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« on: November 01, 2012 08:07:42 AM »

Swap name: November 2012 Ongoing Pinterest Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Jexxican
Co-Organiser: ?
Sign-up date range: 1 November 2012 to 30 November 2012
Date to send item by: 2 weeks after claim
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional):NO
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: NO
- 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: NO
- Does not have any negative feedback: NO
- 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

Details of swap:
This is a Pinterest swap, meaning that your fellow Craftsters will claim you for something you have pinned on your Pinterest site.  If you don't have a Pinterest but are interested, go here www.pinterest.com to request one or PM the organizer your email address to request an invite.

If you are late in the October swap, please do not sign up until you send. You will not be accepted.  

Also please note that this swap requires that you communicate with your partner and the organizer.  Please send a PM when you claim, when you send, and when you receive.  People who consistently fail to communicate will be asked to take a break from the Pinterest swap and maybe try again in two months.

Please do not post in the thread until you have been approved by the organizer. This thread is for lists only. Only post once. If you need to change/add something, simply "Modify" your post. The discussion/gallery thread is located here. Post as soon as possible after signing up so we know you have found the thread and that you are getting updates.

FAQ: Please READ

How does this swap work?
You may choose from anyone's Pinterest board once they have posted a link and bio in this thread.  This is not a chain list swap; its more of a free for all swap.  However, when possible it is nice to claim from those who haven't been claimed or who have claimed more than they have been claimed for. You have two weeks from the date you claim to send your item on its way to the lucky recipient.  Remember to PM the organizer and the recipient when you claim, send, and receive. Please include the swap name and month in your subject line! Please make sure to tell me who you are claiming, sending to, or receiving from. You may have up to 2 outstanding (not received) claims. If you are FOC you may have up to 3 outstanding claims.  Everyone MUST make at least one claim.
What should my bio and link look like?
Once you have been approved, you may post in the list thread.  There is no one way to do this but please be sure your bio includes the following:
         - your location and a brief bio (include allergies in red please)
         - your Pinterest link
         - list of boards that are to be used for this swap, or simply say something like "all my boards are game"
         - whether you are okay with supply claims

What do I need to send?
This swap is for either one medium or 2-3 small items for each claim.  A medium item is one that takes 2 or more hours, $10 - $30, some examples are a single necklace or bracelet or a scarf.  A small item is one that takes 2 or less hours, $10 or less, some examples are earrings/wallets/pouches/bookmarks.

How do the organizers ensure that claims are even?
We don't. But we do try.  One way is that we highlight your name when you have claimed more times than you have been claimed.  We ask that people claim from those that haven't been claimed yet or who have claimed more often than they have been claimed, but there is no guarantee that if you send 5 times that you will receive 5 items.  In fact, theoretically it is quite possible to not get claimed at all.  If this is a major concern for you and you know you would miserable if things were not always even, this may not be the swap for you.  However, I will say that for the most part this is not a big problem in this swap so far.  

How closely does the item I send need to resemble the item pinned?
It depends on who you are claiming.  Read the bios carefully.  Read the pins carefully.  Some of us pin items for inspiration and are fine with items that are simply inspired by our pins.  Others would like the item to look as close to the pin as possible.

What happens if I am flaked on?
If you are flaked on, you will only receive an angel for as many packages as you have sent.  If you were claimed for 3 packages and you sent 2 packages and one package was flaked on - you will not receive a swap angel.

What do I do if I'm not being claimed?
If you are not being claimed, it might be time to consider your pins.  Do you have enough variety?  Are there enough small and medium items?  Do you have items pinned that require a variety of crafty mediums (ex: knitting, crocheting, sewing, beading, embroidery, etc...)?  Are your pins realistically craftable?  You should shoot for at least 20-30 pins (this includes only those pins you want to be claimed); maybe more if most of your items are on the large side or primarily in one crafty medium.  We have some talented folks on here... but not everyone can do all crafts.  If you find you aren't being claimed...try adding more pins.

I hear a rumor that there is a giveaway; is this true?
YES!  It is true.  Each month, there is a giveaway.  You get one entry into the random drawing for each claim you make.  At the end of the month, we'll use a random number generator and that lucky person will receive a crafted item or crafty supply.  We cannot tell you what the item might be upfront because we like to cater it to the winner's interests and needs.  Also randomly but not necessarily every month, there might be additional giveaways so make sure to stay up to date on the discussion thread so you don't miss out!


