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Hey Plushkateers!!

Looking for a project for the summer? Read on!
This is now the THIRD year PAWP has been running, and it is all thanks to our friend BunnyStark :D
For this project to work, you need to know every rule by heart! So make sure you take the time to read everything :)


:star: What is PAWP? :star:
PAWP is a fun and exciting way to make new friends, improve sewing skills and get souveniers from places we may never visit!!

:star: But how?! :star:
By making a small plushie to send to other Plushie-Database members from around the globe, to collect flags from their countries or states!!

:star: What do I need to do? :star:
:bulletred: Make a small plushie. No bigger than a postcard and as flat as possible, to save money on Postage and Packaging!!
:star:To participate in PAWP, you MUST submit a picture of your PAWP plush to the PAWP folder in the gallery so no 'illegal' plushies are sent and so others know what they will be recieving.
:bulletorange: Write a little note saying who the plush is from and where to send it back to.
:bulletyellow: Make a handful of little flags of your country or state. You will sew these onto the plushies you recieve from other members!!
:bulletgreen: Add your name onto the Participant's List and choose who you'd like to send your plushie to! Then send that participant a note asking if it is ok to send it to them!! If they say no, don't take offence, some participants may want to only send and recieve from their country.
:bulletblue: Once you have your destination, say goodbye to plushie and wait for them to come back to you sporting a lovely flag :D
:bulletpurple: You may join in any time you wish!

This means you will be sending your full name and address to other people. Please get permission if you are underage or if you are not the primary homeowner.

It is advised that you send plushies in a padded envelope rather than a box as it is much cheaper to send!!

:star: Sending Methods :star:
The 'one-at-a-time' method
:bulletred: Make plushie, etc. (see above).
:bulletorange: Pick someone to send to, and have them accept.
:bulletyellow: Send plushie and note the club, telling me who you sent to (so if it goes missing, we can go from there).
:bulletgreen: Plushie will get sent back to you with added flag.

The 'chain' method'
:bulletred: Make plushie, etc. (see above).
:bulletorange: Pick several destinations, message all of them and have them accept.
:bulletyellow: You send to person 1 and note the club, telling me who you sent to (so if it goes missing, we can go from there)..
:bulletgreen: Person 1 adds their flag, then sends to person 2.
:bulletblue: Person 2 adds their flag, then sends to person 3.
:bulletpurple: This continues until the plushie has collected flags from all people involved, it is then returned to you.
:bulletpink: If you are part of the chain (e.g. Person 2, Person 3, etc.) please also send a note to the group telling me who you're sending to after you've sent it.

It is up to you which method you choose, but please remember some senders will not send out of their country, so make sure you understand this before attempting the chain method!

:star:SPEED!:star:
:bulletred: It is VERY important to sew your flag onto your received plushies and send them back AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. You must let the original owner know that you have sent their plushie back to them, or to the next destination.


:star: When I recieve a plushie, can I send other things back with it? :star:
Of course you can!! Just keep in mind the cost of Postage and Packaging :)
If you live near a landmark or interesting place, it might be nice to include a picture of the plushie next to it, but it's entirely up to you :)

:star: Wanna join, but don't have time to make a plush of your own? :star:
You can just join in with the recieving if you wish!!

:star: Rules :star:
:bulletred: The plushie MUST make its way back to the original owner once it has been on its travels. Failure to return the plushie, or pass it on to its' next destination will get you BANNED from the group. We do not tollerate thieves.
:bulletorange: When recieving a plushie, please have respect for it. Haha,  what I mean is, for example, don't sew a flag over one of its eyes, don't draw on it, don't let your baby brother play with it!! Simply sew  on the flag, and send it back to its' original destination :)
:bulletyellow: Please remember that some people have pet allergies, please don't let your pets anywhere near the plushie :)
:bulletgreen: Please try to open packages containing plushies carefully and seal shut again with strong tape!! This way we can try to use the same packaging again and again to avoid spending loads of cash on packaging! Of course, if you think the packaging needs replacing, please do so :)
:bulletblue: Please pass plushies on as quickly as you can! We want to get around the world by the end of summer!!
:bulletpurple: If you NEED to drop out (due to lack of funds, personal problems etc.) please let me know IMMEDIATELY so we can get you off the list :)
:bulletpink: Please be aware that there may be a small chance of your plushie getting lost in the mail (it happened to me last year, but she showed up eventually!!) so please don't send anything valuable!!

:star: Some of last year's PAWP plushies :star:

PlushieAroundTheWorldProject by AshFantasticScottish Bee the Rat by Soggy-WolfieMail the Traveler "Before" by Bleblebob
Notice how small and flat they are! Perfect for cheap travelling!!
Link to the PAWP plushies!!


