Ever done a Reddit Gift exchange?
They run almost constantly and they have a wide variety of themes.
Last summer I signed up for a teacher gift giving one. It was a Secret Santa sort of thing but teachers singed up and were paired with gift givers. The person who sent my package to me was so ridiculously generous. My students were thrilled to get so many neat items. The limit was set at $20 but my Santa clearly went overboard. Even went so far as to send me a cheque when I was surprised at having to pay a bunch of delivery charges.
This is the great pile of goodies I received from my gift giver. She did some online research and found out some things about me to drive her gift collecting.
I packaged up some lovely things to send to my match. I hope she enjoys them as much as I enjoyed mine.
Let’s swap pincushions!
Instead of trying to match up and email people myself I’m going to try Elfster and let the site do it for me. Please head here if you’d like to join in our pincushion swap.
You will create a pincushion with your own hands and ship it away to someone who is sending you a new to you pin cushion as well. How fun!
You can scour Pinterest or Google for some ideas and tutorials.
Sooooo who wants to scrap swap?!
I’ve done a bunch of summer sewing and hope to do even more during the fall so let’s revitalize our stashes!
Leave your name here, make sure there’s an email address/blog/contact info and I’ll find you a buddy.
Sign ups are open until Sunday night, September 22nd, and then I’ll match us all up and let you know Monday who your partner is.
The keep everyone happy guidelines:
– scraps must measure at least 2 inches by 2 inches, there is no maximum size
– scraps must be clean and in usable condition
– scraps can be new fabric or vintage reclaimed pieces
– fabrics should be of relatively the same weight (cotton preferred) to allow for quilting, or mixing with other fabrics and use in the same project
– be ready to send 10-ish ounces to your partner by Monday October 1st.
Swap is open to everyone so please be aware you may be shipping internationally unless you tell me otherwise.
I’ve signed up for this ‘prepare for the cooler weather’ swap that Janee of YellowBirdYellowBeard has thunked up. It sounds like a lot of fun. I have absolutely no idea what I’ll be sending but I’m a sucker for swaps!
Head over to join if you’re into it! Or check out the Flickr group and see what all the fun is about.