Name of swap: November 2012 Pinterest
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO)
Your Pinterest link:  

Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.
« Last Edit: November 01, 2012 08:12:41 AM by jexxican » THIS ROCKS   Logged

"The perplexity of life arises from there being too many interesting things in it for us to be interested properly in any of them."
- G. K. Chesterton

A clean house is a sign of a wasted life.

It's much more fun, this growing down. -RIP Uncle Shelby-
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2012 08:14:18 AM »

Discussion and Gallery

Swappers Name links to Pinterest
Bold and Blue = give love = claiming more than claimed
(2) Jexxican 1/0/1
(2) giddiup222 2/1/1
(2) bunny1kenobi 2/0/2 + angel
(1) likls 1/0/0
(5) Onyxnox 5/0/5 + 1
(2) elyxandra 2/0/2
(3) thatswhatshesaid 1/0/1
(5) dessadoll 5/0/5
(5) Koreena 4/0/4
(1) Annchen 2/0/2
(4) Noushi 3/0/3
(3) littlebluegirl 3/0/3
(1) alterknitive 2/0/2
(1) zzdia 2/0/2
(1) wittmert 1/0/1
(2) gala_apples 2/0/2
(2) Szuzu1969 2/0/2
(1) Megz1027 1/0/1

(2) sweetyetevil 1/0/1
(1) AuntieKar 3/0/3

Late with communication

Due Nov 15
Giddiup222 --> Likls for a Ribbon Headband Hanger

Due Nov 16
likls --> elyxandra for a needlebook and mini album/journal
onyxnox --> ThatsWhatSheSaid for a dinosaur scarf
dessadoll --> thatswhatshesaid for something
onyxnox --> dessadoll for some Christmas stationary - cards and tags.

Due Nov 17
dessadoll --> onyxnox for some felted projects.

Due Nov 18
giddiup222 --> onyxnox for some ornaments

Due Nov 19
thatswhatshesaid --> Onxynox for back issues of craft magazine.
Koreena --> littlebluegirl for a surprise

Due Nov 20
alterknitive --> giddiup222 for a surprise
wittmert --> ThatsWhatSheSaid for some vegan goodies.
littlebluegirl --> noushi for a seed stitch cowl.
onyxnox --> bunny1kenobi for something inspired by her "craft these clothes" board

Due Nov 21
zzdia --> dessadoll for some Christmas ornaments.

Due Nov 22
noushi --> Alterknitive for two cat heating pads.

Due Nov 23
dessadoll --> jexxican for needlefelted/stiched hoop, and a needle felted Ewok or Yoda.....maybe more
noushi --> giddiup222 fora few owl potholders

Due Nov 24
zzdia --> noushi for a big books bag and maybe a surprise

Due Nov 25
alterknitive --> noushi for a seed stitch hat.
gala_apples --> annchenn for some map envelopes.

Due Nov 26
Annchen --> gala_apples for a knitted bracelet or washcloths
Koreena --> noushi for an eye mask and another little surprise!

Due Nov 27
Megz1027 --> Koreena for some crocheted slippers
littlebluegirl --> gala_apples for a toque.
szuzu1969 --> Megz for something Teesha Moore inspired.

Due Nov 28
onyxnox --> szuzu1969 for something off her jewelry board
gala_apples --> Koreena for button Christmas cards

Due Nov 29
szuzu1969 --> wittmert for something from her mixed media board
littlebluegirl --> sweetyetevil for one or more embroidered necklaces
Koreena --> zzdia for a coffee sleeve
sweetyetevil --> Koreena for some wood coasters with birds on them.

Due Nov 30
AuntieKar --> dessadoll for some christmas wish list hangers
onyxnox --> Koreena for some vintage stamps and something off her Things I want to make... board
dessadoll --> bunny1kenobi for tealight fimo house, i poop magic and Canadian Love Hearts.

Due Dec 3
AuntieKar --> szuzu for some princess bags for her princesses

Due Dec 4
AuntieKar --> onyxox for a surprise supply package!

