Monday, 14 September 2009
Woohoo, today is START-THE-SWAP Day!
The idea of swaps really appeals to me, it is such a great way of getting to know a bit more about another blogger and exchanging some lovely goodies as well. I have seen so many fab swaps on various blogs, but have always been too shy to join, because I am pretty new to all this, really. Silly, I know, but you know what its like when all the others seem to know each other already. PLEASE DON’T FEEL THAT JUST BECAUSE YOU HAVEN’T LEFT A COMMENT BEFORE YOU ARE NOT WELCOME! You couldn’t be more wrong. I would love it if some new faces would join in as well, the more the merrier, it makes it all that much more exciting. I know there are lots of people who pop in without leaving comments, quite a few even have my blog on their reading list ( always a lovely surprise when I find myself on somebody’s fav.list ), so please do join.
Alrighty then, let me tell you a bit more about what kind of swap I had in mind. You may have guessed from the title that it might have something to do with colours. Well, it could have been rainbow shaped objects I suppose, but the swap is indeed all about colours. All the colours of the rainbow, in fact, and more.
And this is how its going to work ( I hope ). I’ll post a list of colours, and if you want to take part in the swap, you pick your favourite ( or second favourite ) colour and put your name against it. You can copy and paste the list into a comment and add your name, or just tell me your favourite colour in a comment, that’s instant and visible to others who are interested, or you can email me your choice, but then you risk being too late with your choice, because I don’t check my emails every 5 minutes. I’ll allow two people per colour. After a certain amount of time, a week or maybe even two, I will put all names into a hat and draw partners. As an example, Person A has chosen green as her favourite, person G has chosen peach, I drew those two as partners, so A will receive green thingies from G, and G will receive peachy stuff from A. Clear? As mud, lolol.
Now, we are all suffering in the current economical climate, and I would like this swap to be fun, not a burden, so I would like to limit the value of the swap to around £10/12, so that people don’t feel they have to go way over the top with the goodies they are sending. It is quite surprising what you can do with/get for a tenner when you use your imagination. Handmade things could keep the costs down ( not counting your valuable time ), and what a great excuse to go visit a bootfair/vide greniers/garage sale to hunt for coloured goodies. Hey, you can even justify yet another visit to a charity/ thrift shop! Also think about weight, postage overseas is expensive, so if your swap partner is not within your own country, chose lightweight things.
To make it a successful swap, find out a little bit about the sort of things your swap partner likes by visiting their blog or if they don’t have a blog, through a quick email exchange. That kinda reminded me to point out that you don’t have to have a blog to take part in this swap. Just tell us a little bit about you in your comment on the swap post.
Here goes, the “ALL THE COLOURS OF THE RAINBOW AND MORE” colour list -
RED - Sarah, her blog Red Gingham is here
Pomona, read about her here
ORANGE - Victoria from the lovely Florence and May blog
Ruby, you can find one of her blogs here
YELLOW - Kate, she is just just about to revive her blog here
GREEN - Jennyflower, one of her blogs is here
Jackie - this is her blog
BLUE - Floss, her blog is here
- Elisabethd, you can find her here
INDIGO - Cal, this is her blog
VIOLET - Juanitatortilla, check out her blog here
Michela, the lovely girl is joining twice!
BLACK - Michela, you can find her blog here
WHITE - LissyLou, of LissyLou and the two little boys
Juanitatortilla is going for two swap partners as well !
GREY - Steph, and this is her blog
Vicki, her blog can be found here
TEAL/TURQUOISE - Croapqueen, aka friend and co-author JJ, her blogs are here and here
PINK - Kelly - this is her blog
Bekimarie - find her blog here
PEACH – Joy, aka Madam Cowpat, also friend and co-author, this is her blog
BEIGE – ME ME ME ME ME ! I happen to like all the different shades of beige
Oh, I do hope that lots of you readers will join in and make this a really fun swap. Go on, don’t be shy, put your name down for a colour!
IF YOU LIKE THE IDEA OF THIS SWAP AND THINK SOME OF YOUR BLOGGER FRIENDS MIGHT LIKE TO JOIN IN AS WELL, THEN PLEASE COPY THE BUTTON FROM MY SIDE BAR AND LINK BACK TO THIS POST. THANK YOU SO MUCH.