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Topic: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 36 (green by 9/24, send by 9/28)  (Read 25012 times)
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« on: August 10, 2015 12:46:19 PM »

In a nut shell the sweat shoppe swap is a grab bag style swap. Everyone crafts 3 or 6 like items, and in return you will receive 3 or 6 different items. 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 Swap Round 36 (SSS 36)
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: GatorWrangler
Sign-up date range: Aug 10 to Aug 30
PM Organizer top picks by: Sept 2, 6pm eastern
Must be finished crafting (green) by: Sept 24
Date to send item by: Sept 28




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
- 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/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
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 18 years old: YES/NO
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES/NO
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES/NO


Details of swap:
~ Each participant will make 3 or 6 like items. For instance, 3 or 6 crocheted cloche hats (varied colors or the same it doesn't matter), or 6 sets of hand painted beads.
~ 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 discussion thread https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=421675 ,
~ 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 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 3 items) or twice (for 6 items)


You must make a sample of what you are offering and post the picture on this thread at least 2 days 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.

Keep in mind that this swap is an international swap and you may be required to send to another country. Make sure your offering is allowed to be sent internationally.

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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.

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER
please put SSS36 or Sweat Shoppe in the subject line!
Name of swap: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 36 (SSS 36)
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 3 or 6 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: August 10, 2015 12:46:55 PM »

Participants:

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

GatorWrangler (6) Autumn Bracelets

underthemountain (6) Hawaii in a jar pendants

bec99 (6) COFFEE brooches or key rings (partner's choice)

scarlet_nights (6) key fob wristlet

greybird (3) watercolor cards

Ratfinkz (6) wrapped rings

SonjaBoo (3) Junk Journals

alwaysinmyroom (6) Choice of items (1. Store my Stuff Fabric bucket - 6 inches with handles, 2. Need a Needle Needlebook, 3. A Bunting We will Go - random scrappy about 3 feet in length)

Jenn90000 (3) Little gem trees

Smeddley (3) Ribbon closure journals

RaraAvis (6) Leather squeeze frame coin purses

gala_apples (3/3) 3 electric mini notecard sets AND 3 steampunk drop necklaces

koalascout (6) Crocheted Towel

Thimbles71 (6) Dumpling bag

kbrison (3/3) 3 Christmas gift tags AND 3 birthday/special occasion tags



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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2015 04:07:08 PM »

I'll be joining as soon as I make my item/s!   Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2015 08:39:28 PM »

Have to get my fair entries finished before I can start on this, but should make the sign up deadline. Think I'll just make some gift tag prototypes, then let everyone specify what they want rather than pre-make sets of tags.
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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2015 12:33:00 AM »

My fav swap! I've already started crafting it Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2015 06:25:57 AM »

I do love this one.  I didn't join last time because the offerings were mostly jewelry and I don't really wear jewelry.  Let's see what happens this round! 
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« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2015 06:23:59 PM »

I'm thinking about it!  Either mini books or fairy doors, which would people want?
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« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2015 08:54:35 AM »

Either sounds lovely, Smeddly.

Pretty sure I know what I'm making, just have to pull out the hot glue gun to make sure it actually works in prototype.
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« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2015 06:57:41 PM »

I don't have mine made yet, but I'm planning on zippered pouches, my new obsession.  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2015 10:29:42 PM »

One of the reasons I picked the timeline for this swap round is so we can receive our items well before Christmas.  I do end up keeping most of my sweat shop items, but they also make excellent gifts.  So if you don't like a type of medium, I'm sure a friend of family member would love it!
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