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Topic: Ongoing Baby/Kiddo Swap  (Read 2992 times)
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« on: July 24, 2013 07:23:16 PM »

Swap Info:
Swap name: Ongoing Kiddo Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: klg_jlg
Sign-up date range: 7/24/13-8/24/13
*Actual swap will be open for claims starting August 9 and run until the 31st*
Date to send item by: 14 days from the time you claim ( this starts on the time you claim NOT the next day!) If your send by date is a holiday or a day your postal service is not open you must send before!!
Limited to a certain number of people?: No
Non-U.S. participants allowed? Yes
You must be over 16 years of age.  If you are under 18 (but over 16) be sure that:
A)   you have your parents permission (youll be using their address OR a P.O. Box)
B)   you have access to a computer where you can keep in contact (i.e. if you get grounded from a home computer, you can use the one at the library/friends/etc.)
C)   you are able to walk/get a ride to the post office ON TIME
D)   you have enough supplies or funds to purchase supplies needed to create awesome crafted items


Name of swap: Ongoing Kiddo Swap
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Your mailing address:
Have you read the Swap Guidelines and understand how this swap works?
Are you willing to send at least a medium item per claim?
( If not then you will not be approved )
This is a HIGH QUALITY swap and you understand this will be your best work and it is very important to talk to your partner to make sure you have their wishes and your best crafting in mind ?
Are you willing to post a photo of the item/s you receive or have the person who sent to you post of the photo for you with 5 days of receiving Or ask partner if they will?
Are you willing to take a photo of the item you are shipping in the event the person cant post photos?
Do you have a working camera?
Your List must be created in the following format:
Crafts for babies/kids( min of 15 med)
Craft Supplies to use for other projects youre working on for your kiddos
Extras as many as you would like
Do you agree to follow this?
Are you willing to ship outside of your country?
If you are willing to ship outside your country? (You MUST be willing to ship air postal or an equivalent which will take a maximum of 3 weeks.DO NOT SEND SLOW MAIL overseas) Are you willing?
Are  you willing to Bookmark all threads, PM organizer when you send and receive with the claim and date due out in it?

How This Swap Works:
Please READ CAREFULLY! This swap works differently than most!
There will be a first post that has a craftster (person A) and their wish list of 15 handmade items for babies/kids as well as a list of supplies. A second craftster (person B) will look over that list, choose something to make for person A and then post their own wish list. Person C comes along and choose from Bs wish list, and in turn posts their own and so on. (If Person C wanted to make Person B two smaller items, that would still count as ONE WISH.)  
When you claim someone it is important to post your claim status up to that point. So if this is your first claim you would put 1/0/0 meaning you had made one claim, not shipped any yet, and none had been received yet.

About Your Wishlist:

You will want to come up with a wish list of 15 handmade items for baby as well as any supplies you may be needing to make baby/kiddo projects yourself. (Please have your list ready before making a claim, this type of swap can move very quickly! If not I will skip you and or remove your claim!!  Please include your country at the start of your wish list). Person B will also PM Person A to get her address so they can mail the item when it is finished.  

When you want to make a claim, you can ONLY pick from the very last wish list in the chain.  You can't pick anyone else in the chain - you can only connect to the very end of the chain, which is that last wish list posted.

After you have made your claim, you need to PM that person for their address within 24 hours!! It is up to you to make sure you do this DO NOT PM THE ORGANIZER FOR THIS INFO! You must get and keep safe until you ship!

You may have 2 claims at any given time.  If this is your first swap, you are only allowed one claim at a time until your crafts are received for this month. Do not choose over your given limit. If there is a stall in the thread the organizers can claim again to get this moving again!

***Do not claim someone unless you can fulfill that wish to a high caliber***

~~You must send your package using delivery confirmation with in the USA. NO exceptions within the USA!
~~If sending overseas as it takes so long we are changing the rule for INTERNATIONAL packages ONLY as soon as you ship AND SEND A PHOTO COPY /PIC of the shipping receipt ( or the tracking number from the receipt) you can claim again ONLY AFTER I HAVE THIS RECEIPT HOWEVER!!!
YOU HAVE TWO WEEKS (14 days from the time you claim)TO GET YOUR ITEM OUT THE DOOR.
Read more: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=424152.0#ixzz2ZuoZlBtX
« Last Edit: August 01, 2013 04:31:40 PM by klg_jlg » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Always looking for new amazing crafters whose work I can feature on my blog, Going Green with the Grizls. =) www.goinggreenwiththegrizls.com
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2013 05:58:47 PM »


« Last Edit: September 03, 2013 09:13:01 AM by klg_jlg » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Always looking for new amazing crafters whose work I can feature on my blog, Going Green with the Grizls. =) www.goinggreenwiththegrizls.com
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2013 05:59:19 PM »

Reserved for claims

ewulotta-->klg_jlg for sewn bicycle basket (SO 8-24)
anna.wahnsinn -->ewulotta for felt bird mobile (SO 9-4)
« Last Edit: September 03, 2013 09:12:46 AM by klg_jlg » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Always looking for new amazing crafters whose work I can feature on my blog, Going Green with the Grizls. =) www.goinggreenwiththegrizls.com
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2013 02:53:27 PM »

Sounds Fun!

« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2013 10:30:47 PM »

I suppose I'll get this swap started with my list. =)

I have two little girls, Natalia (2 1/2) years) and Kaliah (4 months) and we just bought a lovely little house with some land in Idaho. I have a pretty modern style and I like prints such as chevron, stripes, dots and houndstooth. I have a dream of decorating their room with greys, white, pink and some navy blue. I plan to paint their walls with large grey and white stripes leaving the pink as an accent color and minimal navy accents.

Bicycle Basket for Natalia. It needs to be small enough for her little bike yet big enough to hold her baby doll. (I can provide it's measurements if you'd like). Here's a tutorial & I even love the girly fabrics. http://pinterest.com/pin/242209286182516549/

I need at least 3 of these fabric bins. I have a quilt rack I plan to hang low and put these on the rod for organizing. (Please have them end up being about 14 inches wide to fit to the rod I have.)  Would love the outer fabric to be grey and white print with inside fabric being a fun print. http://pinterest.com/pin/242209286182508535/

Cute bird shirt with tutorial (Size 4T) http://pinterest.com/pin/242209286181874775/

Boxy pleat dress 4T http://pinterest.com/pin/242209286180113108/

Play date dress 4T http://pinterest.com/pin/242209286180102239/

Baby girl wrap top pajamas 6-12 months/ 4T http://pinterest.com/pin/242209286181807069/

Baby doll carrier. Here's a link to the pattern & tutorial http://pinterest.com/pin/242209286180812119/

Really could use some leggings in the 3T-4T size http://pinterest.com/pin/242209286181337728/

We have long winters in Idaho and I think Kaliah will be at the age to really love swings. Here's a tutorial for the kind I'm wanting. http://pinterest.com/pin/242209286182167603/

I want to put together a felt board and several felt play sets as their large Christmas gift this year. Here are some of the sets I'd love to get:
Laundry set (Make larger for a felt board rather than a quiet book. http://pinterest.com/pin/242209286182476259/
Prince & Princess set http://pinterest.com/pin/242209286182476244/
Farm set http://pinterest.com/pin/242209286182476228/
Weather set http://pinterest.com/pin/242209286182476223/
Anatomy set http://pinterest.com/pin/242209286182476224/


Night Fury ami http://pinterest.com/pin/242209286181655086/

Pink baby converse (6m-12m)

This vinyl quote http://pinterest.com/pin/242209286181998624/

Always looking for new amazing crafters whose work I can feature on my blog, Going Green with the Grizls. =) www.goinggreenwiththegrizls.com
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2013 01:46:48 PM »

I claim klg_jlg for a bicycle basket

Our little Emma was born on June 10 so she's only 2 months old. She was 5 weeks early and still a little smaller than 2M. Since we live in a small apartment (in Germany!!!! for all those who'd like to claim me) she doesn't have her own room yet but shares some space in my home office (I'm a teacher).
I pretty much like all colours that you find in nature. Patternwise I like stars, polka dots and stripes and children prints, not too cute and girly though. The decoration of her little space is rather Waldorf inspired.

All the links are for inspiration! Also check out my pinterest (for the little ones board)

✭   pumpkin beanie (like this one http://www.etsy.com/listing/103977586/crochet-pattern-for-halloween-pumpkin or this one http://specialbabyshowergifts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/pumpkin_baby_beanie.jpg) http://littlebirdiesecrets.blogspot.de/2010/10/pumpkin-or-berry-baby-hat-crochet.html
✭   owl beanie
✭   baby pixie hat
✭   the very hungry caterpillar puppet http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fingerpuppe-raupe-nimmersatt
✭   owlie sleep sack http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/owlie-sleep-sack
✭   puerperium cardigan http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/puerperium-cardigan
✭   fish mobile (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=418440.0#axzz2Zrq7Opg4)
✭   amigurumi farm animals
✭   amigurumi zoo animals
✭   amigurumi Hobbes tiger
✭   amigurumi gnome
✭   baby socks

