Thursday, 10 January 2008

Valentine Swap - LIST NOW CLOSED!

SIGN UP BEFORE 8PM(gmt) SUNDAY 13TH JAN!

Now, I may be too late in suggesting this but I wondered if any of you would be interested in joining in my Valentine's Swap.

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 swap will be open to international bloggers and each swapper will post their own parcel direct to their partner.

I am proposing that we send our parcels ON February 14th, rather than trying to get them there before Valentine's Day - to allow everyone enough time to play! I know I should have thought of this sooner but I'm really not that bright!!!

This will not be a secret swap so you can get to know your partner - and maybe make a new friend.

If you would like to join in please leave a comment on this post. The list will close when I have sufficient numbers!

Have fun! Lucy x

P.S. if any of you are really clever and can turn my manky picture into a decent swap button I would be grateful for any advice! I seem to have worked it out - the picture may still be manky but it is now a proper linking button on my sidebar - I will leave it up to you clever folks to see if you can copy the link to your blogs - so feel free!

Many thanks to Corry for making my swap badge even better! She and I came up with a way of creating the link on the sidebar at the same time but unsurprisingly hers was better!

UPDATE!!!!!
If you want to see something new have a look here!

56 comments:

monda-loves said...

count me in for the swap, I love this kind of thing.
I'm afraid i can't help with the fancy button, but I like that you've described it as a 'manky picture'made me laugh anyway :o)

Monda
x

Lesley said...

I'm in!!!!!!!!!!! I also have to say - blimey Locket you got onto that darn quick since you emailed me!
D'yer know I cannot get this picture out of my head - I imagine you pulling your whole stash apart, growling at any unsuspecting Lockets who should venture near and oh so carefully arranging your notions to photograph for the swap picture whilst they all wait patiently for their tea!
I'm sure that is not at all what actually happened ;)
Mrs Moogsmum xx

Kitty said...

I've never done anything like this before - what if the person doesn't like what I send them? *blush* Go on then - it might be fun :-) x

Kitty said...

PS I meant to say - I love your new header, it's fabulous.

The fact that I've left two comments doesn't mean I want to do the swappy thing twice, I'm just forgetful. :-p x

Beth said...

Oh this looks like fun! Valentine's Day has never been my favorite holiday so maybe this swap will help turn me around LOL

Count me in!

Lina said...

ok. I'm in!

Gina said...

Yes please Lucy... Can I play? It sounds like a fabulous fun idea! I'm away on Feb 14 so would I be allowed to post mine a few days earlier?

Gina xx

Sarahs Home said...

Oh I would love to join in... hmmm will have to think about what to make, I have been wanting a new project to work on.

Sarah x

Thimbleanna said...

Me Me Me!!! I'll do it!!!

dottydesigns said...

i've never done this before but I'd love to give it a go as I love hearts Sally-Ann x

trashalou said...

Yay!!! Me too!!

corry said...

Yes please, count me in for this swap! I promis myself to start on time so there will be no last minute stress!

katelnorth said...

That sounds like great fun Lucy, count me in!

Blossom said...

I'm new.....but I'd like to join in.Can I?

I'm in Australia

Rachelmp said...

Hi Lucy! I'll be in it too. I love that you say manky. I say it too (english parents) but I don't hear it often in (really hot) Australia. You have me thinking now. Rachel

Lynette Anderson said...

I would like to join in the valentine swap, pretty please

Marian said...

What FUN......please count me in!!

janet said...

Like Kitty I have never done this before but it sounds like fun. Count me in

linda k said...

i dont have a blog, but i love the idea so much, please can i join it?? linda from holland

PollyHope said...

I have done one swap like this before and it was great fun. So I'd like to join if I may... please.
Paula from Scotland

Patti said...

What a wonderful idea Lucy.

pink-petal-designs said...

Hi, i would love to be in the swap too, feb 14th is also my daughters birthday.
Sarah x

Garden girl said...

love it! yes please, I'm up for it...what a great idea! Hmm, wonder if I can grow heart shaped vegetables on the allotment in time....
anna x

tintocktap said...

Sounds like great fun - I'd love to join too please!

Kaz said...

Ooohh this sounds fun, I've only done papercraft swaps before and I love them, so please count me in. (I'd like to just add that I'm very rusty on the sewing front, so sorry before we start!!

lucykate crafts... said...

i wasn't going to join this, due to a heavy workload at the moment, but it's such a sweet idea, you've persuaded me, so count me in too : )

Katy said...

Me too!!!! I love a swap.....hoorah!!!!!!

AnnieB said...

I've never done a swap before either and feel a bit like kitty (what if they don't like it?????) but I guess I could give it a go so count me in please!

Kae said...

Ohhhhh can I play? Can I play? Can I play? Pretty please? :D

Never got round to making my Christmas voodoo dolls... so maybe a Valentine one...??? Won't be (too) scary, promise :) Lol.

~x~

French Knots said...

Oh yes please Lucy! I did my first swap at Christmas and it was great so count me in.

Working Mom Knits said...

Add me to the mix please : )

trashalou said...

I want the button Lucy! How do I get the button? I want it Lucy and I WANT IT NOW! ANd if I don't get it then I shall scream and scream and scream until I am SICK!






please help me.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I think I'd like to join in too please, I don't have a blog, will this matter? Fran

Stephanie Pettengell said...

Count me in too please. This will be my first swap so I hope I get it right, hmm what shall I make?

the vicious chicken said...

Hello Mrs Locket,

I've been dithering about this as I've never done a swap before, and I was worried that I wouldn't be able to make anything that someone else would like. But I see that some other people have a similar concern, so... yes please, count me in :o)
VCxx

Queen Bee said...

Oooooh I've never done a swap before but if I'm not too late, I'd love to join this one!

Jo in Tas said...

I'd love to join in the swap. Sounds like a great way to make a new friend!

Dawn said...

Hi - I'm another newbie in Australia - I'd love to join in - pleeeeease! I love the idea of spreading love around the World :-)

Becky said...

This sounds like lots of fun! I have never done a swap, but want to participate in this one. I'll have to get busy thinking about some Valentine "Happies."

~Becky

blueberrylane said...

Yes please put my name in for the Valentine Swap
Carey

nicky said...

I'd love to swap!!

May Kristin said...

Sounds fun! I'm in, if there's still room!

picperfic said...

oh what a fab idea! Can I join in please?

jeanette said...

Oh,lovely, please, count me in...

Heleen said...

Yes,count me in. This is just the swap for me! I love chocolat! However it will be my first swap..
How exciting!

saraeden said...

Count me in to please!!

Sara x

Kitsch n Zinc said...

Can I join please? Fab idea!

Levin (and Emily) said...

am i too late???
i think i could manage this for my first swap.
cheers
l
x

Denise said...

If I'm not too late, please may I join your Valentine Swap? I love your blog btw
Denise ^-^

Terri's ThreadArt said...

Sound's like FUN but I live in the U.S.A. ~ is that okay?? If so count me in!

Heidi said...

I've never done a swap before but would love to join in.

Bronwyn said...

Hey Lucy I would love to join in on the swap. I dont have a blog site. But I am an avid reader of all blogs. My goal this year is to start up my own blog. This could be the push I need.

Cheryl said...

This sounds like fun.....sign me up
please!!! Hope I am not tooooo late!

monique said...

This sounds like a wonderful swap so please count me in too. Hopefully I'm still on time.

Laura said...

Ciao
mi aggiungo anch'io .
bello swap
so poco inglese però.
Laura

Hello
I would add, too.
Beautiful swap
Very little English

Laura

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