|Swap Coordinator:||imyorehuckleberry (contact)|
|Swap categories:||Challenges Crafts Handmade|
|Number of people in swap:||11|
|Type:||Type 2: Flat mail|
|Last day to signup/drop:||June 28, 2010|
|Date items must be sent by:||July 14, 2010|
|Number of swap partners:||3|
The idea behind this swap is to help each other find new ideas for gift giving; obviously not just Christmas, but any gift-giving occasion. This an ultra-low-cost swap, but does require some creative thought and effort. It goes beyond suggesting ideas for gifts, and into ways to make unique and thoughtful presents yourself.
Each swapper will send, to each of their three partners, directions on how to make at least two kinds of gifts (send as many as you like beyond two, and it's fine to send the same things to all partners!) . Original is great, but the most important is that the directions be complete and easy to follow. It's okay to photocopy or print out something you've found elsewhere, but make sure you get 100% of the directions and information. It could even be edible as long as it doesn't involve cooking (i.e. the strawberry bouquet I made above for a little someone)
Everyone will end up with at least 6 (hopefully new) ideas.
Materials for the projects should be fairly easy to find and not require special equipment beyond cutting, gluing or sewing, unless you know your partner has the equipment or the skills required (e.g. knitting or woodworking).
The ubiquitous small print: Please sign up only if you’re sure you can send the items by the send date. Please don't sign up if you have a history of not following through on swaps. I'll have to remove anyone had any "no send" ratings.
In brief, then: 3 partners (International) Min. 2 complete how-to directions to each, not requiring special skills or equipment, using fairly easy to find materials
Please spread the word - the more the merrier!
Please let me know if there are any questions!
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