Monday, October 27, 2008

Happy Scraps Swap & Giveaway

Who doesn't love a good swap?! Enter The Happy Scrap Swap hosted by Myself (Kat) Handmade-oholic, and Abbie at The Handmade Quilter. Keep reading for more info.

What: A swap of scraps from your scrap pile--please use scraps no smaller than a 4" square to your group partners. Each group will have 3 people in it. Fill two sandwich size Ziploc bags with as many scraps you can fit into it. Try to have the same equal amounts of scraps for your partners. Send yours scraps out along with a self-addressed envelope measuring 8" x 10"with 6, 42cent stamps on it.

In turn your partners should be sending you theirs as well with a self-addressed stamped envelope for you to mail their items to. When those arrive, mix it all up and create little gifts to make for your swap partners-2 in total, 1 for each partner out of the scraps you received. You should be left with scraps yourself and create yourself a gift! When: Sign up is now until November 3, 2008, your 1st package of scraps in the sandwich bag should be mailed out no later than November 15th. Have your 2nd package of your gift mailed out to your swap partners by December 13th. Where: Sign up is HERE. Click on the word "Here" to be directed to our sign-up sheet which will enter you in the swap. You will also find a link to sign-ups on my sidebar. Who: Anyone who signs up before November 3rd regardless of whether or not you have a blog, just be sure to provide your email address.

Any questions you may contact myself at kjmatias@gmail.com or you may also contact Abbie through her blog at The Handmade Quilt-er. Both blogs have the same information, sign-ups can be placed on either blog.

Abbie and I will be sending out your swap partners by the 7th of November with their information. Please be sure to write the deadline dates down as we really want to make sure everyone receives their gifts before Christmas. The deadlines again are:

Sign-ups Until Nov.3rd

Partners will be Given Nov. 7th

Ship Scraps out by Nov. 15th

Mail Created Gifts by Dec. 13th

Keep checking back at either blog as we will be posting several ideas to make using the scraps you receive. If you know of some, please kindly leave a comment and share with the group.


***********EXTRA*******GIVEAWAYS*************


Place this button on your sidebar with a link to the swap and leave a comment on my blog and you will be entered in a giveaway.


I am also having a giveaway and you are certainly welcome to enter in both. The Give Away Prize is this bag & matching wallet. I made this same bag as a B-day Gift. I am now making a revised(better) version as a Giveaway Prize!!!

Abbie will also be making a bag and wallet to send out along with some fabric goodies and a quilting/sewing book. So if you're interested in our swap please sign in by clicking on my sidebar button, to enter the giveaway place the button on your sidebar and leave a comment on my blog!

This will be soo much fun and I look forward to seeing the fantastic items that come out of this! Help us by spreading the word! The more people that enter the more fun it will be!

6 comments:

carrie said...

OK, although I am a little nervous of entering my first swap and the first comment never wins... sigh... I'm in!
I'm going to try and get your button on the blog now too! Do I need a new comment to enter the giveaway?
I will also blog about it! Yay! Fun!

Sharon said...

Oh drat! I just tossed a huge bag full of large fabric scraps. I'd held onto them thinking I'd find a use for them and wouldn't you know it, as soon as I tossed them along comes your wonderful swap. Oh well, just stopped by to say hello and let you know I'm in your SCB group.

Beth said...

Okay - I'm in. I just filled out my wufoo form. Whoo hoo. Beth

Sherry said...

I'd love to enter your giveaway and I just filled out my swap form!!

Sounds fun!
Sherry

seemommysew said...

That swap looks like so much fun. If I didn't already have too much to do, I woiuld love to sign up!

Heather said...

You sent me the pretties scraps I've ever seen. I hoipe I do them justice. I need to send you more stamps. I'll get to it Monday.