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#1 of 42 Old 11-28-2001, 12:54 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I know many members are interested in starting a craft swap and the moderators and Cynthia have decided Personal Growth is the place! So let's get it going. I must admit I haven't done one and really don't know what to do....so we need someone to take charge of it and help it get up and running successfully. If anyone wants to volunteer for that duty please step up. Also anyone wanting to participate please post!
Let's see what happens......

I'll be participant number 1.....who's next?
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I'll be happy to set it up Missgrl!

It is so close to the holidays that it would be a good idea for anyone interested to let us know when they can ship their item. We'll go with the consensus, and if we can get it done in December, then GREAT! If you don't think you can get it shipped within a month, why not wait for the next swap?!

I'm in!

Email me with your email address
, also, the name of anyone that you've exchanged with in the past so that we don't duplicate each other!



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Deadline for signup is Sunday, December 2nd. I will Post the matches and email individuals on the 3rd.

Don't know what to craft? Here are some crafts I've seen or sent in the past:
Waldorf style dolls
Bath Goodies (homemade!)
Handpainted Wooden Toys, games
Handmade clothes for children
Handpainted decor for home
Mosiac tile pots
Stain Glass Art
Hand made jewelry
Crocheted Scarves/Hats/Sweaters/whateveR!
Cloth Book
Stationary/Journals etc.
Quilt/Wall hanging

and those are just the ones I can think of off the top of my head! be creative!
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I'll participate this time. I'm a metalsmith (wrought iron & some jewelry), www.kokametalsmiths.com and I have not participated in the past. I can also do some filling in if someone finds that they need to cancel at the last minute.
I'll probably need a reminder at mailing time, either by email or in this forum.
I couldn't get through on LaLa's posted email address.
LaLa,
to contact me
kokairon@clear.lakes.com
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Count me in for the December Craft Circle. I emailed you LaLa.
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Count me in,

I'm ready to mail today

I make waldorf style dolls (and more) but i have several flower fairy dolls ready to go, in wintery colors (red and dk blue) depending on the mail system i could have them to you for holiday giving.
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LaLa I e-mailed you. Please count me in. My stuff is really simple, fabric covered photo albums, Christmas table runners, Dried rose topiary trees...
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Why not?? count me in Lala...I'll e-mail you
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Hey LaLa how many have signed up?
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There are 6-8 so far. It's ok if this is a small swap, it's quality not quanitity! LOL

December is a busy month for many people also. I'll be posting first thing tomorrow!

(are you getting anxious?)
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LaLa, I e-mailed you!
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HERE IT GOES:

Missgrl gives to Saganaga
LeafyLady gives to Onehipmama
OneHipMama gives to LaLa
Saganaga gives to Roses
Roses gives to Missgrl
LaLa gives to StClaire
St Claire gives to LeafyLady



Did I forget anyone? I was going to email you all, but then I realized you can email each other through the website (or use PM's). Let me know if you have trouble using those features or if you can't get in touch with your swap person

bombouski@hotmail.com
Happy Crafting!

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How do we email each other through the website & what are PM's????

LaLa I think I'd prefer if you'd email me Missgrl & Roses email addresses.
Thanks!
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Ok, saganaga, it's sent, anyone else want an email?
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I've emailed St. Claire and onehipmomma through the mothering board system. You do it by clicking on the profile button at the bottom of someone's post. Then you can find a clickable area that says something like email this user.

Also, click the user cp button up in the upper right hand area of the whole page. I didn't even realize that I had private messages waiting there. That is where you can read your private messages and edit your profile.

My email address is up in a previous post in this thread if St. Claire or onehipmomma want to email me directly.
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I got the email addresses, thanks LaLa!
BTW, thanks for organizing this craft circle LaLa!
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Missgrl...I need your e-mail, please You can e-mail it to me at:

rosesroses25@hotmail.com

My internet service is down for a week and a half, (only, I hope) but I will be checking in when I get a chance at my mother's house. I would really like to get your craft done befor Christmas, so send me your likes and dislikes while your at it.....Thanks
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Roses,
E-mailed you!
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stClaire,
Yours in already in the mail! LOL I work fast sometimes!
I was excited to get it to you right away, so I worked on it during dds naps and at night to finish up
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Roses,
I'm getting your craft in the mail today, I was anxious to get it done.

Missgrl,
I tried emailing you, just curious to know if you got my email.
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Leafylady, yours is all packed up in its box to be mailed tommorow.
laLa, i'm feeling the anticipation
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I've got my box packed up and ready to send out to onehipmama tomorrow. It is exciting! I was kind of worried- not knowing exactly what type of work to send and how much.
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Wow! You women are fast workers. I must admit that I have been disillusioned by past Mothering craft swaps... many people never receiving crafts (me included in one such swap). (When I did receive crafts, however, they were the most incredible creations, so it all evened out for me in the end. Plus, the giving was the best part).

Anyway, I am impressed with this bunch. I hope the swaps run just a smoothly in the future.

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Roses--I e-mailed you a few days ago.....did ya receive it?

Saganaga--e-mailed you back!
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LaLa,

When i came home and saw the package waiting for me i was sooo excited and was finally able to open it i reached my hand in there and kept pulling out more and more cool bath and body stuff and handmade stationary...i thought it would never end. Thank you so much. I can't wait for the next swap

Leafylady,

I mailed yours out last Friday (regular mail), so it should be there soon .
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Saga...The cards are fantastic! I love them...received them today..e-mailed you.

Missgrl...yes! I got your e-mail and hopefully will get your craft done this weekend, so you can have it by Christmas.

I'm back on-line with a different service, for now.
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Thank you LeafyLady!!!

Guess what I got today?!?! I was so excited to get your package. i am thrilled to bits


I am so grateful to have received such wonderful ornaments! I am just stunned. I love them!

I must say that my DS loved the egg cartons LOL!!! He pulled them out of the box and then put them back in for about half an hour. So for that alone I am so grateful LOL!! I got to tidy the kitchen


Thanks again!

Love,
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Saganaga,
I tried to mail your craft out on Tuesday--but encountered major technical difficulties. I'll explain what I mean after you get it!
I'm attempting now to repackage it and get it out!
Sorry it's taken so long!
Missgrl

Roses----haven't heard from you in several days! Just checking up!
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St. Claire, I got the Fairy Waldorf Doll today!! It's wonderful! I know you mentioned about using it for a holiday gift, but now that I've got it, I think I'll just have to keep it.
Thank You I didn't recognize your name on the package and sat there wondering about this unknown package for about 5 minutes. Then I finally realized that it was the Craft Swap and opened it quickly.

Onehipmama,
I'm surprised the package got to you so quickly and I'm glad that you like the ornaments. I'm going to have to try giving those egg cartons to my ds, if they kept your son occupied for thirty minutes. By the way, there is a playdough recipe on the egg carton label, which I haven't tried yet, but will soon. Kids always love the packing materials best!

-Leafylady
p.s. Keep me on the list for the next craft swap. The anticipation and surprise is lots of fun.
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Saganaga--
I tried to e-mail you today but it was returned. I used the same email address that I have used each time i've mailed you and they have never been returned.
Just wanted to let you know that your craft was mailed out today!
Hope you enjoy it!
Let me know when you receive it so I'll know it got there safe and sound!

Roses----still haven't heard from you in awhile!!!!! Everyone's getting their craft...I want to see what I get! Please get back with me!

Thanks ladies,
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onehipmama,
The welcome decor is beautiful! Thank you so much!


I love it!
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