Due Dec 5
Annchen --> dessadoll for that headband/ear warmer

Due Dec 6
Noushi --> littlebluegirl for supplies

Due Dec 7
elyxandra --> onyxnox for some Christmas things
elyxandra --> littlebluegirl for something rainbow inspired
jexxican --> elyxandra for some salt dough tags and owls
dessadoll --> koreena Koreena for some hoopla
Koreena --> AuntieKar for a ball of yarn ornament & a santa "cut down to Christmas" calendar

Due Dec 10
bunny1kenobi --> jexxican for a cushion cover

Due Dec 14
bunny1kenobi --> dessadoll for an eyemask and a necklace
WINNER: Sweetyetevil!

Angel, Dec 19
bunny1kenobi --> elyxandra
« Last Edit: January 22, 2013 11:37:12 AM by jexxican » THIS ROCKS   Logged

"The perplexity of life arises from there being too many interesting things in it for us to be interested properly in any of them."
- G. K. Chesterton

A clean house is a sign of a wasted life.

It's much more fun, this growing down. -RIP Uncle Shelby-
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2012 08:18:39 AM »

Hey everyone! I'm Jessie. I live in Roswell, NM, USA.

I am a wife to a nerd and a SAHM to a 5 year old boy, 2 year old girl, and a 7 month old baby girl. They all love to get stuff in swaps as much as I do so note how those links go straight to their boards. Need info for sizing or anything just ask! I'm thinking I would really like some stuff for them to use for Christmas presents/stocking stuffers.

No allergies. I do have a cat and a dog, though unless you're making something for them I guess it doesn't matter too much, does it?

Not really any major dislikes. I like to think I'm pretty eclectic.

As for the whole pinterest thing: All of my boards are open to interpretation, though I would really not like anything from the "If I wore jewelry" board because I really don't wear jewelry, though like I said, feel free to be inspired by it. The same with my "art" board, really. I don't have a lot of wall space, though I do have a hoopla/small art wall so feel free to make something for that. I prefer function to form. I would really rather get something that is inspired by something on my boards rather than an exact duplicate. Supplies are cool, but I am kind of trying to destash a little. Except my fiber. For some reason I'm trying to build a stash there, so if you want to send me something from my "Fibery Awesomeness" board you would be my best friend. "Supplies" off of my "Books" board would be super., too.

Colors and tastes: I wear a lot of blue, but like purples. Relaxing they are. I also really dig fall colors, being a redhead and all. I already mentioned I'm pretty eclectic elsewhere. I'm not usually very girly. Russ is all boy and LOVES orange. Alice is a girly tom-boy. JoAnna, we're not so sure yet. She's a very hyper little baby. My husband is straight up nerd. I think that's all there is to us.

"The perplexity of life arises from there being too many interesting things in it for us to be interested properly in any of them."
- G. K. Chesterton

A clean house is a sign of a wasted life.

It's much more fun, this growing down. -RIP Uncle Shelby-
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2012 03:37:20 PM »

hello! i'm lucy, i'm 16 and one quarter, i live in memphis, tennessee, and this is my first pinterest swap! i am a student by day and i work at an art museum on weekends. (yes, it is the best job ever.)

i pretty much like everything you can hit at me. i think you can get a pretty good idea of my aesthetic from my boards, anyway. just like jexxican, i'd probably like a variation of something on my boards instead of the exact thing, and my boards tend to have some not-quite-crafty things on them. i'm totally open to supplies, especially embroidery stuff, fabric, and podging supplies.

like i said, i like a wide variety of colors and color combos. i'm more of a clean-line and silly-pattern kind of girl, or just straight clean colors. if you have any more questions about this stuff, since i kind of suck at explaining, feel free to pm me!


« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2012 09:19:16 PM »

Hi everyone! I had so much fun with the October Swap that I'm back for another round!

My name is Elyse. I'm in my 20s, and I run my own graphic design freelance business. I live with my parents, and have no children.

When I'm not working, I spend most of my time reading, crafting and hiking. I am OBSESSED with anything to do with books/lettering/graphic design history. I'm a junior member of a local calligraphy guild, and I'm always thinking about lettering. I love drawing but don't spend near enough time doing it.

I love watching movies, especially quirky ones and some that are a bit obscure. I'm working on building a board with references to my favourite movies incase that helps. Did I mention I love books too? A lot of my favourite movies, are also my favourite books. My favourite authors are Douglas Coupland and Chuck Palahniuk.

