Stash and Craft swap - round 2! ^_____^
TELL ME YOU WEREN'T WAITING FOR IT! Well, I was ^____^°°° So here it comes: the Stash and Craft Swap part 2!
This swap is made of two parts: for the first part, everybody who will sign up will be required to send their partner a SMALL amount of stash. As it’s tricky to set a value limit that fits all the countries and currencies represented here, let’s say the items should be light and small enough to fit in (for the EU) an international C5 envelope (162 x 229 mm, fits an A4 paper folded in half once) and (for the US) an A10 envelope (Willow, 6 x 9.5 inches). The envelope can be either a paper one or a padded one, depending on what you're sending.
PLEASE NOTE: there is no “fixed” amount of stash. Everything you can fit into an envelope of the specified size is fair play. Within that limit, you can send as much (or as little) as you want.
When the partners receive their envelope, the second part begins: every partner has now a week's time to craft something she knows her partner will like with the stash she found inside the envelope.
As we said the amount of stash is going to be small, so of course you're allowed (when not forced) to add to the project whatever material you need to complete it - but the idea should come from the very stash your partner sent you. When the item is complete, you send it back to the person who originally sent you the stash, and the swap is completed. As a rule of thumb, you get to keep all of the stash you didn’t use for the item (or items) you sent back.
Sorry for the mess, but I assure you it's really easier to do than to explain. If you have any doubts slash problems, feel free to message me.
*Wew!* Now that I'm done explaining the lot, the boring bit:
SIGNUP CLOSES ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 29th (GMT +1).
PARTNERS WILL BE POSTED ON MONDAY, JANUARY 30th (GMT +1).
SENDOUT DEADLINE FOR THE STASH PART IS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3rd (that is: you can send out Tuesday to Friday, whenever you're ready).
SENDOUT DATE FOR THE CRAFT PART IS ONE WEEK AFTER YOU RECEIVE THE STASH.
!! IMPORTANT !!
This swap requires a double shipping fee. It is *vital* that we keep all the envelopes and final crafts *lightweight*. Remember: less is more. A few beads, some fabric, a piece of polyshrink are enough for your partner's creativity to get to work. Keep it simple.
To make the shipping fees cheaper I'm going to pair up people in the same country/area (last time it was EU/US).
TO SIGN UP FILL UP THE SURVEY BELOW:
Willing to ship internationally: yes/no
TO NEWBIES: sorry, you need to have completed your Newbie/Vet swap to join this swap.
I declare the signup open! Can't wait!!! ^____^
Woop! Woop! I loved this swap 1st time round! Sign me up!
CO+K name:Libby W.
Willing to ship internationally: Not for this one
Theres a list of what crafts I do on my profile page.
Oh I loved this last time
Location: Hawaii USA
Crafts: I can do all kinds, plushies, dolls, jewelry, sewing, crochet, paper crafts open for any and all ideas!
Haven't done one like this yet!
CO+K name: Hayley S
Willing to ship internationally: Not this time, Just due to the time restraints given
I enjoy hand sewing small items the most
Hi there, I have not done Newbie versus Vet, but did complete my part of the Xmas swap and a Happygram. I would like to take part in this please...
International shipping: Not this time
CO+K name: Lyda P
Willing to ship internationally: no
I like any kind of craft! The only thing I'm not TOO fond of is cross stitching. Oh, I also cannot knit.
CO+K name: Lexi
Willing to ship internationally: Not this time
Libby -I just put the William Morris print in a hat this weekend ! Pics maybe later.Is being a slow developer.For everyone else Libby and I swapped last round and I'm still playing with the enormous fabric stash she sent.
CO+K name:Essex Debs
Willing to ship internationally:Yes
Still can't crotchet.
Yay!!! Welcome back Debs, it's so, so, *SO* good to see you're back ^_____________________________________________________^
I'd love to see it Debs! Definately let me know if you post it. I think you have your swapping wires crossed though. This is the swap where we make something from the stash we recieve and send it back, rather than the destash swap. Just to clarify.
International shipping? If I need to
CO+K name: tamara j
Willing to ship internationally: yes
We had an odd number of people signing up in the US, so sorry guys, one of you will have to swap with me. Hope it's not a problem.
FOR THE EU:
LIBBY W. - NICPEA
HAYLEY S. - DRAGONESS
LEXI - TAMARA J.
FOR THE US:
LYDIA P. - PAMMERZ
ESSEX DEBS - MARY ;)
There we go! Please remember to post pictures of both the stash and the final items - it's nice to see what becomes what.
For any questions, just PM me. Ready... steady... SWAP! ^____^
That is absolutely not a problem and I'm really looking forward to this.
MY FAULT! I overlooked a message by Hayley S. - she was asking me to be partnered with someone she hasn't swapped with yet. As she's already swapped with Dragoness (aka Nikki), I'm going to change things round like this:
FOR THE EU:
DRAGONESS - NICPEA
HAYLEY S. - LIBBY W.
LEXI - TAMARA J.
Sorry for the change, as I said she sent the message way before partners were posted - I was too eager to post and forgot to check the inbox first. Hope it isn't a problem. As usual for anything just PM me.
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