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The Magpie Journal

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The Magpie Journal
Swap Coordinator:honeyblossom (contact)
Swap categories: Themed  Miscellaneous  Journals 
Number of people in swap:18
Location:Regional - usa only
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.80
Last day to signup/drop:September 18, 2012
Date items must be sent by:November 19, 2012
Number of swap partners:1

mag·pie noun /ˈmagˌpī/  magpies, plural

A long-tailed crow with boldly marked (or green) plumage and a raucous voice

Used in similes or comparisons to refer to a person who collects things, esp. things of little use or value. The Magpie is a bird who goes around collecting things so for the purpose of this journal you are to have atleast 30 entries of things you have collected. Examples are: *RECIPES * MENUS *CARDS/POSTCARDS *BITS OF RANDOM INFORMATION *CLIPPINGS FROM MAGAZINES/NEWSPAPERS *POEMS *SONG LYRICS *YOUR OWN PERSONAL THOUGHTS You get the idea it can really be anything, but please do not make all 30 entries the same thing. You can use a journal or a composition notebook to put your entries in. If you use a composition notebook try to spruce up the cove a little. You will have one partner. You have two months to complete the journal. If you have any questions please ask. No recent 1's or 3's You must have completed atleast 5 type 3 swaps to join. usa only to reduce postage cost.


eepy 08/18/2012 #

I love this idea... I am The Magpie! I am! Unfortunately, I am Canadian.

honeyblossom 08/18/2012 #

I thought about adding Canada, but I think it is still double our postage cost is that right or wrong?

jandmterry 08/19/2012 #

I love this idea! I will be joining when I clear a few more swaps off my dash.

honeyblossom 08/19/2012 #

Great jandmterry I look forward to seeing you in the swap and thanks to those that have joined so far.

HappyCrafter 08/19/2012 #

@honeyblossom a 1 pound standard envie from anywhere in the States to anywhere in the province of Ontario is $4.25. Sending that same 1 pound envelope from Beverly Hills, CA to Chicago, IL is $5.15. I'd say sometimes having a Canadian partner might save you money! (All this info came from the postage calculator on the USPS website.)

DixieDiane 08/20/2012 #

I was hoping it would stay in USA only-I don't swap outside of USA :(

Jjean 08/20/2012 #

Sorry but I only do USA swaps but it sounds like a fun swap!!!

eepy 08/20/2012 #

Don't let me spoil your fun! I've got lots to do for the next while, and I do the magpie stuff all the time.

Deeno1105 09/ 1/2012 #

Maybe the swappers could do private swaps. Is that OK with you @honeyblossom

joyceann888 09/11/2012 #

Do you add the actual items or just write about them?

honeyblossom 09/15/2012 #

add the actual items

honeyblossom 09/17/2012 #

some people were confused about the last statement. I don't mean send expensive things. This is kinda a junk journal if you want to include a pen or other similar inexpensive item go ahead otherwise do poems, pictures, lists, lyrics, etc. hope this helps.

Deeno1105 09/17/2012 #

Is there a certain sized journal required?

honeyblossom 09/17/2012 #

I don't want anyone to use a pocket sized journal. a regular sized journal is fine or a composition notebook.

cynaemon 09/19/2012 #

I want to do this as an altered book. Looking forward to it

winkipinki 08/25/2017 #

I too am Canadian. But very inspired by this idea.

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