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Topic: Ongoing Wish Swap Offtoppic Chatter thread :)  (Read 6722 times)
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jemimah
« Reply #20 on: August 10, 2011 02:04:14 PM »

I vote for crazy long lists with lots of variety! The lists I find easiest to choose from are those that include lots of different crafts. For my own list, I have quite a few particular things I really want, but I also try to include generically useful items, where individual craft style is really flexible - e.g. for me, stationery and notecards, organisational things (project bags, storage-y items). While it's just fantastic when someone makes something I've specifically listed/wisted, I think some of the most fun swap packages I've had are when someone's looked at some things I like for inspiration, and put together a surprise for me in their own unique style.
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« Reply #21 on: August 10, 2011 03:07:01 PM »

I vote for crazy long lists with lots of variety! The lists I find easiest to choose from are those that include lots of different crafts. For my own list, I have quite a few particular things I really want, but I also try to include generically useful items, where individual craft style is really flexible - e.g. for me, stationery and notecards, organisational things (project bags, storage-y items). While it's just fantastic when someone makes something I've specifically listed/wisted, I think some of the most fun swap packages I've had are when someone's looked at some things I like for inspiration, and put together a surprise for me in their own unique style.

I too vote for crazy long lists for the same reasons.  When someone posts the bare minimum, sometimes theres not a thing on it that I can make.  A long list is more likely to make you get claimed quicker due to lots of items to choose from and lots of variety too.
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« Reply #22 on: August 10, 2011 03:22:14 PM »

So do you prefer one long list or a list sorted by crafts?
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« Reply #23 on: August 10, 2011 03:28:18 PM »

see, i had a long unorganized list last round, but i noticed how much more i liked reading lists that were sorted by craft.  that way i could skip whole sections  that were not my skill set.

side note - we need to recruit some ceramics and woodworking craftsters to this swap Wink

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« Reply #24 on: August 10, 2011 03:32:01 PM »

see, i had a long unorganized list last round, but i noticed how much more i liked reading lists that were sorted by craft.  that way i could skip whole sections  that were not my skill set.


So if you had something that could be knit/crochet or sewn, then would you put it in both sections, or a separate section altogether?

Sorry for all the questions. I'm redoing my list before I sign up for 73
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« Reply #25 on: August 10, 2011 03:41:40 PM »

see, i had a long unorganized list last round, but i noticed how much more i liked reading lists that were sorted by craft.  that way i could skip whole sections  that were not my skill set.


So if you had something that could be knit/crochet or sewn, then would you put it in both sections, or a separate section altogether?

Sorry for all the questions. I'm redoing my list before I sign up for 73

good question.  i guess i would put it down twice with the same exact description
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« Reply #26 on: August 10, 2011 04:01:18 PM »

see, i had a long unorganized list last round, but i noticed how much more i liked reading lists that were sorted by craft.  that way i could skip whole sections  that were not my skill set.


So if you had something that could be knit/crochet or sewn, then would you put it in both sections, or a separate section altogether?

Sorry for all the questions. I'm redoing my list before I sign up for 73

Maybe put in a section labeled 'yarn crafts'.
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jemimah
« Reply #27 on: August 10, 2011 04:58:43 PM »

see, i had a long unorganized list last round, but i noticed how much more i liked reading lists that were sorted by craft.  that way i could skip whole sections  that were not my skill set.


So if you had something that could be knit/crochet or sewn, then would you put it in both sections, or a separate section altogether?

Sorry for all the questions. I'm redoing my list before I sign up for 73

I'd also put it in both sections. Or if you have several items like that, have a section for 'could be made in a variety of ways'.
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« Reply #28 on: August 10, 2011 05:02:30 PM »

I had a hard time deciding how to split up my list.  I think I spent a half hour analyzing other people's lists before signing up for this swap.  I finally settled on sorting by themes (household items, accessories, etc) since a list separated by crafts was tripping me up too much.  I tried to have items that could be made with different skill sets, but since this is my first OWS in forever I'm still analyzing. Smiley
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« Reply #29 on: August 12, 2011 07:13:00 AM »

My list is just a mish-mash of crafted things that I want - I should probably reorganize as well.  I also vote for the long, varied list.  If there are things that you REALLY want, highlight them in some way.  I usually look at those first because I would rather make something that someone really wants.

Also finding it annoying that we have to keep a separate thread going just to chat!
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