I love all animals, but prefer cats to dogs, and lizards/amphibians to insects (unless it's a dragonfly or butterfly/moth).

I have dark hair and light skin (I guess you would call me a winter) so I wear a lot of jewel tones, blacks and greys and not very much orange/yellow. I seem to be on a purple kick these days, although turquoise and emerald greens are also in heavy rotation. When it comes to jewellery I prefer silver/grey tones for metals. I have pierced ears, and love ear cuffs.

I don't have any allergies, and I love things that smell yummy, although I would prefer not to receive any food items in the mail.

I am open to receiving craft supplies, and to crafted items that are inspired by or an interpretation of something on my boards, although I do have a specific wishlist on there as well

You can find my pinterest at: http://pinterest.com/elyxandra/
I guess all of the boards are fair game for inspiration, although i don't think you'll get much out of the tips board. I just finished an Adventure Time swap, so it would be nice to get something other than A.T. stuff.

If you want to know anything else, just ask!

« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2012 09:20:51 PM »

Hi! I'm Alecia in Fort Worth, Texas. I have 2 children. A boy - 4 and a girl, she turns 1 on November 3rd! I am lucky enough to stay home with them. Some days it drives me insane but most days, I love it   Grin  My husband has an allergy to smoke, so things need to come from a smoke free home please!

All my boards are game! For the most part, I would like the crafted item to look like the one I pinned. If you have a question though ( about color, size or whatever) feel free to ask! I;m not picky and appreciate everything and anything!
If you don't want to go through my MANY pins, here are a few things that stand out to me Smiley ..........
A sign that says “Please remove your shoes” http://pinterest.com/pin/271553052503043465/ or "Bare feet always welcome" http://pinterest.com/pin/271553052502093521/
A “Gizmo” stuffed animal  http://pinterest.com/pin/271553052503043522/
Portable Lego Tote http://pinterest.com/pin/5418462021247554/ or http://pinterest.com/pin/5418462021804232/
Felt Playhouse http://pinterest.com/pin/5418462021215962/
A pretty little dress like this one  http://pinterest.com/pin/271553052501861982/
   Or this one  http://pinterest.com/pin/271553052502758684/
A rug like this one but maybe in an oval or rectangle http://pinterest.com/pin/271553052502401983/
A starfish pillow ( I will stuff it! Save on shipping!) http://pinterest.com/pin/271553052501637252/ or  http://pinterest.com/pin/271553052502030459/ and  http://pinterest.com/pin/271553052502023930/
Suzani fabric  http://pinterest.com/pin/271553052502438704/
A dream catcher  http://pinterest.com/pin/271553052502438720/
Painted wooden spoons http://pinterest.com/pin/271553052502438778/
Swing chair! LOVE http://pinterest.com/pin/271553052503017799/
Soulshine sign http://pinterest.com/pin/271553052502438729/
Owl potholders http://pinterest.com/pin/271553052502523816/
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you in advance for picking me!   
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« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2012 05:05:31 AM »

Hi, I'm Onyxnox - aka Bonnie.  I am from Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  I am in my 30s, living in a being-renovated (for the last 10 years and foreseeable future) house with my CL spouse of 20 years, Jim.  We have no kids, love dogs, and have one currently domineering us, Ginger.  Her brother, the previous lord and master of the house, Toby, passed on this summer.  I am a nurse, and while sometimes I hate the politics of the job and the workplace, I am very proud of the profession and my contributions to it.  I am an eclectic crafter and do a little of everything.  I love to knit, crochet, bead, - but most of all, I love to learn new things and try them out.  This year, it has been working with metal, resin, wood burning, and paper crafting.

I am allergic to cats, and wool - I work with it, but can't wear it because I will break out in a bad case of hives.  I am sensitive to metals - can wear most for short periods of time for earrings and necklaces before they bother me.  But if you make a pendant, maybe forgo the necklace part, because I will gladly string it on one of my own Cheesy 

I love blacks, grays, and jewel/bright tones of blues, purples, greens, reds.  I love autumn colours too, but not to wear, and other than as part of a palette of autumn colours, I pretty much hate pinks, yellows, oranges.  Not fussy on pastels or neon usually.  I am not a big fan of fussy precious florals as an overall pattern, or things that are gruesome gory gross, obscene, or overly religious in nature.  Spiders, clowns, cherubs/angels generally creep me out.

