Wednesday, February 9, 2011

An International Craft Swap!

Disclaimer: This is supposed to be a 'button'. I am not savvy enough to figure out how to get a functioning button from her blog onto my blog. Therefore, I just saved & uploaded the graphic. There is a link to Zoe's blog below.

I have been a reader on My Girl Thursday's blog for awhile. Thursday is the girl that I did a little crafting swap with a while back. I did a little cross stitching for her; she sewed an apron for me. You can read about that here.

Today as I was reading over at Thursday's blog I discovered she was hosting a giveaway for Zoe from A Giraffe in a Scarf. Zoe is also organizing an international craft swap. When you sign up she will match you with someone (hopefully) from another country. You will craft a little something for them & ship it off. Then you should receive something from someone else. You have six months to complete your work & get it sent out. I figured I could definitely get something done in six months time.

So I signed up! I just had to send a brief email to Zoe (who lives in Australia, by the way) to give her some information like my name & address, blog address & a few interests or 'likes'. That way she can pass that info on to whoever I get matched with in the swap.

I think she has a great idea with this little swap deal! I'm super excited & a little nervous about what I can make that will be worth passing on. Hopefully my swap receiver won't have super high expectations!

I know some of you are super good crafters.
Head on over to check it out.
If you decide to sign up, let me know!

5 comments:

Alicia said...

That sounds so fun! I'd like to sign up but I hesitate because I don't know if I'll be able to make something in 6 months time! And I have no clue what to make! What are you planning to make?

Zoe said...

Thanks for posting, and thanks again for signing up! I'm so excited too! :D

Mary Ann said...

Alicia, you should do it! I don't know what I will be sending off but it will probably be something with cross stitch or an easy sewing project. I think the whole idea is to do something quick & fun. Take the leap! :-)

Bethann said...

O.K. I had to try this. It sounds way cool. Yet another reason to knit a scarf. Maybe a giraffe can wear it. ummm, better make it really long. Thanks for sharing this.

Mary Ann said...

Bethann, so glad to see you here! Thanks for commenting & I'm excited that you are joining the swap. I would love to see some of the scarves you knit - I'm sure they are fabulous!