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Main Auction - Crafts and Miscellaneous
imaginarycircus wrote in help_nz

This is the Master Post for Miscellaneous Offerings. Here you can offer up home goods, baked items, gift baskets, chocolates, etc.

To make an offer copy and paste the text in the box below into a comment and fill in the blanks.

To make offers easier to scroll through please place something in the subject line about your offer.

Warning concerning donations: Both the Red Cross NZ and the Salvation Army require a minimum donation of $5.00 NZD ($3.75 USD) Please keep this in mind when offering and bidding.

Minimum bids for the entire auction must be at least $1.00 USD, but bids of less than $5.00 NZD ($3.75 USD) are not accepted by either the Salvation Army or the Red Cross. You may donate less than $5.00 to the NZ Government, by buying an LJ v-gift, or by donating to the RNZSPCA.

You may only donate to our approved list of charities in the links list at right. The choice is up to the donor, though you may consult with your offeror if you wish.

Bidding Rules:

To bid please reply to an offer with a starting bid. All bids must be in USD, and here is a currency converter if you need it. Competing bids must be raised by at least $1.00 USD.

Please do not delete comments or bids. If you have an issue with a bid, please contact a mod at help.nzeq [at] gmail [dot] com or reply to your own bid with an explanation. All questions can be directed here, please use this entry only for offers and bids.

IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING BIDS: The donation sites do NOT automatically convert from USD to NZD. When donating you must first convert your USD bid to NZD or your donate less than you pledged.

Make your bids in USD, but when you go to the charity websites you will be donating in NZD not USD. The exchange rate is roughly $1.00 USD to $1.33 NZD. See the FAQs if you have any more questions.

Handy $ Conversion Chart (amounts are rounded to nearest whole dollar.)

$5.00 USD = $7.00 NZD
$6.00 USD = $8.00 NZD
$7.00 USD = $9.00 NZD
$8.00 USD = $11.00 NZD
$9.00 USD = $12.00 NZD
$10.00 USD = $13.00 NZD
$15.00 USD = $20.00 NZD
$20.00 USD = $27.00 NZD
$25.00 USD = $33.00 NZD
$30.00 USD = $40.00 NZD

Go for it!


Well be taking offers until Friday March 11, 2011 at 12:00pm (noon) US EST (GMT-5). Bidding will end on Sunday March 13, 2011 at 1am US EST (GMT-5).

offer: gift package from China / HK / Taiwan / Italy

username: hesselives
contact info: feel free to PM me or email me at thefieldsofelysium [at] yahoo [dot] com

what i'm offering: gift package of love from China / HK / Taiwan / Italy. ♥

just a little bit about myself: i'm from the States but work for most of the year in Shenzhen, China. it's a fairly new but vibrant and international city. there's everything from antique markets to tea houses to high-end shopping centers. i fly back to the States about once every three to four months via the Hong Kong and Narita airports, so i can definitely pick up anything you can think of that's offered within. and i occasionally stop by Taipei to see extended family, so -- if time allows -- goodies from the jade market and Eslite bookstore will be added in. the package will likely be shipped mid-May, which is when i'll be back in the US. if you're willing to wait until July, i can certainly find a few more gifts from my summer trip to Tuscany.

[ note: i ship internationally! shipping costs are totally covered, so don't worry about it. :) if you have any specific items in mind, i will do my utmost to find them (and ensure that the total value of the package matches the winning donation), but there are no absolute guarantees. please do check your country's customs regulations beforehand, though i don't anticipate any major problems. also, if you want tea / snacks, please let me know of any allergies you might have. ]

starting bid: $1

Re: offer: gift package from China / HK / Taiwan / Italy


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offer: allergy-friendly professionally baked goods!

User name: gelbwax
Email: gelbwax at gmail.com

Examples of my work:
Some breads

What I'm offering: Anything you want. Bread, cake, muffins, cookies, brownies (I make the best brownies in the ENTIRE world, just saying), baguettes, pizza, and more. My specialty lies in creating allergy-friendly foods. I work in a gluten-free bakery, and I also have experience doing dairy-free, nut-free, egg-free, corn-free and more. Give me a food allergy (or two, or five), and I can create you a customized box of that-thing-free baked goods. I will ship internationally, and all costs will be paid by me.

Starting bid: $5.

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Coffee Recipes for $2 NZ extra

This worked well in the QLD flood auction as a bonus offer to anyone donating money through this community, so here we go again!
If you're paying for goods/fic/art or ANYTHING once the auction ends on this comm, and pay an extra $2 NZ or above to charity, I will email you a PDF book full of coffee recipes from a well known coffee place starting with 'S'. This booklet is in PDF format with a front cover, so you can print it and keep it. It has 32 pages full of hot and cold beverages including frappes, macciatos, chai, iced, cider, lattes, cappucinos and smoothies of many flavours. It also has the recipes for different pastries. Altogether there are about 30 drink recipes.

User Name:scribblecat
Email address: save_ferris27 at hotmail dot com
I am offering: A PDF (I'll email it to you) of 32 pages of coffee based recipes. See above.
Additional Info: Once you've made your donation with $2+ NZ extra added please PM or email me your screenshot of your donation, and I'll send it through to you!
Donation Minimum/Number of items offered: $2+ NZ on top of what you donated for your 'main' service/item through either auction or the lightning rounds. Or if you just donated for nothing of course! If you want this only, just make a donation (I think $5+ would be more appropriate if it's by itself via a credit card etc) to an approved charity and show me a screenshot!

