Rebecca and Peta
Selena and Heidi S.
Mizzfixit and Claire **change in partners
Heidi and Melisa
Jane and Laurie
Sarah and Tiffaney
Sara and Kristine (Kristine, do you have a blog, website, or flickr photos I can link???)
Tia and Laura W (Laura, do you have a blog, website, or flickr photos I can link?)
Jen and Maureen (Maureen, do you have a blog, website or flickr photos I can link?)
I am still waiting on word from a couple of people on their blog links to clarify whose website is whose and in addition, I have one latecomer that may join so if that is the case, instead of the last three of us doing a round robin, we will split the threesome up. I will update everyone as soon as I find out about our last person.
We can hardly believe the huge response!! There is a such variety of crafty, thrifty, and creative folks on this list. I think we will have a great swap! I'm so looking forward seeing everyone's goodies
Just a reminder on the rules:
•One craft item in the theme colors
•One thrift item in the theme colors (or if you can't find that one or the other color will suffice.....or if you are really creative, maybe repurpose that item into the swap theme.
•A craft supply (or supplies if they are small) in the them color (ex-fabric, paint, yarn, thread, ribbons, stickers, silk flowers) use your imagination
A lot of times swappers get creative, and throw in some odds n ends, like candy, books, etc...which is fine too if you want to, but it's not neccesary.
Rebecca asked to extend the swap because of her mounting obligations with the wedding coming up so the NEW end date is FEBRUARY 7th.
We want to be sure everyone gets their package on time and keep track of swap until completion, so please use shipping confirmation and send me and your partner the number once your package is shipped. Swaps are a lot of fun if everyone holds up to their commitment, so please be fair to your partner and communicate if you can't ship in time.Keep in mind, if you are shipping internationally, even to Canada, you may want to check with your post office for what may or may not get through the borders so you package does not get delayed (or dismantled!) Communication is key!! Feel free to visit eachother's blog & email to get to know your partner so that you can taylor some of the package to fit their personality & find out what they like and dislike. If you don' thave a digital camera to take pics of your swap package, let your partner know so we can have a pic sent at the end of the swap and perhaps have a Flickr album created. Have fun!! Be creative! May the Pink and Brown force be with you all!!
Reminder, I will email everyone this weekend with your partner information.
**Editors note 1/13/07 We could still use one more partner if anyone else wants to join that way there is an even number. I had to change one partner because she was added to the list inadvertently, so I am still shy one person even though we gained Claire (Welcome, Claire!) :) Please leave a comment if you'd like to join up.
****Note: Everyone should now have received an email from me announcing your partner. Please trade addresses with your partner, and if you don't mind, send Rebecca and I your snail mail addy so we can keep our lists uptodate with everyone's info. The question came up on dollar amount to spend. Rebecca didn't leave me with those guidelines (YIKES, HELP) so I would say chat with your partner and come up with an agreed amount (I would say 20-25 dollars is typical for a swap), more or less depending on what your craft project is. Give your partner a few days to reply back as this is the weekend and some may be away with the long holiday. If you haven't heard from your partner by Wednesday, please email Rebecca and I so we can get up with them!
•1-15-07 Note: Last minute changes to welcome our last swapper to make it an even number swap: Jen from Simply Gigi Designs. She came to us via Sarah at Mama and Jack, so everyone please welcome her and visit her blog :)