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« on: May 01, 2013 06:49:28 AM »

Swap name: May 2013 Ongoing Pinterest Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Jexxican
Co-Organiser: ?
Sign-up date range: 1 May 2013 to 31 May 2013
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 mod 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 April swap, please do not sign up until you send. You will not be accepted. If you still have outstanding claims in any previous round, however, you can still join as long as you are not already late in sending. Also, these swaps are totally independent of each other so if you have maxed out your unreceived but not late claims in April, you can still make that number in May.

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. Annchen posted a great reply about this in the December swap that I highly encourage reading if you are not being claimed.

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!
We, as a collective of the organizer and all of the participants in the March Pinterest Swap, decided to take a break on the giveaways for a while. Maybe they will show up again if -Jexxican- gets the house she wants and her finances under control in a few months but until then, there will be no giveaway. Thanks!


Name of swap: May 2013 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: May 01, 2013 06:53:22 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: May 01, 2013 06:56:53 AM »

Discussion and Gallery

Swappers : Name links to Bio
Bold = claiming more than claimed = give love!
(w) Swapper x/y/z
w = times claimed, x = claims made, y = claims in transit to recipients, z = claims received by recipient
(2) Jexxican 2/0/2
(3) Ffrogg526 3/0/3
(2) Monty 2/0/2
(2) rscowtown  3/0/3
(2) dessadoll 3/0/3
(2) homerof2 3/0/3
(3) Onyxnox 2/0/2
(2) noodle-bug 3/0/3
(2) beefishie 1/0/1
(3) nostephot 1/0/1
(2) kartiana 2/0/2
(4) AmandaBL 4/0/4
(2) Grab a coffee 2/0/2
(1) Shamie1999 1/0/1

Late with communication
Contact Jexxican immediately!

Due May 17
Homerof2 --> Dessadoll5/16-->5/30
Jexxican --> Ffrogg for stuff 5/8 --> 5/10

Due May 18
*5/17Ffrogg526 --> Homerof2 for a variety of Christmas ornaments5/20-->6/3
Homerof2 --> jexxican for a hoop5/16-->5/25

Due May 19
noodle-bug --> onyxnox for some obscene hooplas5/13-->5/21
*5/18beefishie --> nostephot for a tin of fire starters and a decorated set of picture clips5/20-->5/22
rscowtown --> Noodle-bug for the wrist pincushion in dark color and box pouch5/19-->5/21
*5/15onyxnox --> dessadoll for an LPN name tag/ID, and something else off her wishlist board5/16-->5/30
onyxnox --> rscowtown for something to hang on her wall, and Snoopy related5/15-->5/25
dessadoll --> ffrogg526 for a necktie recorder case, and a peacock feather hoopla.5/19-->5/29

Due May 20
*5/19Monty --> kartiana for the cute embroidery hoop clock.5/21-->5/29

Due May 22
kartiana --> beefishie for paper garland5/22-->5/30
AmandaBL --> nostephot for magazine page collage 5/10--> 5/13
AmandaBL --> onyxnox for handmade journal5/15-->5/30
AmandaBL --> Frogg526 for steam punk heart pendant5/15-->5/17

Due May 23
*5/23nostephot --> kartiana for potholders and matching kitchen stuff...5/24-->5/29
ffrogg526 --> Monty for book ends/decoration!5/23-->6/7

Due May 24
rscowtown --> AmandaBL for an apron5/24-->5/29
kartiana --> rscowtown for some puzzle piece snowflakes and other goodies yet to be determined5/22-->5/24

Due May 25
noodle-bug --> AmandaBL for a hoop from her want board5/22-->5/29

Due May 26
Grab a coffee --> AmandaBL for cute zippered pouch5/24-->6/10
*5/24Grab a coffee --> noodle-bug for a laptop case5/28-->6/3

Due May 29
AmandaBL --> Grab a coffee for a handmade book/art journal5/23-->6/10

Due May 30
homerof2 --> monty for a couple of crochet owls5/22-->6/1

Due May 31
Monty --> AmandaBL for some knitted hedgehogs5/31-->?

Due June 1
*6/1Dessadoll --> Homerof2 for the French knot tree hoopla and something felt6/3-->6/7

Due June 2
rscowtown --> nostephot for a quilted bucket6/1-->6/7

Due June 3
Ffrogg526 --> Jexxican for potholders6/3-->6/5

Due June 4
*6/4jexxican --> onyxnox for bad words and then some.6/7-->6/15

Due June 10
noodle-bug --> grab a coffee for some crafted fabric buttons, and some wooden hoops6/7-->6/13
shamie1999 --> Beefishie for fabric headbands6/3-->6/7

Due June 13
Dessadoll --> shamie1999 for bandana skirt(s)6/14-->6/22
« Last Edit: June 25, 2013 08:24:37 PM 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-
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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2013 06:50:52 PM »

Hi folks!  My name is Rebecca.  I'm from North Carolina, USA.  I teach elementary school general music grades K-5.  My main instruments however are bass clarinet and tenor saxophone.  I enjoy reading, crocheting, knitting, yoga, sculpting polymer clay, embroidery and sewing/quilting.  I'm currently working on losing weight through working out and yoga.  I love going to the Renaissance Festivals!  I go full out in costume and everything.  I'm working on building a fairy garden this summer.  Goodies for that would be awesome.  I'm not overly into specific character crafts though (thinking about TV shows/movies).  General crafts from some of my favorite shows/movies would be fine though.  I love Big Bang Theory, Firefly, Castle, Lilo and Stitch, Sherlock, Practical Magic and sooooo many more.  After that, my Pinterest is pretty full of awesome things I'd love to receive!  

