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Topic: Crafty Detective Rd. 8 (Signups 1/18-2/14; sendouts 3/20)  (Read 117509 times)
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« on: January 19, 2013 01:36:58 PM »

Swap name: Crafty Detective Rd. 8
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: SevsOnlyGirl
Co Organiser: sloth003
Sign-up date range: January 19, 2013 - February 14, 2013
Date to send item by: March 20, 2013 - PLEASE remember that you cannot send more than one week before the sendout date.  Otherwise, it ruins the fun for everyone else!

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): NO

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

Additional Age requirement? 16

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 secret swap!  You will receive your partner's detailed questionnaire and you get to stalk them!  You may ask their friends questions, but you cannot have any communication with them to give away your identity. Smiley  It's loads of fun!  You will send to one person.  You will receive from one person.  However, that will not be the SAME person.  For example:  I might send to blushingbluegrass, but receive from edie22. (thanks for the use of your names, ladies!)

You must have a pinterest/wist of at least 75 items, the majority need to be crafty please. You must fill out the entire questionnaire so that the person sending to you can send you awesome items.

The swap requirement is to make 1 large, 1 medium and 1 small item.  Of course you can send extras!

Communication with the organiser is vital as you will not be communicating with a partner.  It is required to post in the thread at least once a week.  If I notice that you aren't posting, I will contact you to make sure you are still around and crafting, don't take offense, it's a requirement of the swap! Smiley

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

Name of 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?
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old.(YES/NO)

Please list any allergens in your home (smokers/pets, etc.) and allergies that you have:

List your top 5 (or 10) wishes: if any specific measurements or color preferences are needed, please supply them!

Any crafts you particularly admire (ie, sewing, knitting...) and would like to receive:
Any crafts you really aren't into:
What are your craft skills?


TV Show:
Cartoon Character:

Do you:
   keep a journal/sketchbook?  Dimensions?
   have pets?  What kind? anything they would like?
   have a mobile phone, MP3 player, ereader, etc?  Kind/Size
   need a project bag/tote/purse?  Size?
   collect anything?
   have kids?  want something for them?

Is there something that you would love to learn to do?

     bracelets/cuff?  wrist size?
     necklaces?  length?
     preferred metal types (gold tone, silver, pewter, gunmetal, copper...)?
Would you like clothes made for you?
   bust measurement?
   waist measurement?
   hip measurement?
   foot measurement?
   inseam measurement?
   head measurement?
   arm measurement from wrist to elbow?

Anything else you'd like your partner to know?


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

Swappers: * - denotes newbie swapper

1 - SevsOnlyGirl           http://pinterest.com/dawn_vanniman/
2 - p.kok                   http://pinterest.com/pkok/
3 - Miss Barbara          www.wists.com/MissBarbara
4 - J_Kieviet               www.pinterest.com/j_kieviet/
5 - Kansas96 *           http://pinterest.com/kansaslee/pins/
6 - tamalama              http://pinterest.com/tammystopher/
7 - Whistley               http://pinterest.com/whistley/
8 - violetbellerophon    http://pinterest.com/lolita226/
9 - P_E_S_T *            http://pinterest.com/kaydensmumm/
10- lindyv321             http://pinterest.com/lindyv321/
11- edelC                  http://pinterest.com/edelc/
12- sloth003              http://pinterest.com/sloth003/
13- DaphadillyArt *     http://pinterest.com/joebridap/
14- Ryn                    http://pinterest.com/slayersscythe/
15- quaggy               www.pinterest.com/robinmc/
16- Eiseldora             http://pinterest.com/Eiseldora/
17- MaxParadise        http://pinterest.com/dheartst/
18- mandykaye         http://pinterest.com/mandyshep/
19- someonete *       www.wists.com/Someonete
20- ale0059              http://pinterest.com/ale0059/
21- smileyyogini         http://pinterest.com/smileyyogini/
22- Nolansmomster     www.pinterest.com/nolansmomster
23- Toralune             www.pinterest.com/rey32/
24- 1watermonkey     www.wists.com/1watermonkey
25- stellato_escuro    www.pinterest.com/stellatoescuro/
26- deathbeforedishes www.pinterest.com/leilaninaomi/
27- MareMare           www.pinterest.com/soapsbymaremare/
28- kwality570          www.pinterest.com/leannavananna/

As of 2/08/13:  There has been a USPS change!  They are no longer offering DC# confirmation.  BUT they are offering tracking - you must ask for it at the counter and they include it in your postal charge for 90 cents Tracking is what is required now instead of a DC#
« Last Edit: February 14, 2013 04:03:10 PM by SevsOnlyGirl » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2013 01:42:58 PM »

Here's a list of questions that came up the last time.  Once you sign up to join the swap and are approved, please answer them in the thread, they're designed to help your stalker Crafty Detective. Smiley

