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Topic: Fukubukuro 福袋 lucky bag Swap (Sign-ups 11/08/2011-11/18/2011 Mail by 12/12/2011)  (Read 39753 times)
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« on: November 07, 2011 09:42:54 AM »

According to Wikipedia: Fukubukuro (福袋 lucky bag, mystery bag) is a Japanese New Year's Day custom where merchants make grab bags filled with unknown random contents and sell them for a substantial discount…

Start your crafty New Year with this swap! This swap basically is make your own lucky bag (out of whatever you like) and fill it with crafts supplies, candies/snacks and crafted items. Yes, all 3.

I just realised that it wasn't probably clear but the bag does not count as a small crafted item. Please do take note!

Gallery is up: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=396992.0

Details of swap:
- This swap requires a minimum of 2 small crafted items (or 1 medium), then go ahead and fill/stuff it with craft supplies and candies/snacks. 
- If you go by point system, it would be a minimum of 3 point swap (your crafted items are already 2 points so you have to fill the bag with 1 point of supplies and candies).
- Since this a small 3 points swap, you can choose to swap with 2 partners.
- Size of bag: 9 by 7inch with the width of 1inch (approx.)

Swap guidelines/ points:

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

Swap name: Fukubukuro 福袋 lucky bag Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: cold.dinner
Sign-up date range: 11/08/2011-11/15/2011
Date to send item by: 12/12/2011

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 24

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

Additional 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 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
- 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
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

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

Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country in correct shipping format:

Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that you are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval (YES/NO)

Would you like to have 1 or 2 partners?

1.  Do you have any allergies?
2.  Do you have any allergens (pets, smoke) in your house?
3.  What is your favourite crafting medium (knit, crochet, sew, etc)?
4.  Favorite colors?
5.  Least favorite colors?
6.  Please name at least 5 crafted items that you would love to receive:
7.  Please name at least 5 crafted items that you would be comfortable making:
8.  What kinds of craft supplies would you like to receive?
9. What kind of craft supplies do you have too many already?
10.  Are there any patterns/designs that you love?
11.  Are there any patterns/designs that you can't stand?
12.  What are some of your favorite things/styles/themes?
13.  Are there any items you would not wish to receive?
14.  Are there any specific snacks/candies you would love to receive?
15. Any snacks that you do not wish to receive?
16.  If you have any strong dislikes, please let them be known:
17.  Please give a link to your Wists, Pinterest, Etsy Favorites, etc:
18.  If you gave very short answers to the above questions, or if you don't have a Wist, etc, tell a little more about yourself - work, hobbies, family, etc. to give your partner more ideas on what to craft for you.


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

1. cold.dinner
2. southern flower
3. Pixiefirefly
4. Miss Barbara
5. Serenthia
6. Mandymo13
7. xxmyjelloxx
8. Krafty_Karasu
9. sinellia
10. super_crayola
11. gotgrey
12. puzzler
13. amnesia
14. lindyv321
15. kjbaloo
16. ChrissyCrafts
17. badpuppy
18. Anubisheart
19. professionalpineapple
20. ironic
21. silentblair
22. hgddm
23. quaggy
24. Onyxnox

Blue - Sent package
Green - Package arrived to partner.
Strikethrough - Feedback done
Orange - Sending late with communication
Red - problem, please contact your organizer

Partners!! (in no particular order):

lindyv321 <-> gotgrey
Miss Barbara <-> quaggy
amnesia <-> super_crayola
Serenthia <-> puzzler
badpuppy <-> amnesia
Mandymo13 <-> Pixiefirefly
ironic <-> Anubisheart
Onyxnox <-> Krafty_Karasu
cold.dinner <-> sinellia
professionalpineapple <-> southern flower
silentblair <-> Chrissycraft
kjbaloo <-> hgddm
xxmyjelloxx <-> Onyxnox
hgddm <-> Miss Barbara
Chrissycraft <-> Serenthia
super_crayola <-> professionalpineapple
puzzler <-> ironic
Gallery is up: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=396992.0
« Last Edit: January 11, 2012 03:18:43 PM by cold.dinner » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2011 10:15:12 AM »

What a cute idea!

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« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2011 10:33:43 AM »

I sent in my questionairre - but I forgot to add I just want one partner.  Thanks!  This will be a fun/easy Swap!

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« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2011 01:49:00 PM »

I just signed up. This sounds like fun!  Grin

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« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2011 02:40:02 PM »

will think on this a little & most likely fill out the questionnaire later this evening Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2011 02:59:42 PM »

I just sent in my questionnaire, and can't wait for this swap to start!  I told myself no more swaps till after the holidays, but I couldn't resist!  This swap really sounds like fun.  I hope someone wants a crocheted/fabric lined bag!

cold.dinner, I hope it's okay, but when I sent the questionnaire, I just put 'F. bag swap'...there was no way I was going to be able to spell the actual name of this swap off the top of my head!  Roll Eyes

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« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2011 03:03:55 PM »

Oh, DUH!  I've been thinking about this swap since last night, thought I had answered the questionnaire well, and forgot one of the most important things I wanted to list.

A 'craft supply want' of mine, right after yarn, is FABRIC!  And it doesn't have to be the style/themes/colors I listed.  I love random type fabrics, and being introduced to a type that I might not see/buy usually.

Just an FYI to my potential swap partners!  Wink

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« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2011 03:15:52 PM »

I really want to do this swap!  It sounds like so much fun, but it's right in the middle of my xmas crafting!  Cry  I'll have to think on this one.  But it sounds like sooo much fun!! And supplies are always a good thing!  Grin

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« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2011 04:30:27 PM »

How far along are you in your Xmas crafting, Tygermane?  I thought the same thing, but it's all usuable/edible stuff, and I got enough of a start on my holiday crafting that I thought it would be fine to join.  I hope you can!

« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2011 07:11:59 PM »

I'm very, very tempted to sign up for this swap, but I've got a couple of questions...

Firstly, I'd be shipping from China, but would have to ask partners to ship to Holland. I'd have the oppertunity to confirm when I receive, but probably wouldn't be able to post pictures until late January/early February (unless I get my parents to take them for me). Would this be a massive problem for people?

Secondly, most probably I'd need to order supplies from abroad, which means it could be a few weeks until I could actually get crafting, so I'm not sure if I would be done by the send-out date... But then, if my partner knew from the beginning I'd probably be sending late, could we arrange a different send-out date between us with the organiser?

Am just thinking out loud to see what people think, because this sounds like a fun swap to join! Any thoughts on this? Smiley

PARTNERS! If you send me anything after Dec 5th, PM me for my Dutch address, do NOT send anything to China after this date! Thanks!

Current swaps:
November Ongoing ATC swap *sent / December Ongoing ATC swap *crafting / Jar of Stars *sent / OIS *sent / December Birthday swap *designing and planni
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