A Creative swap?

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by CityGirlintheCountry, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    I know we do egg swaps out the yin yang here, but has anyone ever done a craft swap?

    Me: I offer two pairs of knitted baby booties (and post appropriate pic)
    Swapper 2- I take the booties and offer 4 bars of home made soap (listing flavors and maybe a picture)
    Swapper 3- I take the soap and offer crocheted dishtowels (with picture posted)
    Me: I take the dishtowels and offer tatted Christmas ornaments (with pictures)

    etc, etc, etc

    I'm not exactly sure of the logistics other than to run it like the egg swaps with the giver paying the postage for the thing they are mailing. The problem I can see is value. If one person posted like a quilt of afghan and the takee only offered up a hotpad or something, things could quickly get out of balance. Dunno. It just seemed like it could be fun. There are some incredibly talented people on here and I love handcrafted things.

    Any thoughts on the matter?
     
  2. amyquilt

    amyquilt Serama Mama

    May 17, 2008
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    This is a neat idea!
     
  3. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

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  4. shmooborp

    shmooborp artistic fowlism

    oooo i like it ~~!! lets do it ~ ! sounds kinda like the swaps we had last year [​IMG] so whip us some rules and lets get this partay started ! [​IMG]
     
  5. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i had a cevrolet corvette model 1957
     
  6. buckeye lady

    buckeye lady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like it. Sounds like a fun swap.
    You'll need a rule about approximate value of swap, like maybe item that would go for $10 or less at a craft show/sale.
     
  7. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    its probly worth 15$
     
  8. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    So do we think the swap thread would live under hobbies or under Everything Else Buy/Sell/Trade?
     
  9. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    This sounds like so much fun...too bad I don't have a creative bone in my body!
     
  10. arwmommy

    arwmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would put a $10-20 range on the items, so everyone was getting approx the same value of item. And yes, it would go under BST thread, IMO.
     

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