or more hours
Medium = 2 or more hours
Small = 2 or less hours

By Size
Large = A shawl, a shirt, a skirt, a set of jewelry with four to five items, a purse
Medium = one single necklace or bracelet, a scarf
Small = Earrings, stickers, wallets, pouches, bookmarks

By Price
Large = $30 or more
Medium = $10-$30 dollars
Small = $10 or less

If you have any questions on this, or on other swap topics, check out the Swap Info Guide

What can you make? Equipment, learning kits, themed household decor and clothing, anything you can make well as long as it fits with the theme and applies to your partner! Check the original thread for inspiration and brainstorm here with your fellows.


If you want to participate, information to send to organizer: (Feel free to be as erudite as need be!)

Name of swap:  Run Away With the Circus
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address:
Are at least 16 years old (yes/no)?
IF NO TO ABOVE QUESTION, have you been swapping before the rule change & have swap mod approval to continue (yes/no)?
Read the Swap Info Guide and rules/guidelines for this swap (yes/no)?
Have access to a camera to post what you received (yes/no)?
Do you have any allergens in your home?
Do you have any allergies? If YES, please list them.
Any favorite or abhorred color schemes?
What skills have you practiced?
In what capacity (shows, clubs, at home)?
What would you like to learn?
What crafts do you do or would you be willing to try?
Is there anything you aren't interested in learning right now?
Name a few things that you would love to receive in this swap:
Do you have a wist or other stalkable site?
Anything else your partner should know about your circusy life and/or aspirations?
Things you want your partner to know but I left off the questionnaire:


thelastkodama ---> Lady Lovecraft ---> Faeriecyn ---> thelastkodama
danirene <---> amymisha
dreadlocklove <---> Missing_Muse
blupaisan <---> dustyfro

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« Last Edit: July 14, 2010 03:06:34 PM by thelastkodama » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Lady Lovecraft
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2010 08:06:27 PM »

Very nervous. At the moment I have no idea in my mind what I could make for this swap.. and it would be my first large swap. I am very very very inclined to sign up though...
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« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2010 08:13:56 PM »

I hope you do Lady! There's a fairly long crafting time for people to figure out what to make and go through the whole process.

Lady Lovecraft
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2010 08:23:58 PM »

I know:) It's just that I'm quite new to the circus scene... as well as the crafting scene.. I'm not quite sure what I could make that actually has something to do with Circus Acts and talents.. All I'm really good at is jewelry and accessory making. I'll do research then get back to you!
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2010 05:05:51 AM »


Thanks for notifying us that sign-ups started.  Not that I would have missed it, I've been checking five times per day all week.

I will submit my questionnaire as soon as there are a few minutes to spare.

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« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2010 05:12:04 AM »

Ooooh...I'm definitely in! I'll get my questionnaire to you as soon as I wake up a bit. Smiley
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2010 06:16:23 AM »

 Lady, it's okay, I feel exactly the same way. I wanna try this for my first swap soo bad but I'm soo nervous I'm not going to be able to do it correctly....

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« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2010 07:17:57 AM »

jewelry is not only for people to wear in my humble opinion.... I would looove some shiny yummies to hang on my unicycle. It would make the scratches on it less noticeable for sure!  i love to think outside the box.  And as soon as I get feedback from the Birds, i am in!

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« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2010 08:26:52 AM »

Awesome everyone! I won't be near my computer all the time this coming week, but I'll make sure to check in at least once a day to update feedback.

Lady Lovecraft
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2010 06:42:40 PM »

Today I was inspired to do a lot of circus themed jewelry but I'm not sure what else...
Aww unicycle trinkets:3 I'd look into that...

Blupaisan I saw on the other circus board you mentioned you had some unicycle related wists.. but I couldn't find any... link please!
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