I think that's everything... I hope this all makes sense!!
If you'd like to ask anything, please get in touch!!
I hope you want to join in!!
Thanks go to BunnyStark for the WONDERFUL idea :D

:heart: Ash xx
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:iconstarshine925:
starshine925 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
sorry for all these comments, but btw i just realised thats its not summer where u live sorry. its summer where i live
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starshine925 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
how do i put it up and stuff???
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:iconstarshine925:
starshine925 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
awesome! can i participate now?
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:iconknittywitty:
knittywitty Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Such a great idea! I wish I had participated!
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lexiepoo15 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
Has anyone reported any foul play by handing out personal information?
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:iconashfantastic:
AshFantastic Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nope, not yet...
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:iconlexiepoo15:
lexiepoo15 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
Oh, ok! :D
My family is worried about that...
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:iconlexiepoo15:
lexiepoo15 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
What is the end date for this? I don't think that I can participate this year, are you guys going to do it next year?
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:iconashfantastic:
AshFantastic Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It usually ends around September when everyone goes back to school/college/uni :) It's annual so we do it every year :)
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:iconlexiepoo15:
lexiepoo15 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Cool! Perhaps I'll do it next year then. :D
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What-A-Stitch-Up Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hi everyone,

Today I posted the next blog post in my series following the progress of plushies taking part in the Plushies Around the World Project [link] run by the Plushie Database [link]

This time it features a cute little bird from Canada, made by xTwistedHeartPlushX [link]

We had lots of fun together, including seeing the Olympic torch as passed through my town, and winning a shiny gold medal. :D

[link]

Safe travels plushies!
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:iconwhat-a-stitch-up:
What-A-Stitch-Up Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Check out the hot air balloon sent to me by KimmiJe! It's amazing! [link]
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:iconlisining:
LiSiNing Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
where do I submit a picture of my plushie?
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:iconashfantastic:
AshFantastic Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The link is in this journal, but here it is again:
[link]
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:iconlisining:
LiSiNing Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I just submitted it, thanks for all the help!
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:iconwhat-a-stitch-up:
What-A-Stitch-Up Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hi guys,

I had a visit from one of the travelling plushies on the Plushies Around the World Project (PAWP), sent to me my MetalTheHedgehog [link]

Here's what my new little friend got up to [link]

I need some help identifying some of the flags that were already on the plushie! Help!
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What-A-Stitch-Up Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hi everyone,

Just thought I'd mention that I plan use my blog [link] to track the progress my plushie [link] makes on his travels as he takes part in the Plushies Around the World Project [link] I'd also like to post pictures of the plushies sent to me from others (with their creators permission, of course!)
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:iconsailorminimuffin:
SailorMiniMuffin Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
What a creative and great idea! I can't wait to participate! :)
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:iconprincessofsnow:
PrincessOfSnow Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that's really cool, too bad I don't have enough time :(
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:iconmollydollies:
MollyDollies Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
It's a yearly project, so maybe you can join in next year if you can't this summer.
It's lots of fun, seeing other peoples' creations up close before sending them off again! :)
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:iconprincessofsnow:
PrincessOfSnow Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hope that's possible :)
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:iconlykaios-avery:
Lykaios-Avery Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Does it have to be a patch? 'Cause I have these great little (1cmx2cm) flag pins... Of course, I can do patches too.
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:iconashfantastic:
AshFantastic Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It would be better if it were patches, just because it's entirely hand made then :)
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:iconsuzika-suz:
Suzika-suz Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What if you have absolutely no idea where your doll currently is haha and have moved like three times in the last 2 years since it started?
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:iconashfantastic:
AshFantastic Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Proooooobably give up on that one and make a new one :)
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:iconsuzika-suz:
Suzika-suz Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awww gutted lol but excuse to sew more lol XD
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:iconkubulu:
Kubulu Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
o3o I wanna make a chain plushie
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:iconpilvi91:
Pilvi91 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
omg I really want to do this now Do I have to have the finished plushie before I sign up?
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:iconashfantastic:
AshFantastic Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You don't have to finish your plushie first, but try and get one made ASAP so you can join in :)
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:icondeserbra:
Deserbra Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
This is amazing idea, but, huh, Russian Post...
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:iconashfantastic:
AshFantastic Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aww, is it bad in Russia? :hmm:
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:icondeserbra:
Deserbra Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
Awful. I'm waiting my mail from the town in few kilometers to arrive for two months already.
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:iconashfantastic:
AshFantastic Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aww, that's terrible :(
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:iconalietje:
Alietje Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
sounds like fun :eager:
so in the end you have your one plush with tons of flags sewed onto it?
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:iconashfantastic:
AshFantastic Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's right :D
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:iconblackmagedark:
BlackMageDark Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
So excited!
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:iconmollydollies:
MollyDollies Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
Question - I gave Gnomey to my mother, since he fits her "Wood Sprite" theme in her cabin. Are we expected to send the same plushes or can I add a new one?
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:iconashfantastic:
AshFantastic Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sure you can send a new one :D
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:iconmollydollies:
MollyDollies Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
Cool, thanks :)
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:iconangelandchangeling:
AngelAndChangeling Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've never done this before- how long does it typically last?
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:iconashfantastic:
AshFantastic Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
We do it all summer long :)
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:iconangelandchangeling:
AngelAndChangeling Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool. I'll try to get something put together.
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Flemmliplush Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Man. I have to really thing about this. It seems really fun. ^u^.
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:iconashfantastic:
AshFantastic Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's very exciting :D
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:iconnaoru:
Naoru Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
wow, what a fantastic idea! I'd LOVE to take part in that next year, I dont have enough free time to take part this year :(
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:iconashfantastic:
AshFantastic Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ahh, well it'll be running again next year :) It's a #Plushie-Database tradition :D
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:iconmisa-chu:
Misa-chu Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
This sounds really cool! When is the deadline for signing up?
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:iconashfantastic:
AshFantastic Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's all summer long :D
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:iconmisa-chu:
Misa-chu Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Okay.^^
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:iconstupidityreignspro:
StupidityReignsPro Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Can i be put on the list under my :iconluluchan16: account?
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