Saturday, October 27, 2012

Making Spirits Bright Stocking Swap

Yes right now is one of my Favorite times of the year...... Halloween has almost passed.. only a few days left of spookable fun. I just love Halloween....... the smells, colors, sounds and squeals of laughter. Even though that fun time is now passing ... it's on to our next favorite Holiday for us seamstresses... yes its Christmas
As you know some of us are already in the Christmas Spirit making our Christmas Swap Blocks....
Your asking your self what sort of fun swap are we having??? I hope your not disappointed... 
I know I did this swap last year.. but I had so many requests to do it again...
Yes your right we are doing another 
Christmas Stocking Swap!!

Requirements for the SWAP:
You will be making one Handmade stocking at least 16 inches in length and approx 7 inches across. 
(Please line your stockings) (Name on stocking Optional)

Once your stocking is completed it's time to stuff your stocking :)
Please include the following two items, the rest of the stocking stuffers are your choice.
It wouldn't be Christmas without these two items ;)
You must include:
One store purchased or one handcrafted Christmas Ornie. Your choice.
Some sweet sugary goodness. (Everyone knows the APP loves her some Chocolate)

Please be generous and fill up your stocking. 
It is Christmas Gift ;)  
Please wrap your extras with tissue ;)
The stuffers don't need to be expensive...
Tea wallet
Zipper Bag
Shoop Shoop Bag
Cup Cozy
Pin Keep
Cookie Cutter
Chap Stick
Nail Clipper
Holiday Broach
Small tube Hand Lotion (please place in sealed zip bag)
Note Pad
Sewing items
Ink Pen
Book Mark
Color Pencils
Emery Board
Key Chain
Cup cake papers
Cup cake picks
Hand crafted recipe cards
Christmas CD Mix you make

Sign ups start Today and sign ups end Nov 8th
Once you sign up and get a return email from me.. please start your stocking..
I will try to get partners assigned 2 days after swap closes.
Your swap MUST be completed 
and mail by Dec 14th,
We want your partner to enjoy your lovely handmade stocking for the Christmas Holiday.

Please send the swap Mommie the following to:

Phone number (swap mommies eyes only)
International... No or Yes

Ladies PLEASE if you can not complete this swap on time.. DO NOT sign up!!
I don't want any disappointed partners.. it's Christmas... let's put a smile on each others face... 
Sorry No Angel on this swap! 
There will not be enough time to make up the swap and get them out before the Holiday.

Swap Button to come soon... keep watching ;)

Saturday, October 20, 2012

What's the fuss???

Hello ladies..
I just wanted to thank everyone that is playing along in the Christmas Block swap. 
Thank you.....For joining in on another year of fun for me.
 I love love love these annual Holiday Block Swaps. I was beginning to worry that I might have to drop the Halloween Block Swap. I was having a very difficult time getting the swap filled this year. Then out of the blue.. I received several nice emails asking to join in if I hold the swap next year. Yes they are new comers.. I am so excited that they want to play along with the repeat players... Yeah for ME!! 
As far as the Christmas swap.... I was beginning to worry that the spaces would not fill.....But not to worry you artisans are the Bomb.. I am always amazed at your kindness, creativity and trust. You say why did I put trust down. To join in on a swap like my Holiday block swaps.. It can and does run into a bit of money and not to forget the amount of time spent on  making your projects. It's an honor to be trusted like I am. Thank you!!! 
Ok... I thought I might show some of the cute blocks that we received this year for the 2012 Halloween Block swap :O)

 Block by  Calico Joan

 Block by Janice D.

 Block by Birdena F.

 Block by Becky O

 Block by Kim L.

 Block by Cathy H.
 Block by Maria B.
 Block by Maria B.
 Block by Rchelle P.

 Block by Pat W.

 Block by Nadine C.

Block By  Aunt Pitty Pat

I just love the little blocks we received this year .. aren't they adorable. 
I can hardly wait to see all the adorable and creative Christmas blocks ;O)