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AMIGURUMI SWAP!

 

 

General Swap Requirements: Each swapper is required to send one crocheted amigurumi.

Swap Dates: This swap starts 1 MARCH 2014 and ends 15 APRIL 2014. All packages must be received by the ending date, so the mailing deadline for this exchange is 8 APRIL 2014. All packages MUST be in the mail by 8 aPRIL 2014 (mailing deadline).

 

Remember: Crochetville admin limits Villagers to two swaps at one time. If you are already signed up for two swaps, one must be completed before the Amigurumi Swap starts for you to be eligible to swap. See the Swap Guidelines. A swap will count as completed if you have mailed your final package and delivery confirmation information shows your package has been received OR your swap partner has posted a thank-you in the swap thread.

GUIDELINES:

Here are the rules. Please read them thoroughly before signing up.

1. Please submit a survey if you want to participate in this exchange. (See second post for Survey information.) Surveys should be emailed to the swap coordinator, DesertCrocheter, at patrysia_520 AT msn DOT com. Please list the swap name in the subject line. You will receive a confirmation email when your survey is received, and your username will be added to the list of swappers posted below. Surveys can be submitted until noon Eastern zone DST (New York City) on 28 February 2014. N.B.: Please do not send your survey as attachment--attached surveys always make my msn account freeze! Please cut and paste the survey in the body of your message.

2. It is not required that you answer all the questions on the survey (except for name, address, and Crochetville nickname), but it is a good way for your partner to know your other preferences: favorite color, allergies, etc. If you have been in a recent swap, you may want to let the hostess know who your swap partner was, so you are not accidentally teamed again (this has happened).

3. By submitting a swap survey, you agree to follow all Swap Guidelines and general forum guidelines. Please note—there is now a new requirement re: digital patterns.

4. Partner assignments will be e-mailed to you on 1 March 2014. Packages must be POSTMARKED BY 8 April 2014. **Proof of shipping is required whenever it is available (see Swap Guidelines for details), and the delivery confirmation number must be emailed or PM'd to the swap coordinator.** All packages should be received by the end of the swap on 15 April 2014.

5. E-mail the coordinator, DesertCrocheter at patrysia_520 AT msn DOT com, when you receive your partner information at the start of the swap, and when you send and receive your exchange item(s) so that she can keep record of who sent and received. Do not PM her through Crochetville. This is in addition to posting to the swap thread that you mailed or received your assigned partner and your packages. Lots of messages are posted to the swap thread daily. Please don’t make the swap coordinator go through all those messages to see if you sent/received your package!!! Remember, these emails are now required of all Crochetville swappers. Failure to do so will result in the accumulation of reputation points.

6. Please thank your partner for their thoughtfulness when you receive your package. It will make his or her day. **Thank-you’s MUST be posted on the swap thread, but you can post links to your blog for photos, etc., if you choose. Thank-you’s are REQUIRED!!**Please also thank your partner personally with a private email, as well as a post to the swap thread. The private thank-you lets your partner know that their package has been received, and the public thank-you lets the other swappers know what you received and adds to everyone’s enjoyment of the exchange. Both public and private thank-you’s are required.

7. Make sure your postage and receiver's address are correct before mailing. Mark your package with Crochetville Stocking Stuffer Swap. Do not forget that delivery confirmation (or other proof of shipping) is required whenever it is available, and the delivery confirmation must be emailed to the swap coordinator. This provides proof of mailing in case your package is lost during transit.

8. If you have a problem with your partner or an item you receive, please DO NOT post complaints to the swap board. Please PM or email the swap coordinator privately.

9. If your package is not postmarked by the Mailing Deadline of 8 April 2014, you will be subject to the consequences listed in theSwap Guidelines. Please contact the swap coordinator BEFORE the mailing deadline passes if there is a problem.

10. Since we are an international group, everyone is more than welcome to participate. That means that your exchange partner may live across the world and packages may take longer to arrive and cost more to ship. Keep this in mind when mailing items.

11. Most importantly, have fun! Happy Swapping!!


IMPORTANT DATES:


February 28: survey deadline
April 8: mailing deadline
April 15: end of swap

 

 

 

* Information for All Crochetville Swaps *

While you are required to read and understand the entire 2013 guidelines and the Copyright/Trademark Guidelines for Swaps in order to participate in a swap, the following major points are reminders. 

Eligibility: To participate in any Crochetville swap, you must be at least 18 years old and have achieved Villager membership level. For complete details, see Who is eligible to participate in a swap? 

* Swap Limit: You may participate in a maximum of two swaps at one time at Crochetville. For complete details, see How many swaps may I join at one time?

* Any Swap Problems? Contact your Swap Hostess as soon as possible. For complete details, see Swap Problems. 

* To Avoid Receiving Negative Points and/or Revocation of Swap Privileges: 
For complete details about negative points, see What actions could cause me to receive negative points? 
For complete details about revocation of swap privileges, see What actions could cause me to have my swap privileges revoked?

