September 17, 2012

it's time to SWAP!

Thanks for all of your responses on Thursday's blog post and on Instagram, showing your interest for participating in the Holiday Crafty Swap!
Let's do this! :)

I love a good swap and I also LOVE (!!!) the holiday season so what better time than to host a crafty swap, eh? If you're like me, you spend a good few months before Christmas making lovely handmade gifts for those you love. If you're even more like me, most of the gifts you get in return are store bought. Which is great! Don't get me wrong- give me some fuzzy socks and a can of Mt. Dew for Christmas and I'd be happier than a redneck at a food auction. But sometimes it's just sew (womp, womp...) lovely to get something handmade. That, ladies and gents, is where this swap steps in! Sign up (information below) to participate in this swap and you're guaranteed to receive a handmade holiday gift. You're welcome. :)

A couple quick disclaimers:
  • there are lots of fun swaps around the blogosphere but this swap is for making something crafty to send to someone else; this can include handmade sewn items, crochet, knitted, painted, etc. No store bought items or food for the main gift; of course, if you're making something like a fun tote bag and you'd like to throw a fun goody like a book or a few pieces of candy in there I'm most definitely not going to stop you! :)
  • the gift that you make should have an approximate retail value between $20 and $30; if you're unsure if yours "fits the bill", send me a quick email and we'll figure it out together!
  • gifts much be mailed to the recepient no later than Friday, November 16th
  • all gifts must include a card stating who they are from
  • PLEASE send a thank you card to the person who made your gift
So, ya in? :) Please copy and paste the below information, fill it out and send to no later than Monday, September 24. Emails sent after that date won't be eligible to participate in this swap as I'd like to assign everyone their partner and get that information back to y'all be Friday, September 28. The information that you fill out will be shared with your swap buddy so answer as descriptively as you can and you'll be rewarded handsomely. :)

  1. Name:
  2. Street address:
  3. City:
  4. State:
  5. Zip:
  6. Country:
  7. Email address:
  8. Blog address, if applicable:
  9. What are your three favorite colors?
  10. Who are your top three fabric designers?
  11. How would you design the overall style in your home?
  12. What crafty item would make you flip if you received it (doesn't mean you will, yo!)?
  13. Are there any crafty items you would not be interested in receiving?
  14. Would you prefer for your gift to be holiday themed or just every-day themed (example: a snowman table runner vs. a floral table runner)?
  15. If you choose for your gift to be holiday themed, which holiday would you like for the maker to use as inspiration? Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanza, overall winter theme or other (specify if other).
  16. Are you interested in making and mailing a gift to someone internationally?
  17. Would you be interested in writing a guest post for {me and elna} on how you made your gift?
There you go kids! The information I need to start making assignments. Remember to send this infromation to no later than Monday, September 24 in order to participate. Also, check back in this week and I'll share some great ideas and tutorial links for inspiration of what you can make your special swap friend!

xo, Kara


  1. IM IN! I'M IN! I'M IN!!!!!!! I aaaaalways wish I received more handmade gifts! Now my wish is coming true! You are like my Fairy Godmother! ;)

    Sending you an e-mail ASAP!

  2. Oh, I'm totally in! I'll send you an e-mail in a bit!


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