Re: Coffee Recipes for $2 NZ extra

We're sorry to see no one bid on your offer. Would you consider moving it to help_japan? Their auction starts Monday. :D

User name: vilakins
Email: vilakins at gmail dot com
Examples of my work: Knitting
What I'm offering: This diagonal-knit scarf, recently knitted by me in pure wool; the colours will suit a guy too. The scarf is 10cm by 2m (4ins by 6.5ft), lovely and warm, never worn.
Starting bid: $10
Fandoms: N/A

Mitts / wristwarmers

User name: vilakins
Email: vilakins at gmail dot com
Examples of my work: Knitting
What I'm offering: Handknitted fingerless mitts of your choice. Pick one of these styles (plain mitts, Rose Tyler's Wolf Bay mitts, ocean wave mitts, or something else of your choice), a yarn type, and colour. I have some lovely self-patterning yarn for the plain ones in three colourways.
Starting bid: $10
Fandoms: N/A

Re: Mitts / wristwarmers

These are so cute!


User name: ctorres
Email: caitrin at ctorres dot org
Examples of my work: On Flickr. (I will try to add more photos there over the next few days, but this is midterms week for me.)
What I'm offering: This hand-woven scarf:

Scarf by ctorres

Click the photo for a larger version. The scarf is 6 inches wide by just over 5 feet long. The yarn is roughly 85% wool and 15% nylon, which makes it machine washable. (Cold water, delicate cycle.) It has thin stripes running lengthwiseof raspberry, orange, aqua, yellow, and deep blue, set against a black weft. It's very lightweight, and would make a nice scarf for spring or fall.

Scarf will be mailed within one week of your donation being made, priority mail with delivery confirmation. I'm happy to ship internationally (outside the US), but it'll probably be first class mail.

Starting bid: $15

Custom Woven Scarf (or other rectangle)

Once more, this time without the borked HTML...

User name: ctorres
Email: caitrin at ctorres dot org
Examples of my work: On Flickr. (I will try to add more photos there over the next few days, but this is midterms week for me.)

What I'm offering: A handwoven scarf, made to your specifications. Thick and heavy? Skinny and lightweight? Striped? Solid? Maybe you want a scarf in your house colors that isn't quite so obviously a Harry Potter scarf? Or maybe you'd prefer something like a few dishcloths or placemats? Let me know what you want, and I'll do my best.

You can see a few photos of things I've made in the past on my Flickr account. There currently aren't any heavier scarves in the photos, but I have made them before and they turned out really well.

If you have something very specific in mind, please PM me before bidding to make sure I'll be able to make what you're hoping for.

If I already have suitable yarn for your scarf or if I can find it locally, I will have it finished and mailed within 6 weeks of your donation being made. If I need to order yarn first, I will aim for 8 weeks or less, but I'll be able to be more specific once I know what you've requested.

Starting bid: $25

Re: Custom Woven Scarf (or other rectangle)

30 USD.

User name: Rayiroth
Email: Dalmasca at gmail dot com
Examples of my work: Cute phone food charms, you say?
What I'm offering: A set of 6 phone charms of your choice. Please check with me first to make sure I have the ones you want! <3
Starting bid: $5
Fandoms: Chibi Food

OMG! They all are soo cute I wouldn't care what ones!

So I say-


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Re: England Care Package OR One batch of homemade fudge

$8 USD (which apparently is ~$11 NZD) for England in a box

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Supernatural: Hand Jewelry

User name: celtic_forest
Email: pm me!
Examples of my work: icon is a small pic of the piece. Full description, pictures, and a little video!
What I'm offering: Silver with glass beads hand jewelry, with a wire-wrapped pentagram as the centerpiece.
Starting bid: $20
Fandoms: supernatural; also wicca, jewelry, fan art

Re: Supernatural: Hand Jewelry


User name: aggiebishop
Email: aettling at knology dot net

What I'm offering: Taking a leaf from previous offerers' books, I'm offering a box full of Italy! I'm a classics major studying in Rome for the semester, although I'll be taking a trip to Campania in April, if there's something you'd like from there. I'll be back in the US by the middle of May, and I'll ship from there (unless the winning bidder is in Europe, in which case I'll send it earlier and from Rome.)

Let me know what you'd like, and I'll do my utmost to get it for you, and I'll try to throw in a few fun surprises besides--matching the size of the package to the amount of your bid, of course.

Starting bid: $15.

a box of my favorite things

username : nyrfan

contact info : pm me with any questions

what i'm offering : a box of my favorite things - books, dvds, and other assorted random things that i like

fandoms : if you're into the nhl, i'll be happy to include any fun stuff i can pick up from the nhl store or msg

starting bid : $10 nz

***the box will not be mailed out until the end of march/beginning of april***

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Hand-sewn leather cover writing journal

User name: abigail89
Email: abigail89@gmail.com
Examples of my work:

What I'm offering: A hand-sewn writing journal with a soft-leather cover. Tie closure. Beading accents. Paper is high-quality writing paper with mulberry paper accents. Made to my specifications, but it will look very much like the photo. Leather edge varies
Starting bid: $5.00US/$7.00NZ
Fandoms: All of them!

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Knitted Fingerless Gloves

User name: zortified
Email: gilafied at gmail
Examples of my work:
knitted mitts on Flickr
Some of my projects on Ravelry
What I'm offering: one pair of knitted fingerless gloves in sock weight or sport weight yarn. I'll knit from my stash; winner will give me color preferences and dislikes. I can send a photo of yarn options if the winner wishes, to choose from. Winner can choose either a cabled, lace, or textured pattern and I will chose something appropriate. Gloves can be made with half-fingers or not. Please note, most of my yarn has wool in it so if you're allergic please PM to see if I have cotton/bamboo in your preferred color.
Starting bid: $5
Fandoms: NA

Edited at 2011-02-28 04:07 pm (UTC)

Re: Knitted Fingerless Gloves

$5! :D

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