My pinterest is:


I am happy with anything being an interpretation of what I have pinned.  But for boards like paper crafting, tutorials/instructions, or Crafts I Want to Make - those are really inspiration for me for my crafting, so I generally don't want anything made for me as I want to learn or save those for making myself.  Though if someone wants to give me patterns, supplies, tutorial links, or anything else related to that to help me in my crafting, that would be loved too.

Also, there is no point in making anything in the Things I have made board - as those are literally things I have made - unless you would like to make them for yourself  Grin  But maybe if you are looking for supplies to get, those can give you an idea of what kind of things I have been interested in doing.

Thanks for letting me play, and another thanks in advance if you choose me!

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« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2012 11:56:48 AM »

Hi Everyone!

I'm venturing back into the world of swaps! Smiley I absolutely love the pinterest swap because I get to snoop everyone elses boards for awesome ideas. Anyway, hi! My name is Dana. I'm 30 and I live near Boston with my old cat, Mickey, who has chronic kidney disease. I am a social worker, bartender, and aspiring ESL teacher Smiley My favorite things include knitting, wrestling, vegan baking, and reading. I love bright colors. Orange and yellow being my favorites and then I've been super into blues.

All of my boards are up for grabs! If you wanted to knit something, please check with me first as one or two those project I want to do. And please, no supplies or beauty scrubs/products. I have tons of yarn already that I have no idea what to do with  Grin And, with this crummy weather, I haven't wanted to make myself too beautiful lately  Kiss

I will love and cherish anything you send me. I'm 100% sure Smiley And I look forward to making things for you guys as well.

here is my list!

« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2012 04:20:34 PM »

HI all!!  My name is Brieanna and I'm 31.  I am a married mom of 3.  My oldest daughter is 12 (Audessa) and we just adopted a sibling set in February.  Ronan is 7, and Jade is 5....so we are very busy in our house.  I also work full time as an LPN (Licensed practical nurse) on an orthopedics floor. 

We have 4 dogs (3 siberian and one mini dachshund) 1 cat, 1 hamster and 2 fish.   No one smokes.  And I have no allergies.

I love all crafts, though I really love paper crafts.  Journals, inchies etc.  I love felt of all sorts, and polymer clay.  I will never look a gift horse in the mouth, if you make it I am sure it will be beautiful. (Ok, thanks to Onyxnox....no clowns, zombies or spiders Embarrassed)

All of my pinterest boards are up for grabs except the ones that say ____wants.  Those are to help people buying gifts for the kids.  My boards are constantly being added to, almost daily.



I am always up for a personal swap!
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« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2012 05:03:25 PM »

Hi, Im Deanna and I live in sunny AZ!  Im excited to be able to play this month and Im looking forward to stalking everybodys boards!

If you choose to claim me, most of my boards are suitable, and use any you like for inspiration (exact replicas not required).  The ones that probably wont be much help to you are Upholstery Fabric, How Bizarre, The Best Medicine, For Me?, My Craftiness is Showing, Im An Artist Heres my Card, Someday Grandbabies, Gift & Swap creation  Inspiration (this is for things I'd give to others, not things I want myself), and my food boards. 

My kids would also be happy with goodies "Gifts for my kiddos" is where to look for ideas for them.  Im starting the Christmas preparations earlier this year!  If there is a * in front of the notes, it means some kind soul has already made that item.  Because my kids pin their own wishes on there, coming out and saying I got one will give away the Christmas surprise!   (If some kind soul would be willing to make my son or hubby the bearded beanie on this board, they would be sooooooooo thrilled!  My son's 24, so you'd need a man-sized pattern, with sandy brown beard. Hubby has dark brown almost black. Thanks!)

If you need sizes or additional info, please let me know. 

Supply  items gladly received!  I have a board for that, actually 

No allergies, but Im not a big fan of cigarette smoke aroma.  My husband is EXTREMELY allergic to rabbits.  If you have rabbits, please don't claim me unless you have washed your hands thoroughly before crafting, and the clothing you are wearing and the crafting items you are using have either never been anywhere near a rabbit, or have been washed since coming anywhere near a rabbit.  (hope that didn't sound rude... he's REALLY allergic -can't even be within 10 feet of one   )

My link: http://pinterest.com/deannalaw


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