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Topic: Sweat Shoppe ORNAMENT Swap Round 5 (signups closed, send by 11/3)  (Read 75221 times)
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« on: September 17, 2014 09:31:16 PM »

In a nut shell the sweat shoppe ornament swap is a grab bag style swap. Everyone crafts 4 or 8 like ornaments, and in return you will receive 4 or 8 different ornaments. Since you don't have to customize for each of your partners, a lot of people like to make their items ahead of time before signups close, but it is your choice.

Swap name:Sweat Shoppe Ornament Swap Round 5 (Ornament)
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: GatorWrangler
Sign-up date range: Sept 18 to Oct 6
PM Organizer top picks by: Oct 8, 6pm eastern
Must be finished crafting (green) by: Oct 30
Date to send item by: Nov 3

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional):25

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

All ages allowed? must be over 18

This next part is for me and the Mods...
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
Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES/NO
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES/NO
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES/NO
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES/NO
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES/NO

Details of swap:
~ Each participant will make 4 or 8 like items. For instance, 4 or 8 of 1 kind of ornament, or 4 sets of 1 kind of ornament AND 4 types of another ornament.
~ Each item/set should be the best representation of your work, and have an estimated retail value of between $7-$10 USD. If you have any doubt, post your item in the business discussion board and see what others there think. Or you may post in the sweat shoppe ornament discussion thread https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=394576.0 ,
~ When sign ups close, I will ask everyone for a 'top picks list'. That list is a wish list, from the items that are offered, and there will be an effort to match to you, as many items on your list, the remainder of items will be randomly placed.
~ Then I will post a list on the forum for about a day. During this time, people can bring any errors to my attention. DO NOT PM ANY PARTNERS DURING THIS TIME UNTIL I GIVE THE OKAY.
~ We have a system for sending early; the master list of swappers will be color coded for those who are ready to receive items. When you are finished crafting, you will PM me, and I will change the color of your name on the master list to green, at that time you may send to any other green/ready person! I will also send out a check in PM for those who are not finished early, and at that time your status will be determined.
~ Make sure to get a Delivery Confirmation number for all Domestic shipments. If the item is International, make sure to save your receipt.
~ Feedback will be given when all 4 items are confirmed as received.
~ Positive feedback will be given for all people complying with the craftster swap guidelines. Late senders will be recorded in the comments section, as will poor communication. If I have to track you down, for confirming you have received or sent items, this is poor communication. When an item arrives at your door, you are expected to PM the sender of an item as well as GatorWrangler, and post in the gallery.
~ there are a lot of veteran sweat shoppers here, if you have any questions please feel free to ask your questions here OR you can PM me!
~ You may put your 'name in the hat' once (for 4 items) or twice (for 8 items)

Please make a sample of what you are offering and post the picture on this thread before signups end so people can make their top picks list. And if you do not feel someone's offering meets swap requirements, please pm me before signups close.

round 1 gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=361254.0
round 2 gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=396866.0
round 3 gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=415701.0
round 4 gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=428545.0

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer (GatorWrangler):
Please note: this is an international swap. You may be partnered to send to people out of country.

please put ornament or Sweat Shoppe Ornament Swap 5 in the subject line!
Name of swap; Sweat Shoppe Ornament Swap Round 5 (Ornament 5)
Confirm that are at least 18 years old (yes/no)
Do you agree to post a photo of your offering before signups end (yes/no)
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address
Do you plan to make 4 or 8 items?
My item(s)/set is called; (think of something descriptively unique)

You must pm GatorWrangler when you send AND when you receive!  Your feedback will reflect non communication


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« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2014 09:31:33 PM »


green = finished crafting and ready to send
red = contact me ASAP

GatorWrangler ( 8 ) Felt Wreaths

Ratfinkz ( 8 ) Beaded beauties

bec99 ( 8 ) The best time of the year!

I Sew Cute ( 8 ) Holiday Fun in Plastic Canvas

Homerof2 (4) Crochet Bells

hazelly ( 8 ) Colorful Crochet Celestials

Avesthel (4) knit stocking ornaments

Koreena (4/4) 4 Dala horses AND 4 matryoshka dolls

Thimbles71 ( 8 ) Pinecone Elves

avocadoeldorado ( 8 ) Paper stars

lindyv321 (4/4) 4 Felt Holiday Houses AND 4 Wine Cork Reindeer

LovelyMiss ( 8 ) Quilted Christmas Trees

Amazon_warrior (4/4) 4 Snowflake Stars AND 4 Beaded stars

gigglygirl ( 8 ) Jingle Mouse

goldfishpollywog (4/4) 4 Flappy Holiday Penguins AND 4 Tin Mirror Stars

gala_apples ( 8 ) Paired TM Patches

crazyda79 ( 8 ) Frozen Light

alwaysinmyroom ( 8 ) Burlap Reindeers

kiimmmmyy ( 8 ) Christmas Crossstiched Sachels

Acadian Driftwood (4) Origami star strings

kbrison ( 8 ) Retro Braided Wreaths

psyche (4/4) 4 Clay Message Discs AND 4 Clay Houses

dessadoll ( 8 ) Felted Snowman

rockingbearranch ( 8 ) egg/feather ornament

underthemountain (4) cork tree ornaments

Ninaprettyballerina ( 8 ) crochet Christmas star

dearjoan ( 8 ) Angel (Or No Angel) Cats

MommyTheMaid ( 8 ) dressed for winter snowman

List of people to send to

« Last Edit: November 03, 2014 11:19:37 PM by GatorWrangler » THIS ROCKS   Logged


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« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2014 02:03:07 AM »

So excited for this swap! Can't wait to start crafting over the weekend Smiley Thanks Gator!

Love cross stitching, PM me for personal swaps Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2014 05:48:47 AM »

Filling out the signup info now! Smiley

Here is what I'm working on ...a variety of plastic canvas yarn ornaments.
« Last Edit: September 22, 2014 10:42:04 AM by I Sew Cute » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Check out Trinkets & Jewelry! Wink
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2014 07:03:38 AM »

Will start my questionnaire as soon as I'm done typing this note.  I enjoy this swap so much!!
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2014 07:51:42 AM »

Yes!  I love this swap.  I'm thinking knitted stars and quilled snowflakes this year. Wink
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2014 11:06:59 AM »

yay!  I sent in my Q.  I've got a couple different ideas, but haven't decided on which one I want to do yet.   Smiley
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2014 01:50:07 PM »


I think I'm going to do these guys!

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« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2014 01:59:19 PM »

Those are so cute thimbles71!

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« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2014 03:01:54 PM »

I'm trying to come up with ideas.  Absolutely have to join. 

Current ideas are Jumping Jacks, Oversized Pompoms, or Mirrored Ornaments like we had from Mexico.  Any opinions or other ideas?

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