 

 

  • The items you send must meet at least the minimum requirements of the swap.
  • Within one week of receiving your partner assignment/survey from your Swap Hostess, post in the swap thread saying that you have received your partner.
  • Mail your swap package by the POSTMARK-BY deadline given in your swap.
  • When mailing your swap package, get a delivery confirmation (DC) number or other proof of mailing AND, within one week of mailing, send your DC or other proof of mailing to your Swap Hostess. If you are unable to obtain proof of mailing, still contact your Swap Hostess to say you have mailed but could not get proof of mailing.
  • Within one week of receiving your swap package from your swap partner, post a thank you to your partner in the swap thread.
  • You are expected to respond promptly to swap-related messages (PM/Private Message or email) from your Swap Hostess or Crochetville Administrators.

* Privacy Information: Your privacy is always very important to us at Crochetville. The information you submit for a swap is never used nor shared for any purpose other than the swap you are joining. The information you provide to your Swap Hostess on your swap survey is provided to your assigned swap partner(s). This information may also be provided to the Swap Coordinator and Crochetville Administrators (AmyS and Donna) for the purposes of swap coordination only. If necessary, and with your prior permission, survey information may also be provided to a Swap Angel sending an Angel Package (that is, a Crochetville member sending a replacement for a swap package not received). Your personal contact information (name, email address, mailing address) may also be used to obtain any specific items you have requested (gift certificate, digital pattern through Ravelry, etc.).

 

 

 

Edited by DesertCrocheter

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There are literally thousands of amigurumi patterns available. Please fill in as much information as you can, and/or email your partner to discuss exactly what kinds of ami you'd be interested in receiving.

 

 

Amigurumi Swap

What is your full name (for mailing purposes only), and C'ville nickname?

 

Email address for swap information?

What is your mailing address?

Do you have any allergies? (Smoke, certain scents, food items, cats/dogs, wool, etc)?

Do you, or anyone in your household, smoke?

Can you exchange with a smoker?

Do you have cats/dogs, or other pets?

 

Can you ship to an international partner?


What are your favorite colors? Are there any colors you don't like?

Is there a certain kind of amigurumi you would most like to receive? Please check all the types you like.

 Animal         Food        Human       Mythological (e.g. unicorn)    Monster  

 Other or please specify (e.g., cat or dog breed, balloons, ninja, etc.)

 

Would you like a themed ami? (E.g. graduation ami, bridal ami, holiday-themed ami)          

What sort of project(s) do you enjoy crocheting? Are there any types of projects that you don't like to make? Please be specific.

What sort of yarn do you like to work with when making your favorite sort of project(s)? (examples: acrylic, natural fiber, worsted weight, lighter weights, thread, etc)

What other crafts besides crochet do you enjoy, if any?

What type of hooks do you like? (boye, bates, bamboo, etc)

Have you participated in a swap at C'ville before? Which ones? Are you currently already signed up for two exchanges?

What extra goodies do you enjoy? (tea, coffee, cocoa, etc -- these aren't required items for this swap, but this info is useful if your partner wishes to send some extras).

Have you read all of the swap rules, both for this specific swap and the general swap guidelines? And do you agree to follow these rules?

Anything else you want your partner to know?

Anything you want the exchange coordinator to know such as being related to a particular member? (This information is removed before survey information is sent to your partner. It's kept private and confidential).

Edited by DesertCrocheter

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This is my first time hosting the ami swap, and I'm very excited! There are thousands of adorable patterns out there! So, if you want a little ami to sit near your computer to keep you company, an ami keychain, or a little toy for your child, come join the ami swap! 

 

Reserved for Participant List

 

#1CrochetFan

Bailey4

beckyb

jessicali

kraftynkrazy

MissyAnn

Skoggy

TampaDoll

Edited by DesertCrocheter

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I'll be up for this one. There is only 2 swaps I'm participating in this year and this is one of them :)

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Yea, ladies! I have to confess I've only made one so far, and it turned out way bigger than it should have. But I saw a book recently that had really cute birds in it, and then there are the dog breed amis, which I've also fallen in love with. But I'm on a strcit budget this year because my second job fell through, so I have to review my cotton yarns to see if I have enough of a selection to be able to accommodate someone's preferences.

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Okay, ladies, partners are assigned! Get out your hooks and yarn and thinking caps and let your creativity fly! I was so happy to see people answering the revamped portion about type of ami desired with very specific information. I suspect we're going to see a lot of little monsters this year!

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#1CrochetFan, I look forward to getting to know you better!! I have an idea of your aim, just have to get it in motion!!

 

Replied to your email

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Tampa Doll and I have been in touch! :yay

Hey Maryjo! Can't wait to swap with you again x

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Hi Bailey4,  I  received your email.  Will get in touch with you soon.  I'm looking forward to getting to know you.

I'm busy looking for the perfect ami for you.

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I'm new to the AMI world.  I've been checking  out patterns and I'm getting confused.  How big are amis?  I've seen them small (which is what I thought Amis were) but some are 12-18 inches tall.  Isn't that too big?  Thanks for the help.

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They come in all shapes and sizes.  It depends on the person.  For my niece's children I try not to go too big because her space is limited.  For other family members they prefer a little larger ones for their little ones.  For me I like them in all sizes. :yes

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How's everyone doing?  I have been wading through patterns online and looking for that perfect new friend for beckyb.  Usually with amis I like to design my own, but I am thinking of using an existing pattern this time.  There is SO much out there to choose from!!!  I'm not saying which patterns I am leaning toward for Becky, but I thought I would share some super cute things I found on Ravelry.

 

THESE ARE ALL FREE CUTIES!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Has anyone else found a cute pattern they want to share?

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