✭   felt food (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=222947.0#axzz2Zrq7Opg4)
✭   felt bird mobile
✭   felt animals
✭   felt name book for EMMA (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=314685.0#axzz2bputpHHq or https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=281256.0#axzz2bputpHHq)
✭   NEW baby shoes (http://pinterest.com/pin/159877855494817027/)

✭   story telling jar for any fairy tale (http://pinterest.com/pin/159877855494805983/)
✭   wall art for Emmas nursery room (http://pinterest.com/pin/159877855494918032/ or http://pinterest.com/pin/159877855494846573/)
✭   nursing necklace (http://pinterest.com/pin/159877855494050997/)
✭   NEW decorated onesie (http://pinterest.com/pin/159877855494918005/ or http://pinterest.com/pin/159877855494917988/ or http://pinterest.com/pin/159877855494918009/) preferably with long sleeves

✭   serger thread (especially in light blue, black, red)
✭   sewing thread
✭   bias tape (all colours welcome)
✭   pompom trim
✭   ribbon trim
✭   kam snaps
✭   cute fabric covered buttons (apples, pears, mushrooms, strawberries, woodland creatures, gnomes, dotted)
✭   wool roving for felting (especially yellow and blue shades)
✭   pipe cleaners
✭   felting needles
✭   patterns for baby and toddler clothing
✭   cotton fabric (not too cute and girly, like pastels or princesses, bunnies and stuff like that, rather woodland creatures, gnomes, apples, pears, flowers)
✭   striped cotton jersey knits
✭   dotted cotton jersey knits
✭   corduroy (for little pants and dresses)
✭   cotton fabric tags (saying Made by Mommy)
✭   non-toxic finger paint
« Last Edit: August 15, 2013 05:31:00 AM by Ewulotta » THIS ROCKS   Logged

I'll swap for postcards, badges, maps or brochures from everywhere in the US! I'm an English teacher and always happy about authentic material for my classroom.

You cannot give me too much work; to accumulate work has almost become a passion with me: my study is so full of it now, that there is hardly an inch of room for any more. I shall have to throw out a wing soon. (J.K.Jerome)
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« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2013 11:10:45 AM »

I guess I'll go with the PM and just claim quickly!


I claim Ewulotta for a felt bird mobile - and some extras I already was working on for her.

Hi, I live in Germany, I'll be 37 next month, I have a lovely supportive husband and a sweet little daughter (Lea will be turning two on Monday) - and the due date for Hanna is Tuesday. So obviously this is the perfect time to join a swap. This swap, anyway.

My favourite colours are cream, pink, dark teal, dark brown, deep purple, black. I use those colours for the kids as well, plus light green. I like plain fabrics, or patterns like leaves, blooms, polka dots, dots, stripes. Kids' fabrics can be merrier, of course! We have decorated our apartment mostly in light colours (white, cream, wood) so colourful stuff is always welcome. What I don't really like are the typical (at least here) kids' colours red-blue-green-yellow. Repurposed fabrics are fine!

I've set up a a little board on pinterest for this swap, links from my list are here: http://pinterest.com/annawahnsinn/craftster-ongoing-babykiddo-swap/ - but of course I have loads of other pins, Pinterest turned out to be a bit addictive.

Handmade Baby-Items
O swaddler in jersey (can provide pattern)
O swaddler in regular cotton (...)
O diaper changing pad/station for me
O diaper & wipe cases for DH & for me
O simple small strip quilt
O simple diaper tote, will be used as a regular tote later
O small fitted sheets (17x32) - solids ideal to go with our brown pram (with flowery pattern)
O snap on water bottle holder
O knit or crochet Baby Blanket
O a book cushion (baby toy)
O animal bath mitten
O felt fishing game
O fabric beach ball - to put a ballon in
O ladybug taggie/toy
O t-shirt Breakfast Club (for two year old) "don't you forget about me"

Supplies for Baby-Crafting
O jersey fabric (solids, polka dots, circles etc.)
O cotton fabric (fat quarters, larger scraps...) solids & patterns
O KamSnaps small size or hearts, stars
O no sew snaps (refills; no tools needed)
O small patches (esp. ladybugs) for darning
O simple stamp (lady bug, sparrow)
O twill tape
O bias tape

O seed beads, beads, notions
O beading supplies
O post-its
O stamps
O embroidery materials (& hoops)
O cookery books baby/toddler/family (green/inexpensive)

« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2013 09:11:25 AM »

Closed. I'll be opening up the next round today probably. =)

Always looking for new amazing crafters whose work I can feature on my blog, Going Green with the Grizls. =) www.goinggreenwiththegrizls.com
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