My Pinterest Link: http://pinterest.com/musictcher06/
       - All my boards are up for grabs, especially
  • Fibers
  • Inspiration
  • Embroidery
  • Projects to think about
  • Just Do It
  • Holidays
  • Meditation
  • Pretty Baubles
  • Quilted Things
  • Steampunkery
  • The Fae
  • For the Music Room
  • Geekery
      - I'd prefer crafted packages but if you wanted to send me supplies (yarn/fabric) that'd be great!
« Last Edit: May 03, 2013 11:07:09 AM by Ffrogg526 » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2013 03:54:32 AM »

I admit!!!  I cheated!!  I copied this from my April post....and reposted it.

Hello, my name is Brieanna, and I am a pinterest swap addict!

Hi all!   I'm 31.  And live in Saskatchewan Canada with my husband, 3 kids, 4 dogs, 1 cat and 2 fish.  As well working full time as a LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) on an Orthopedics ward.  And yes, I LOVE my job...Honestly.  lol  A little bit about my kids in case you want to craft for them.  My oldest is Audessa (dessadoll) and she is 12, she is my biodaughter.  Our little 2 are R (boy age 7) and J (girl age 5)  They are a first nations sibling set that we adopted in 2012.  We do have 4 dogs (3 CKC Siberian Huskies, and 1 mini dachshund) as well as an orange and white very senior cat, and a black cat.  I will do my best not to send copious amounts of their fur with the projects that I send out.  I have no allergies.

As for my boards.  They are all fair game.  The best bet is wishlist....but really, if you find it else where, and I pinned it, then its something I like and would love to have.   As for my boards...I will put an * by items that I receive in swaps as they come. (I'm hoping to start a pin board of things I have got from other craftsters.)

Hope this helps...Happy Crafting!

p.s. I will try to go through asap and put an asterix * by things I have already received.  But hey, if its something you really want to make me...go for it!

« Last Edit: May 04, 2013 04:35:16 AM by dessadoll » THIS ROCKS   Logged


I am always up for a personal swap!
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2013 07:50:45 AM »

Hi, I'm Cindy and I'm from Alberta, Canada.  I'm happily married and in my later 40s although I don't feel that old until I remember our two sons are in their 20s  Cheesy  I enjoy quilting, cross-stitch/embroidery, crochet and dabbling in a few other things.  I love bright colors except baby blue and mint green.  I only do family friendly so please keep that in mind.

My Pinterest is:  http://pinterest.com/cindyesau/

The boards that are open are Christmas, Crochet, Hoops and Snowmen I'd love to have.  If you are looking around and see something else you might like to make, please PM about it.

The older I get the more particular I am about the things I own so please try to stick as close as possible to the items shown on my boards.  You don't have to use the exact material but something similar would be great.  I would prefer no supplies as I have an abundance of what I use already.
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2013 12:56:17 PM »

Hi. Im Erin. I live in Ontario, Canada. I have recently moved into another apartment with my boyfriend and 2 cats. We are still in the process of unpacking and its a mess. But I hope to get my crafting gear out and ready! I like to knit and am learning crochet and embroidery. I love coffee and comics. And Pugs and Bostons.

My Pins http://pinterest.com/beaumonty42/

Crafting, Fun Ideas to Try are the best places to look, but I Love would be good inspiration. Supplies are cool with me, esp if it has something to do with something I want to make in the future.

I have no allergies

Looking forward to this!!
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2013 02:17:11 PM »

Hey everyone! I'm Jessie. I live in Roswell, NM, USA. I've sworn off swapping but since I'm already almost done witha  package for Ffrogg I figured I should join. I need to. I've been listless lately without my swappage.

I am a wife to a nerd and a SAHM to a 6 year old boy, 3 year old girl, and a 14 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!

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. 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 awesome, especially fiber so if you want to send me something from my "Fibery Awesomeness" board you would be my best friend. "Supplies" off of my "Various Media" 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.

Some things I really want this month: hoops for my wall. I have a couple spots that really need to be filled. I'm hoping to pull the whole wall down soon (the hoops, not the dry wall etc.) because I'm hoping to be moving this summer but until then there are holes that need to be filled!

