Hello again everyone!
This may not be the best timing but it is actually my 100th post today so I am proposing a little giveaway in true blogger-fashion! If you would like to leave a comment on this post I will choose a name (probably by making the children pick it from a bowl again) on Friday 18th.
The giveaway present will be a small doll adapted from one of Rosalie Quinlan's patterns. She will be something like this
but the winner can choose the fabric colours for the clothes (and it won't have "Evie's first christmas" embroidered around the hem!!!)
So if you would like a chance to win your own little doll then leave me a comment!
Now, back to the Valentine Swap
Hopefully by now you will have all received your swap partner's questionnaire replies and will have started making contact with them.
You will all be pleased to hear that I now have a partner too - Queen Bee - so I am no longer feeling sorry for myself! Many thanks to those of you who offered to do a double stint and be my partner as well as someone elses - it cheered me up!
Just to re-cap, the rules of the swap are that the swap parcel would include
1. a small handmade item that takes less than 3 hours to complete and has a valentine theme. It could be anything: a sock creature, soft toy, simple stitchery, mini-quilt, pin-cushion, bag, purse, knitted something - anything that you would enjoy making and sharing!
2. something chocolatey or sweet-like!
3. and some craft supplies from your own stash - e.g. buttons, ribbon, fabric scraps, lace, wool, string, beads - anything like that but not worth more than £3/$6 in value.
The parcels are to be sent ON February 14th (or before if you are super organised - I just don't want people to feel stressed by the different shipping times etc as I have organised this a little too late!)
If you have a problem and are unable to send your parcel on or before February 14th please let your partner know about the delay as soon as possible. Likewise, if there are any problems or parcels missing at the end of the swap please contact your partner direct.
And finally, the main rule of the swap is HAVE FUN!!!!!