Tuesday, October 07, 2008

{tidbits}

{tidbits}
a scrappy fabric swap

What: a swap of fabric scraps, three partners, 10-15 scraps to each person, get your scraps, then scramble them up, and make a small scrappy gift to send back to each of your three partners. (Scraps must not be smaller than 5 inches in length.) After it's all over you should still have some scraps leftover for yourself.

When: sign up from now until Oct. 15, have your 1st packages (full of scraps) sent out by Oct. 24th, and then have your 2nd packages (with a small handmade gift) sent out by Nov. 21st.

Where: Send us an email at domestic.b@hotmail.com with your full name, address, e-mail, and blog address

We will send out your swap partners on the evening of the 15th. Please be prompt and stay up with the deadlines. We want everyone to have their finished gifts by Thanksgiving!

We will be having several post of scrappy gift ideas for you to take inspiration from.
Be on the look out! If you have any links you would like to share, please email them to us at the above email address.

19 comments:

Chelle said...

Let me be the first to sign up and just say how very excited I am for this swap!!!!!!

And thank you to the ever so lovely Fairlight! For always writing these introductory posts!

Aminta said...

I am in! I hope I can come up with something FUN for each ladie! I will send you and email this time Chelle and Fairlight. ;)
Sorry about last time.
MUAHS
Minta

mudpies4all said...

Whoo Hoo! I'm in! Thanks, ladies, for getting a new project up and running.

Noah and Ryders Mommy said...

Count me in! I'm excited to try it not sure I am going to be any good at it though lol doesn't hurt to try right? Im excited to still keep myself on the creative edge though thanks Fairlight! Ill be sending you an email soon
:D

Shanna said...

I'm a little nervous...but am I allowed to join in on this? It sounds fun and I know I'm not a member...but if there's still room, I'd love to be a part ;)

Fairlightday said...

Oh Shanna! Absolutely you are allowed to join the swap! And you are a member, your our friend! Send us your info and that's all it takes. Hugs!

Shanna said...

I am SO excited you guys! Thanks for the invite to the blog as well! ;)
I'll get the info sent asap!

Wendi @ Every Day Miracles said...

Hi ladies! This sounds fun! Although I desperately need ideas, because I have no clue what to do with fabric scraps at the moment. :)
By the way, I got the email invite to join this blog, but clicking on the link always gets me an error message...?

Andrea said...

Oohh, this sounds like a blast. You can count me in on the swap:)

This is an absolutly marvelous idea Farlight! We so love your creativity.

Lisa said...

Wendi - I get the error mesage too....

Anyway, I would LOVE to do another swap after all the fun I had with the last one, but since I don't sew I better sit this one out!
Can't wait for the next one though - maybe a Christmas swap....

Noah and Ryders Mommy said...

Wendi, so did I! I tried clicking on the -forgot my password- link and it gave me the option of looking for my blog url. After putting your blog url in click on it and it should be able to find your google acct.
I hope this helps!

mudpies4all said...

Try logging in to your own blog first, then accepting the invitation. That's what it suggested at Blogger Help, and it worked for me.

AndiMae said...

Oh, girls! I would love to join in, really I would. But I am afraid that I need to sit this one out. I have way too much catching up to do on other little projects right now. And, believe it or not, I don't really have any extra scraps right now (aside from the ones leftover from Chelle's quilt for Leslie's shower, and I am hoarding those, I love them so much!). But I am sad, because it sounds like so much fun...Please, please let's do a Christmas time swap!

Fairlightday said...

To answer some questions:
1. anyone can sign up, we've never been exclusive about our swaps.
2. if you can't sew, that's ok. You'll just have to be extra creative on your gifts. :)
3. Yes! yes! yes! we are doing a Christmas swap! Sign ups will be sometime around the 1st of November. Can't wait for it too! :)
4. We are going to do a post or two of small project ideas to use up your scraps. So don't panic. lol
5. If you don't have any scraps, contact Chelle. She is cleaning her stash and going to be offering fabric scrap bags for sale! There are also some really good ones on Etsy too. Let me know if you need the link.
HTH!

have a lovely said...

I to am going to have to sit this one out...oh no...does this mean I am not off to the best start with you ladies if I sit this one out?
{a} I am on the brink of learning how to use a sewing machine...{its in the mail from my sweet mom}
{b} I have a large show coming up in november that has taken up my creative time for the preps

Amanda said...

this is so exciting...i'm in...and thanks for the invite to the blog...so exciting. and ladies...can i just say THANK YOU...the flowers blessed my day in such an incredible way. and chelle...i have some scraps, but i might be interested in buying some for you as you go through your stash!

Aminta said...

Oh my GOSH! So many of you ladies on here now! I AM SO GLAD TO SEE YOUR FACES HERE!
Loves to each of you dear friends.
And I just wanted to say thank you for being there for me!
HUGS!!
Aminta

Cottage Mommy said...

I would love to try this swap out! I've only done your Christmas swap last year but it was so fun! I don't sew very well and don't have any scraps so I'll have to contact Chelle about buying some of hers and get really, really creative! Thanks for including everyone!

Leslie said...

I actually adore adore this swap... More than I can say.. However with things being what they are, I too am sitting this one out.. and the bummer is I have way to many scraps!! Ughhh...

More than ever though I am dying to see what you all make!! Make sure to post pictures.