Thanks to everyone who volunteered to organize one of the first five swaps here on Lettuce Craft! Now, as swappers, it’s time to vote for the swap or swaps in which you would be interested in participating. Cster members with no negative feedback will be allowed to join three swaps; LC members who were not Cster members and Cster members with “less than perfect” swap records may each join one swap. Everyone is starting out with a clean slate.
In the poll below, I have listed the name of the swap, the number of weeks allowed for crafting time, and the swap organizer. Please keep in mind that all these swaps are going to be starting at the same time and finishing around the same time. Let’s not start out swapping by getting in over our heads! Brief descriptions of each swap can be found below the poll.
You may vote for up to three swaps. Voting for a swap does not obligate you to actually sign up for it, once signups begin.
POLL CLOSES NEXT SUNDAY, and then the organizers of the top five swaps will open signups.
- Effin Birds Swap (5) geekgirl
- Fridge Magnets (3) roler
- Masterboards (3) Lynx2Lancer
- TM Style Patches (3) Cyn-energy
- Prayer Flag (3) Smmarrt
- Go Bananas (4) Mistress Jennie
- Common Ground (4) Bunny1Kenobi
- Color in a Box (4) kittykill
- 4x6 Art Swap (2) Kwality570
- One Tiny Thing (3) Lilyleaper
Effin Birds is an irreverent and silly field guide of birds done in black and white. Google images has lots of examples. Crafters would take this idea and make in their chosen medium. This would be 1 medium item in any medium (fiber, paint, paper, clay, whatever goes). People would be matched based on what medium they like to use vs medium people want to receive.
It would be a 5 week crafting period.
Fridge Magnet Swap. We’d have a three week crafting period, and swap five magnets, at least three of which must be crafted. One or two may be purchased if you prefer. Any medium is fine; in the past we’ve had felt, resin, clay, cross stitch, wood, and more.
Masterboard Swap Send (4) 5x7 masterboards to your partner. That should fit in a 6x9 envelope, and one stamp or stamp plus extra ounce stamp should cover shipping.
Teesha Moore Style Patch Swap swap would be 2 patches, each no larger than 5" in any dimension unless your partner specifies that they are ok with larger patches. 3 weeks to craft.
Prayer Flags We will swap one or two flags with one or two partners, and each participant will be encouraged to make one for themselves. 3 weeks to craft.
Go Bananas Swap 1 Large crafted item OR 3 Small-to-Mediums. Really go crazy crafting lovely things for them. Plus 2 purchased small extras, based on your partners likes. 4 weeks of crafting time.
Common Ground Swap This is where you find things you have in common with your partner and craft with that in mind. 2 mediums or 1 medium and 2 smalls (4 points?). 4 weeks to craft.
Color in a box swap Fill a box with items in the color of your partner’s choice. 4 weeks to craft and gather.
4x6 Art Swap A list of favorite topics and themes will be sent to partners at the end of signup. 2 week crafting period.
One Tiny Thing Craft one tiny thing to send to your partner (no extras!) 3 weeks to craft.