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easy peasy newbie INTERNATIONAL only swap-a-rama

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easy peasy newbie INTERNATIONAL only swap-a-rama
Swap Coordinator:user3051 (contact)
Swap categories: Challenges  Crafts  Miscellaneous 
Number of people in swap:5
Location:Other
Type:None
Last day to signup/drop:March 31, 2007
Date items must be sent by:November 30, -1
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

you will have 1 swap buddy to whom you will send 1 hand crafted item of your choice (NO ATCs) that you can create from items in your stash already. DO NOT go out & buy anything for this swap. I am making this soo easy.

Your item must have a selling value of between $5-10, such as 3 crocheted cotton washcloths, 3 bars of handmade soaps, a stuffed animal, hand embroidered pillowcases, a knitted headband, one of those slings for your hot coffee cup, dish towel & pot holder set, etc etc etc.

It must be useful! Sorry no knick-knacks or non-wearable art to sit on a shelf. A. I have no shelves to house things. B. I want to really use what I get & I bet you do, too. That means -- hats, scarves, tote bags, purses, yoga mat bags, lap throws, fingerless gloves....etc etc USEABLE.

These are not to be cheap ass crappy crafts. Create a work of art that you would swoon over should you be gifted it. I want you to have fits about actually putting it in a box to send far away. ;)

REQUIREMENTS == let's get the sticky red tape outta the way.

A. I will ONLY allow newbies (or folks w/o ratings yet), as we were all newbies to begin with and how else can you NOT be a newbie but to do a swap??? BUT do not join unless you are 115% committed to showing oldies what a dedicated newbie candobie.

B. You MUST have a filled out profile & You MUST use your swap buddy's profile to tailor your craft item in some way to their likes, such as colour or motif.

C. INTERNATIONAL only (not North America) to minimize shipping costs for those overseas etc just getting their swap-toes wet & whom a lot of other swaps exclude to help US/Canada etc folks with their shipping. {does this make sense? I really am trying to make these to help newbies as much as possible)

D. You MUST rate your swap buddy after the items arrive as this swap is set up to help newbies get ratings as well as to prove themselves.

E. PLEASE be serious about sending. It sucks to get "forgotten." I know. I have been the one waiting by my mailbox and in days gone by when my youngest was very young, I, too, forgot to get something out. Luckily for me it was a friend and she understood the slightly longer wait. On here, it is a different environment and the honour system is taken very seriously. Flake and the Swap-Bot world knows about it.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I will be reading ALL the profiles and will e-mail you to ask you to provide more info if I find it way too sketchy, but I will only e-mail once. If you have not added details by the deadline I will drop you.

I will be checking in on you during the crafting period to be sure you are working on the craft, and I may even ask what you are sending to ensure it is equitable. If I think it does not meet the $5-10 requirement I will tell you.

This may sound "bossy", but I only want to help you send the best newbie swap item and be sure all who join this are not flaked on.

Remember this is supposed to be fun, not a place to take advantage of others.

Discussion

evacorges 03/14/2007 #

it says international in the title and then in point c it says North America only???? North America only is just not international enough for me. And I just got my first rating anyway...

user3051 03/14/2007 #

evacorges -- THANKS ergh! i edited that last night but the site was all weird! I mean for this to be INTERNATIONAL only vs North America....

saltfreak 03/23/2007 #

This sounds really cool! I'm going to work on mine tonight =)

Jox 03/24/2007 #

I am currently a newbie but I have been busy swapping away, i'm just not rated yet. This sounds like a really nice swap, I'm looking forward to this one. Jox

ellyB 03/27/2007 #

I just send my first swap but I'm not rated jet so I hope you accept me!

Beelicious 03/30/2007 #

Newbie here wants to Join but, I am still a little Confused about "International-North America" Can you Please enlighten this Dingy Newbie.:-)

user3051 03/31/2007 #

Beelicious -- by International ONLY I mean for this swap to ONLY have international swappers, NOT North American members. I am trying to minimize the shipping costs and times for these swappers.

Sorry about that, but I do have a NA only swap for newbies already going. I will post a new one in April.

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