If you know anything you want me to make you (glass etching, sewing, felting, yarn spinning, crochet... you guys should know me by now and if you don't it's pretty easy to figure out what I can do) just mention it and I'll see what I can do. Even just a Wink Wink, nudge nudge in the discussion thread will work. Maybe I can take a hint. Wink

"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-
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« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2013 03:47:45 PM »

Hi, I'm Bonnie - aka onyxnox.  I am a nurse in Toronto, living in our in-the-middle-of-renovations-for-the-past-decade-house with my common-law partner of 21 years, and our dog, Ginger.  We lost my other dog last summer and my heart is still broken from it.  I work in general adult medicine/acute care for the elderly.  I have a rather snarky, sarcastic, morbid, twisted sense of humour.  

I would love things like art for my craft room wall, art of my dogs, stuff for my garden, totes/market bags, decorated dishcloths, hand made journals, bookmarks (I keep losing them!!!!), things like that.  I would also love things like fabric/oilcloth baskets/organizer trays for things like my craft room drawers or shelves, or for my new master bathroom (drawers and cupboards) which DH just finished, which is in whites/grays, with dark wood cabinetry, and some purple accents.   Most of my boards are open for stalking, and I am happy for interpretations of themes/ideas rather than exact replicas.  Except for things labelled as "Things I want to make" or some such, as they are literally things I want to make myself at some point.  I would dearly love any found items, and ephemera for supplies too - things I could use to make jewelry with, resin collages, mini books, or things that I could use for two little cabinets I have which I would like to alter.  Oh yes, and I love haikus - especially quirky odd ones.

As for colours, I am a fan of bright colours of blues, reds, greens, purples, grays, nature inspired colours, fall colours, Asian themes, animals (especially dogs), science fiction/fantasy (love Douglas Adams, Terri Pratchett and that like).  I also love classic children's stories, like Grimm's, Hans Christian Anderson, mythologies from Eastern Europe, Greece/Mediterranean, Middle East, Asia, and true history as well, and much of the artwork associated with the same (one of my favourite classes ever was a history of medicine class where she illustrated every point with artwork).  My craft room is a bright aqua/turquoise colour, with white and gray.  I pretty much try to dabble in just about anything for crafting.  I love beading and jewelry making/mixed media.  I love needlecrafts, such as knit/crochet, and trying more embroidery.  I am dabbling more in papercrafts, and do a variety of other things too.  I would love to learn more about things like decorative knotting, metalwork, glass crafting, more mixed media arts, sewing.  I also love to cook, garden, read.  

As for dislikes - I hate oranges/pinks/yellows, most religious symbolism, clowns, spiders, and I have some other things listed in my profile.  I am allergic to cats, and sensitive to some strong scents, and strong smoke.

Oh yes, my pinterest is:


I also have a blog


and an old wist, which has some fabric sample patterns for those who may be interested.


« Last Edit: May 04, 2013 03:55:57 PM by Onyxnox » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2013 08:11:11 PM »

Hi I'm Vikki

I'm 27, I work backstage in west end theatre (London UK) as a pyrotechnician & electrician. I'm also a part time physics & maths student, and I work for bookcrossing.com doing member support. In my few spare minutes I love to craft (well, duh), especially embroidery and some simple sewing - though I will try my hand at anything Smiley

I'm pretty open vis colours, but I especially love light grey and cream / tan colours, shot through with highlights of brights or jewel tones. My style in homewares is kinda shabby chic, nothing matches so nothing has to match. I love vintage-y stuff, rockabilly, 1940s home front style, steampunk.... well, lots of things I guess!
I'm a massive nerd girl so if you want to draw inspiration from my favourite books (HP, pratchett, gaimen, his dark materials, fforde, david eddings, kushiel's legacy....) or Tv shows (firefly, gilmore girls, Doctor Who - oh, and I'm a recent Buffy convert with a huge crush on Spike), or just from science & maths that would be SO cool!

Here's my pinterest:
most of my pins are stuff that i want to make myself, so the best place to head is the general swapping / pinterest swapping board. I've done my best to make it clear what I was thinking when  pinned it, as to if I liked that EXACT thing, or just ''oh something like this-ish''

but if you see something elsewhere, just PM me - most likely I'd love you to make it for me too Smiley

I'm also way open to supplies, I have a board of supply wists too - mostly embroidery stuff & fabrics (again, some 'this print' and some 'I like linen!' type pins, read the comments on them)

erm..... I'm not really into the OTT girly stuff - fluffy, florescent pink, glitter (ok, sometimes glitter is good!) and florals are mostly not very me. and I hate bananas (blugh). But everything else is good!

If you need sizing or more info just ask Cheesy
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2013 08:50:18 PM »

Hello Everyone!  I am Candace and I live outside of New Orleans.  I have been away from craftster and not swapping since the Halloween swap in October and I am excited to get back into it.  I have, however, been all about Pinterest!!!  I have a few boards that would be great to get ideas but the Make for Me board would be easiest... the want, the my style and HP boards would also have crafty stuff.  Feel free to message me if you have any questions!  I am super excited and can't wait to get started!!!!

Here is my pinterest link!
« Last Edit: May 04, 2013 08:55:44 PM by nostephot » THIS ROCKS   Logged

My Old Wist http://www.wists.com/nostephot

I have been away for a long time but I am looking forward to getting into swaps and everything craftster again!  I am open to personal swaps!  I would love to do one for Halloween!
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