Thursday, February 5, 2009

Lets vote for our next swap :)


Ok I am going to put a pole up on my blog for the next swap .. You will have 4 things to choose from. So lets vote and you.... my little swappers will decide what you want our April swap to be :) I am going to throw out 4 ideas.... Plus I want to do an apron swap in April also :) Details on that later ;)

1. A Siggy quilt block exchange... 12... 12X12 blocks so we can each make a lap quilt :) Blocks and self address envelope to me. I will divide them. (you sign the center block) I will post instructions if this idea is chosen.
This is what a siggy block looks like ;)

2. A handcrafted Cloth Doll... I have a PDF for a fun one we can use ;) Or I could take suggestions on the doll pattern..but I would like us all to make the same style :)
I would love for us to make simple cute Annie's :)
Here is the Annie that I had in mind ;)

I will send everyone the PDF for her...........

If that is what wins the votes for our next swap:)


This is one of the patterns featured on Creative Living with Sheryl Borden


3. A handcrafted Back Pack with small pouches to put in it.

4. Recycle a Dress or Long skirt into an Apron... Everything used must be up cycled... Embellishments included... Only new item Thread. Now this is my kind of fun :)
So theses are my ideas... lets have some fun and vote on the one you want :)

Also I am going to hold a Christmas in July Ornament swap... it will be 10 handmade ornaments. You can start on those now... I will Post the sign ups the last of May :) I think I will hold this swap as follows... you make your items and ship them to me... There will be a fee to sign up through my pay pal or check/money order when you send the items out to me... The fee is so I can re-ship the items out to everyone. I was in one where the Hostess requested $20.00 and it was lots of fun. I didn't mind sending the extra money because you received some really wonderful items back. I think there will be a limit on the amount of swappers... I think it will be limited to 30. So it will be first come first served on the ornament swap. Then the last part of August I am going to hold a Halloween Swap the same way...with handcrafted Halloween Items/Ornaments... so keep an eye out!!! I am still going to hold apron swaps too!!!! Not to leave out my apron lovers!!! I just like to try new things... Keep the excitement and fun coming all year round :)

11 comments:

AwtemNymf said...

You know I'm a sucker for the red headed cutie! I voted Annie :O)

Thanks for joining my PIF. Feel free to display the PIF graphic and get 3 people who will in turn PIF too. Keep the chain going! Woohoo! :O)

~A~

Jennylou's Projects said...

Love the idea of an upcycled apron!

Turtles In Alaska said...

Hmmm blogspot didnt like my comment.I got an error. Hope this one goes through!

I love all the items. I am going to have a hard time choosing.

I also mailed my apron off on Teusday.Slippers arent here yet but dont worry I know they will be.Ü

princessmama said...

I've never joined a swap before...is this one open to newbies? If not, ok:)

If it is... the upcycled apron sounds like fun:)

I'm not too good at dolls, so i'd probably opt out of that one;-)

CathyJean said...

My vote is #2 - handmade cloth dolls!:)

NadineC said...

I like the upcycled apron. I sure have enough stuff laying around to upcycle, LOL! GOOD stuff, though!

Crochetoholic said...

I like the recycled apron idea.....the doll one is cute too, but I am partial to aprons. :)

Whosies said...

cloth dolls. thanks for the invite and i would love to play along too.

Jeanie said...

You are such a fun person! I am so glad I found your blog! I don't know where you find the time to organize so many swaps. I'll join in on the aprons and ornaments for sure! Thank you for all you do!

joey said...

I really like the idea of a cloth doll or upcycled apron. But the doll swap would be my first choice.

Suzee said...

Loving the doll idea. There also is a darling doll pattern on youcanmakethis.com. She might just be really fun to make. I have been wanting to make her for a long time......maybe now I just might! But either way, I vote for the doll!