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Topic: Big and Little swap! sign ups June 6/16 - June 12/16, s/o July 11/16  (Read 4414 times)
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« on: June 06, 2016 11:20:31 AM »


Swap name: Big and Little Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Bunny1kenobi
Sign-up date range: 6/6/16 - 6/12/16
Date to send item by: 7/11/16

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): no

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? YES/NO no
If so, which country?

Additional Age requirement? none

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

Details of swap:

Here's the idea:  Partner up with a kid you love, to create a medium item for each of your partners (another adult + kid team).  The items must be made by the adult and kid team and one item must be made for each adult participant, and one for each kid participant.

Some examples of projects:  wooden plaques or other wood projects (kids can sand and maybe paint or stain, adults can do the more detailed work), stenciled items (t-shirts, aprons etc - adults can cut stencils, kids can paint), art work (kids start the process, adults add or fill in the blanks)... kids can wield glue, needle and thread, all kinds of things.  Don't sell your kids short, give them a challenge and let them rise to the occasion!

I'd love to see kids learn some new things that can build some self esteem, and teams creating projects for others of the quality that they'd like to receive themselves.  And it would be a great way to kill summer boredom.

THIS WILL REQUIRE some devoted time and care on behalf of the adult portion of the team.  I have set aside a generous crafting time because working with kids sometimes means working more slowly, and allowing time for trial and error.  I respectfully request that if you aren't prepared to do what's necessary to teach your child partner something new and if you don't have the patience or time to follow through, pass on this one.  Also, if you don't think you can send on time, give this one a pass.  It's bad enough to disappoint an adult in a swap, but I don't want to have to call for angels for heartbroken kids.

I know that many craftsters will have more than one child wanting to participate.  So here's what we'll do in that event:  I'll try to match you up with another team that has the same number of members, and then will expect every member of the team to receive an item.  Please be aware that I'm trying to match ages as closely as possible, and allergy and shipping constraints may make partnering difficult.  I will need participants to be flexible in order to make this a positive experience for everyone, especially for the kids.  There will need to be really good communication here, too.

It should stand to reason that all items sent in this swap should be family friendly!  Let's keep gore, vulgarity, politics and religion (well, religion is ok if requested by your partner) out of the mix.

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

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Big and Little Swap
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)

Names of children participating, and ages for each:

ADULT QUESTIONS:

Themes I like:
Colors I like:
Colors I dislike:
Patterns I like:
Patterns I dislike:
Do you collect anything?

Sizes (only answer the things you are interested in):
Shirt
Bracelet
Ring
Necklace length
Shoes
Pierced ears?

CHILD QUESTIONS (must be answered for EACH CHILD participating):

Name (if multiple children):
Themes I like:
Colors I like:
Colors I dislike:
Patterns I like:
Patterns I dislike:
Do you collect anything?

Sizes (only answer the things you are interested in):
Shirt
Bracelet
Ring
Necklace length
Shoes
Pierced ears?

Do you have any allergies?

Allergens in your home:

Is there anything in particular that any of you would like to receive?

Anything you don't care to receive?

Do you have a pinterest or amazon wishlist? If so, please post the address here.

Is there anything else you would like your partner team to know?


IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.
« Last Edit: June 06, 2016 11:22:24 AM by bunny1kenobi » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2016 11:26:46 AM »

Participants:

bunny1kenobi
pottermouth
patty_o_furniture
kbrison
abbeeroad
PromisedHeartbrk

Sent
Received
Sent and Received
Late with Communication
You're in trouble, Missy
Feedback given

kbrison<-->pottermouth
abbeeroad<-->bunny1kenobi
promisedheartbrk<-->patty_o_furniture


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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2016 07:16:18 PM »

Yay! Will be filling out q'nnaire tomorrow!
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« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2016 12:36:44 PM »

Woohoo! Kiddo and I are going to fill this out together tonight! So exciting.
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« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2016 06:33:06 PM »

Will have the kiddos fill out qs once they get back from grandmas. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2016 07:11:40 PM »

Wow!  I think my kids would LOVE this swap!  Let me see if we can make this happen.  Great idea!
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« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2016 10:05:17 PM »

Kids are super excited and ready to go.  Going to try to start questionnaires tonight!  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2016 07:30:07 AM »

OMG I love this idea!! I hope to sign up tomorrow when I have more time with my little ones!!
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« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2016 12:00:03 PM »

Reminder:

Sign ups for this swap end Sunday at midnight Pacific time! 

Get your q'naires in!  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2016 07:30:24 PM »

Our questionnaire is finally in!! Kiddo's answers were pretty fun to put in. Cheesy
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