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Living In A Tin Pocket Monster

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Swap Coordinator:abominablesarahmonster (contact)
Swap categories: Art  Boxes  Handmade 
Number of people in swap:36
Last day to signup/drop:July 1, 2008
Date items must be sent by:July 31, 2008
Number of swap partners:1

Description: Hello Friends! This is my very first swap, so I thought I would make it around a theme I love, monsters!!!!

Thank you for joining the Living In A Tin Pocket Monster Swap! For this swap we will be sending out Cute Creepy little handmade monster friends (could be spirits, ghosts, ghouls, creatures, etc.) in decorated mint tin homes.

Insider Info

  1. Everyone will make one Handmade Cute Lovable Monster (or spirit, ghost, ghoul, etc.). Monsters can be made out of anything. Think Sculpey, Felt, Cloth, anything you can think of!

  2. Monster should be small enough to fit into the decorated tin homes we will be making for them with one or two small items.

  3. Decorate a mint tin inside and out for your little monster friend to live in. I am thinking about using Altoids tins, but any similar mint tin will do as well. Try and keep a theme going with your monster.

  4. On the very back of the tin make a little profile for your monster including:

    ~What type of monster it is.
    ~What your monster's name is.
    ~Where it is from or where it likes to live.
    ~Its likes and dislikes.

  5. In the tin with your monster include one or two little accessories. These can be store bought or handmade. If your monster is an under the bed monster who likes dust bunnies and teddy bears, consider placing a small teddy bear with your monster. Or if your monster is a closet monster who likes dirty socks and umbrellas think about including a little cocktail umbrella. I am sure everyone can get way more creative with this. :)

For Example: If your monster is a......

~Handmade Polymer clay and felt monster.
~Name: Marvin the Matchstick Monster
~Type of Monster: Fire Monster
~Residence: Matchstick Boxes
~Likes: Setting things on fire, marshmallows, campfires, sulfur, sunny days, baked goods, and of course matches!!!!
~Dislikes: Rainy days, waterfalls, cold salads, the ocean, and milkshakes.

Think about making your tin some sort of fire theme. Perhaps place a match and some little clay marshmallows on a stick in the tin with your monster.

Just in case here is another example:

~Cloth Spirit
~Name: Kiva the River Spirit
~Type of Monster: Water Monster
~Residence: In rivers or streams
~Likes: Rafting, river rocks, fish, waves, floods, stormy weather, and froglegs.
~Dislikes: Droughts, toxic waster, dry martinis, and people who litter.

Tin would be a water theme. Maybe include a little fish or frog with the monster.

The sky is the limit with these! If you need help thinking of spirits or monsters consider renting Miyazaki's Spirited Away. In addition to ideas you will be watching a wonderful movie!

Swap Rules:

~Because this is my first swap I ask that everyone please have a rating of 4.2 or higher. I haven't done a swap since the heart thing started, so I am not to concerned about that.

~If you are a Newbie and would like to join please send me a message first. This swap will be very labor intensive and I want to make sure that everyone is up to it.

~ No no sends in the last 6 months. If you are having an issue with an international swapper, I totally understand. Just send me a message and we will discuss further action.

~Open to International Swappers

~Please be serious about this friends, this swap will take some effort! Make sure you know you can meet the requirements before you sign up.

I will ban questionable swappers or those who don't meet the requirements before assigning partners.

Please, please take the time to create something wonderful and artistic for your partner! I know that this will be a bit labor intensive, but I think it will be totally worth it.

Also, please do not request a certain monster/creature. That takes all the fun out of the surprise!!!!

If something should happen with your swap, please let me know as soon as possible so that I can Angel. I don't want anyone to be disappointed.

Happy Swapping!!!!!!!!


abominablesarahmonster 06/ 6/2008 #

Wow, thank you all for joining my first swap! This is going to be a ton of fun!

hippofairy 06/ 6/2008 #

oh! i love Miyazaki! i have to join this swap! and the little monster in the tin is so portable! he can come everywhere with me in my bag! woooohoooo! :)

abominablesarahmonster 06/24/2008 #

Yay! I am so excited, less than a week away! If everyone doesn't mind I would love to see pretty pictures of everyones monsters after you receive them from your partners. Thanks guys!

abominablesarahmonster 07/ 2/2008 #

Here we go ladies! Have fun and happy swapping! Let me know if you need anything! :)

abominablesarahmonster 07/30/2008 #

Allrighty Ladies, lets rock and roll! My monster will be out on his merry way tomorrow to one lovely lady! Is everyone doing alright?

Flyingsquirrel 07/30/2008 #

Finishing mine up and he is so cute. This has been my favorite swap so far!! I'm very excited to send him along to his new home, and see who's coming my way!

bren 07/31/2008 #

For some reason the gallery won't show pictures, so I will have a pic uploaded to my Flickr.

abominablesarahmonster 08/ 1/2008 #

Hmmm....I will see if I can do anything about the gallery thingy..... Drat, I wanted that to work! >_<

bren 08/24/2008 #

No Monster in a tin for me =( . Flaked again!

amyduff 08/30/2008 #

Sorry! I forgot to check the heart! I corrected it Brooke.

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