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Topic: Half-a-Hoopla Swap (SIGNUP CLOSED; 2ND ROUND MAIL BY 9/12)  (Read 25700 times)
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« on: August 03, 2014 10:55:01 PM »

Swap name: Half-a-Hoopla
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: dontneedaclassroom

Sign-up date range: 8/4/14 through 8/11/14
Date to send item:
This is a 2 Phase Swap!
- Phase 1 (make your base) must be mailed by 8/25 (2 weeks from end of sign-up)
- Phase 2 (finish your partner's hoop) must be mailed back by 9/12 (2 weeks +4 days for Phase 1 mailing time), or 18 days after your partner sends if they are late.

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): Limited to 16 people

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? YES... ish.
If so, which country?
Because there are 2 rounds of mailing, you and your partner must live in the SAME country.

If you live in the United States, you can sign up and get assigned a random partner as usual.

If you are living outside the US:  we'd love to have you, but you'll need to find and invite a partner from your same country, and both sign up at the same time (within 2 days please). You will not be added to the swap until both of you have joined. Feel free to ask within this swap thread if you don't know someone already!

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 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: 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


This is a fast and fun swap to get you out of your comfort zone! One week of signup, then two crafty phases of two weeks each.

You will start a hoopla and then send it to your partner (Phase 1). Your partner will doll it up and mail it back to you, and you will get an awesome surprise when you see the result (Phase 2). For example, if you make the branches of a tree, your partner might finish it with button leaves or a bird nest or whatever they like.

Because most of the fun of this exercise is getting something completely unexpected, you are encouraged to keep an open mind. Note that there is a section in the questionnaire for things you absolutely would not be comfortable receiving/working on, but there is NO section for requests. Your partner will bring their own talents and creative spark to the project, and you'll do the same. Smiley

Please only send "extras" that are potential craft supplies for your hoop. For example, if your base uses a lot of a particular color of embroidery floss, you might send a skein of that floss as a resource for your partner to use when finishing the hoop. However, your partner is under no obligation to use the supplies (or to send unused supplies back)!

There is no point value for this swap. The goal is that when you finish your partner's base, you will match or exceed their level of effort.

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

Name of swap: Half-a-Hoopla
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country:

Are you located inside the USA?

If you are not located inside the USA, you must find a partner who lives in the same country as you, and you must join the swap at the same time.
- What is the Craftster username of your partner?
- What country are you both in?

Confirm that are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)

Are there any themes or media you absolutely would not be comfortable working on or receiving back? (For example, animal bones/leather, nudity, swear words, etc...)

Do you have any serious allergies that would prevent you from working on/enjoying a hoop that has been exposed to the allergen/s?
Do you have any major allergens in your home?


Please post in the swap thread before submitting your information.

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



BLUE the package has been sent
LIME GREEN BOLD the package has been received by your partner
RED ITALIC please contact me Sad

1st round packages:
scarlet_nights<- - - >dontneedaclassroom
SiakelA  <- - - >   Juliel85
jexxican <- - - >   ActsofCraftiness
Ffrogg526 <- - - >   SlickMariaVic
moriarT <- AUS - >   whenindoubtsew

2nd round packages:
scarlet_nights<- - - >dontneedaclassroom
SiakelA  <- - - >   Juliel85
jexxican <- - - >   ActsofCraftiness
Ffrogg526 <- - - >   SlickMariaVic
moriarT <- AUS - >   whenindoubtsew

Swap Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=435684.0
« Last Edit: October 03, 2014 07:48:50 AM by dontneedaclassroom » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2014 05:54:25 AM »

So what about hoop size? Is that an issue? Also, do we send it in a hoop the first time or count on our partner having a hoop for it? Are these things we should hash out with our partners when we get them?

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- G. K. Chesterton

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It's much more fun, this growing down. -RIP Uncle Shelby-
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2014 06:51:00 AM »

Jexxican -

My thought on hoop size is that you can pretty much use your judgment. Bigger hoops are probably going to end up with simpler designs. Bigger than a foot is going to be tough to ship and tough to finish in the allotted time. Smiley

It shouldn't be necessary to ship a hoop the first time unless it's an unusual shape or the hoop itself is already decorated, right? It's about $.50-$2 in my local craft store for the cheap wooden ones. The only issue I can think of is you might not be able to get to a craft store during your crafting window, in which case definitely let your partner know. Do you think that would come up often enough that it should go on the questionnaire?
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2014 07:25:54 AM »

My only concern with shipping the hoop the first time is shipping costs can add up. It's a lot cheaper to send without a hoop! I think most of us have a stock of hoops so I wouldn't mind if my partner didn't send in a hoop, but I guess not everyone has hoarder friends like me who want to make them hoarders too. I don't think it is big enough to show up on the Q, but I think it is something that should be discussed at least between partners, but I'm sure whoever else signs up and starts chatting with us here will chime in some opinions, right?

"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 #4 on: August 04, 2014 08:45:01 AM »

This swap sounds like a blast! I will likely sign up, but I'd like to finish the swaps I am currently engaged in first.

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« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2014 09:19:21 AM »

I hope my swap slots will open up in time for this!   Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2014 07:40:38 PM »

I want to do this....  I really want to do this.  It sounds like so much fun!  Smiley  I don't know if I'll have the time to devote to it with the two bigger swaps I've signed up for and school starting up again in a few weeks.  urg!

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« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2014 10:07:24 PM »

This is a really cool idea, and I'll probably join in.

« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2014 08:12:58 AM »

That's three people waiting for slots to open up... I really want you guys to be able to join in! Do you think you'll be available before the signup deadline 8/11? We could try to push the swap dates back a week.
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2014 08:55:41 AM »

Ooh, what a fun idea! My skills are so beginner, but I may sign up Smiley

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