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Old 03-27-2014, 06:00 AM   #2041
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Hi. My name is Terri and I am an FEaholic.

My cruise is not until April 2015, but have already gone OVERBOARD with FE gifts/trinkets. Of course I am not aware how many cabins we will be taking care of (My SIL and I are doing this for our family of 9 going on the cruise), but have already bought for every age range. My SIL is sharing some of the trinkets with me(more like goodie bag stuff) and we each are doing our own handmade gift for the cabin (she is doing door magnets, I am a mixture of stuff with only a few of each type of item instead of same gifts for everyone).

We each are buying 2 Ikea organizer wall hangs for our families (SIL, DH, son, daughter; myself, DH, DS) and then personalizing them (neither of us sew so we will do iron on stuff and lots of glue gun goo).

It's so hard to decide on things as there are SO many ideas out there! I will definitely need to go on another cruise to use it all up! Or, put tons of stuff in my ward's treat box at work.

Anyone else having this problem?

Hi Teri, not sure what the problems is. That you're excited? That you can't decide what type of FE you should make? That you're buying gifts now? Lol. When you know that there's something exciting coming it's had to just sit back and relax. I only started getting REALLY excited when my final payment came up just a few weeks ago. Now I'm kind of hoping that I don't run out of time to get everything done before July! I've got most of my gifts bought and have decided what type of FE I'm making. Now I'm just waiting to book my shore excursions, so I kinda feel like you do right now. As for the extra gifts, that might be your sign to stop buying more
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Old 03-31-2014, 10:32 PM   #2042
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Teri....there's no harm in going overboard! I certainly did on our cruise last month BUT don't forget about transporting and delivering the gifts! I had more than 1 suitcase full of FE gifts and I spent several hours of cruise time organizing and delivering the gifts. Glad I was on the Magic since it's not so far to walk from forward to aft! I'll definitely do the FE AGAIN ON OUR NEXT CRUISE (January 2015) but I'll definitely scale back this time! Have fun!
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Old 04-03-2014, 01:19 PM   #2043
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I don't want to sound dense, but we're booked on a July 2015 cruise. How do we get together for FE trades for our specific cruise?

We are newbs, hardcore newbs.
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Old 04-03-2014, 07:22 PM   #2044
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I don't want to sound dense, but we're booked on a July 2015 cruise. How do we get together for FE trades for our specific cruise? We are newbs, hardcore newbs.
No worries! We have all been there.

There should be a thread on the boards for your cruise date (it may be a little too soon for 2015 depending on when, so keep looking or start one!)

Usually someone on the list starts a sign up, so be sure to message them and check to make sure you are on the list as updates are provided. Depending in the size of the group who wants to exchange, the list may get split into two.

In any case, you will get a list of the participants in your exchange and their cabin numbers. Anytime during the cruise, you make your deliveries to the different cabins. Just leave the item or items in the fish extender that hangs from the fish clip outside the door of the stateroom. They will do the same for you, too.

If you are interested in meeting people, some cruises organize an informal get together so that everyone who has been chatting on DIS can meet face to face.

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Old 04-06-2014, 11:57 AM   #2045
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FE width

Does FE have to be under a certain width? We are making ours using a nursery items due to the material being what I needed to create the themed FE. I may make a different one for our next cruise but I am slightly worried it may be to wide and I can't find the sizes I saw before. THANK YOU!!!! First time FE, Third time DCL and loving it!!!!
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Old 04-23-2014, 09:29 PM   #2046
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Good Idea!

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I ordered mine from Pixie Dusted Stitches. She makes them with separate pockets so I can add or remove pockets as needed! LOVE it!
This is a great idea! Especially if you are still trying to expand your family (or bringing others with you in your cabin).
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Old 04-25-2014, 08:05 PM   #2047
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What kinds of stuff do you put into a FE?
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Old 04-25-2014, 08:13 PM   #2048
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There's a great FB group here with pictures of lots of FE gifts given and received: https://www.facebook.com/groups/512087638849143/
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Old 04-25-2014, 09:55 PM   #2049
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This might help! I wrote it recently about FEs.
http://theadultsideofdisney.com/some...-katy-melcher/
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This might help! I wrote it recently about FEs. http://theadultsideofdisney.com/some...-katy-melcher/
Loved the article!!! We live FE's!!! We don't sail until next May but I have already been purchasing FE gifts. Later I'll order the FE on Etsy!
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Loved the article!!! We live FE's!!! We don't sail until next May but I have already been purchasing FE gifts. Later I'll order the FE on Etsy!
Thanks! FEs are so fun!
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Does FE have to be under a certain width? We are making ours using a nursery items due to the material being what I needed to create the themed FE. I may make a different one for our next cruise but I am slightly worried it may be to wide and I can't find the sizes I saw before. THANK YOU!!!! First time FE, Third time DCL and loving it!!!!
this might help

It shows the dimensions of our FE plus a lot of photos of FE gifts we received from a couple past cruises.

http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=872
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Old 04-29-2014, 09:44 AM   #2053
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Didn't know about this on our last cruise. So glad I've done more research this time!
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I am signed up for the 9/26 Wonder cruise and really excited to participate in the FE. I wanted to show my FE that I am still working on. I have to tweak the lettering and add the top bar. It's still wet (I spray painted it). I didn't use a pattern just made sure it was not too wide. I had fun making it and now thinking about other possible themes for other FE.

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Hi. My name is Terri and I am an FEaholic. My cruise is not until April 2015, but have already gone OVERBOARD with FE gifts/trinkets. Of course I am not aware how many cabins we will be taking care of (My SIL and I are doing this for our family of 9 going on the cruise), but have already bought for every age range. My SIL is sharing some of the trinkets with me(more like goodie bag stuff) and we each are doing our own handmade gift for the cabin (she is doing door magnets, I am a mixture of stuff with only a few of each type of item instead of same gifts for everyone). We each are buying 2 Ikea organizer wall hangs for our families (SIL, DH, son, daughter; myself, DH, DS) and then personalizing them (neither of us sew so we will do iron on stuff and lots of glue gun goo). It's so hard to decide on things as there are SO many ideas out there! I will definitely need to go on another cruise to use it all up! Or, put tons of stuff in my ward's treat box at work. Anyone else having this problem?
The ikea hangers are GREAT! I don't sew either, but it's amazing what a hot glue gun and an iron can do

Here's mine on the Fantasy last December:
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