Welcome to the STS (Shop the Swap) 2023 Fall Market Discussion @irid3sc3nt will be hosting this round with @gozer as moderator
Big thanks to @bluebird for hosting last year!
This swap will be USA only. I apologize to the international LC swappers. If you would like to organize your own, please do! You can contact @gozer for a spreadsheet to keep track of points. You can always ask for a personal swap as well.
This year the STS will be a little shorter.
Signups will run 9/1 (Fri) through 9/15 (Fri)
Set up your shop no later than 9/17 (Sun) Claims accepted from when you’ve set up your shop through TBD (probably 10/14)
Last call (over/under) is TBD (prob 10/15 to 10/20)
I started the discussion early so people can think about what they want to craft this summer while laying on the beach.
Shops start with at least FIVE (5) finished, handcrafted items for the other swappers to choose from. THREE (3) of these finished, handcrafted items must be new items to this round and not have been offered before in a prior round of the STS.
The scale is from 1-5 points for each.
I am excited for this! I already have some notebooks made, and I plan to make some more. If anyone has a subject matter they would like made, let me know. It’s commitment-free.
I am working on something else as we speak, but I haven’t posted it yet.
Oh, heeeeeey. This seems like the kind of swap discussion where interested parties might be eligible for the Peek Behind The Curtain Challenge! It’s all about making topics for the projects you’ve made between January 2020 and April 2 2023, but haven’t shared in their own post!
I’ve got my wheels turning already! Now that i know what to expect, I’m hoping to have some new and improved items this go round!
I’d be interested @gozer (or anyone for that matter) in art journals.
Maybe some more crocheted or knitted slipper socks?
Speaking of crocheted, I’m hoping to get back into that.
Oooh, good idea @irid3sc3nt! I think I’ll be keeping the grab “bag” envelopes in mind to put up for grabs! I reallllly need to de-stash some crafty things. My interests are changing so instead of holding onto things this would be a great idea for that!
Speaking of cats! @gozer@irid3sc3nt , You two (and a few others) have me now on the look out for cute kitty stuff! lol I just had a fantastical idea for this STS! I’ll share later once I figure it out!
OOh! I’m so excited for this one. I’ll have some monster mouth keychain holders, scrappy sewn journal covers and other miscellaneous items that I can think of making. I need to start a list of items to get started on too.
I’ll probably make some stamps again. Maybe some general ones for envelopes like “Do not bend”, etc.
I can get more serious after this month is over. For my fortieth birthday at the end of this month I’m placing four geocaches, so I’ve been working on getting those ready: scouting location, readying containers, acquiring swag, etc.
I am 100% in again. I’ll definitely have more fabric scrappy things and purses, for sure. I already have one crocheted baby/lap size blanket in the box and another in progress. I should see if I have the supplies to do more memory wire suncatchers, too.
Things I always love - mug rugs, scarves, hats, I need a car trash container, kitchen towels, cute amigurumi, notecards, anything I can give away as a Christmas present.
Oh! I work with all guys. Anything I could give away as holiday gifts to them.