1. Would you be okay with a set of smaller items in place of one large item?
2. Would it be okay to send a specific(expensive)crafting kit as a large item?
3. What kind of music do you prefer?
4. Are you a planner or a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants gal?
5. Do you have any favorite quotes?
6. If you could be world famous for one thing, what would you like it to be?
7. What are you currently reading?
8. What makes you laugh on TV?
9. What kind of games do you like and is there an image from a game you are particularly fond of?
10. What are your preferred letters and font for monograms?
11. Are you an only child?
12. What is your favorite way to spend an afternoon?
13. Do you enjoy edibile treats as extras? If so; sweet, salty, spicy?
14. Any piercings? Tattoos? Wierd hairstyles?
15. Are you a sports fan? If so, what? Also, what teams, individuals?
16. What would you say your style is?
17. Are you cold all the time, or do you overheat?
18. Is it too late in the season to send outerwear?
19. Are you a past thinker, present thinker, or future thinker and why?
20. If you could travel/live anywhere, where would that be?
21. What did you want to be whe n you grew up? Could you see yourself doing that now?
22. What sorts of films do you enjoy? Any favorite movies? Would you enjoy crafts inspired by them?
23. Would you be disappointed or happy to recieve a package comprised all or mostly of one type of craft?
24. For jewelry, what is your preferred clasp? Lobster claw? Hook? Toggle? Something I didn't name?
25. Which is more revealing/useful for your stalker in terms of getting your style and wants right, your questionnaire or your wist?
26. What are your favorite non-edible things to recieve if your partner chooses to send little non-crafted extras?
27. Do you like practical only items that have a function? Are you ok with a mix of practical and knickknack? Do you just love tons of crafted items to set out and make life pretty?
28. Would you be okay with 2-3 medium items instead of 1 possibly half decent large?
29. I know we put favorite colors down but more specific, if you were to get an item for your _________, what colors would you prefer?
Kitchen:Living room:Craft room:Bedroom
30. What kind of soaps do you like? Do you like citrus, earthy, goat's milk, mosturizing?
31. Would you rather something made for you fit a bit big (but adjustable) or would you rather not have something crafted if there could be issue with sizing?
32. How do you feel about tie dye or batik?
33. Do you drink tea or coffee? Any fav. types/flavours?
34. Scrappy or matchy matchy?
35. How do you feel about getting items from recycled stuff?
36. How do you go about swap research? Do you make lists, bookmark ideas, fill up notebooks, take mental notes, use post-its....or any other ways? How far will you look into your partner? Do you pour over blogs/threads etc?
37. This is very broad, but if you could use 3 labels to describe your general style, what would they be?
38. How do you guys feel about getting a gift with puns of an adult nature just for the fun of it? I don't want to offend anyone, but I found an awesome saying that goes with my partner's likes.
39. I am making your something that requires stuffing. Would you be able to stuff it and stitch it up or would you prefer I did it for you?
40. If you were to receive something in a frame, any preferences about the frame?
41. Do you like beachy things? like shells and stuff?
42. How do you feel about dinosaurs?
43. If I were to make you something that you'd specified you wanted, and did it to the best of my ability - but to do it I had to learn a new craft - so it's not as good as an expert could do it - would you like it - or would you prefer me not to bother?
44.How do you feel about clothes or other things made of patchwork (collection of different color fabrics)?  Is one solid piece of fabric better?
45.When thinking of a reveal, do you want a scavenger hunt type thing?  Or is it cool if I just put little post its all over your parcel?
« Last Edit: January 19, 2013 02:15:50 PM by SevsOnlyGirl » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2013 02:09:09 PM »

Another one I'm signing up for!!!!  Gotta finish up the rest of my swaps first.  The second post with questions, do we answer them in the thread??

I absolutely love love quilts, do you think an afghan is a fair trade for a quilt? I'd love to swap!
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« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2013 02:15:23 PM »

Yes, please answer the second post of questions in the thread.  We found that they help your detective stalk you a little better. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2013 08:32:10 PM »

Yay!  I was so eager for this swap and wasn't sure when it was going to happen that I had to join the Secret Pal OTT swap to wet my whistle!  However, I need to make some progress in other swaps before I commit.

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« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2013 09:38:15 PM »

Agreed Thrifty. I loved the Surprise Swap that Leslie and Susan hosted a while back and this is similar. But I want to be able to focus entirely on this so I'm gonna get my crafty butt in gear and send some stuff OUT! Wink
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« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2013 11:28:46 PM »

I'm excited for this swap! I'll fill out my questionnaire tomorrow when I get a chance to sit down and think. Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2013 01:18:15 AM »

oooh I loved this last time I did it shall ponder over joining again  Grin

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« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2013 01:33:01 AM »

This sounds too good not to join. But I'm not quite sure yet. Hm... Let me finish 1 or 2 other swaps first. I'm glad the signup period is rather long.

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« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2013 03:48:33 AM »

ohhh i like the sound of this Smiley I received partners on another swap just yesterday so I will see how crafting goes for that before I sign up I think - but I'm pretty sure I'll sign up to this at some point  Grin
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