18.4.11

Cushion Swap; CLOSED

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Thanks to the lovely peeps who gave me their feedback on how to run the swap, much appreciated!

The Terms:

Sign ups close next Monday, the 25th of April.

Cushion covers to be posted out no later than Monday the 23rd of May. Early posting is fine – preferable if you’re likely to forget the longer you leave it. (Please only sign up if you have every intention of following through. I know I joke that I am not a nice person… but do you really want to find out whether that’s true or not? There will be no lovely peeps missing out in my swap kids, okay?!)

We’ll be making covers to fit a standard size 16 cushion which is 16” X 16” or 40.5 X 40.5 cm; the cushion cover can be made however you like, knitted, sewn, printed… just make sure it is a quality piece that you are proud of!

This WILL be an international swap. If you cannot post overseas at all (I’m told by Cath that it costs about $8 to send a cushion cover to Europe from Australia, for example) you will need to let me know in your sign up email – if you do not specify I will assume that you are cool with posting world-wide.

To Sign up: Comment on this post AND send me an at punkysmamma(at)rocketmail(dot)com. In that email please include;

Your name.

Your postal address.

Your blog address. (Active bloggers only please, it might seem mean but I think that is the easiest way to ensure we get genuine participants only…)

I will endeavour to send you the details of the person you are making for as soon as possible after the close of sign-ups, you will not be making for the person who is sending to you.

I will upload a post with a linky a couple of weeks into the swap; when you receive your cushion cover, please blog about it & come back to share your link & the handmade cushion goodness!

The last & most important rule – HAVE FUN! Make something awesome for someone else & look forward to receiving something special in return!

If I’ve missed something glaring or you have any questions, let me know.

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Blog button (the best bit…!) code below & in the sidebar:

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(Also, I feel a bit weird in this sort of swap, contacting someone & saying “Hey, lucky you – you can make ME something!” – as it’s supposed to be all surprisey. I’m much too selfish to martyr myself though – I want me some cushion love too – so if anyone wants to volunteer to be the one to send to me it will save me that awkward email…!)

56 comments:

  1. Awkward email averted - I will send to you . That is unless you get a better offer . Thanks for this great swap !

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  2. D'oh, got distracted and missed out on being the first sign-up! I'm glad it's a different size cushion to what I normally make because that means I can't take it easy and simply whip up another tram! Time to be creative...

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  3. ahh, Clare beat me to it! I would have "tried" to make one for you.
    I'm in too, yay! ♥

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  4. Hurrah! I'm in.
    I would make for you too, you funny lady. Who wouldn't want to?

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  5. I'm in too - but oh, a trifle nervous as it's my first swap... is it ok if I send you an "is this OK" email along the way???

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  6. I am in!
    and for the record i would have loved to swap with you too.

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  7. I'm in! I'm a 'swap virgin' so hopefully I do okay( I'm just a tad nervous!) ! :)

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  8. I'm in!!! Yay for a new swap to keep me on my toes!!

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  9. Im in! I am another swap virgin. I hope I can do justice to my swap partner!

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  10. I would love to be involved, thanks for organising it.

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  11. You can count me in! I'll send an email to you asap :)

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  12. Heck yes I'm in! Thanks for organising it Vic! Very exciting!

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  13. yay - a cushion cover swap!!
    Yup, twil be fun!

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  14. Count me in.
    I love making cushions.

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  15. I'll be in too please! I'd love to have a go at some cushion giving and receiving!

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  16. Count me in too please....am really excited to be involved in my first swap :)
    xx

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  17. I just finished a cushion today and it felt great. I'd love to sign up for some more cushion making! Count me in please. I'd be happy to make a cushion for you too. You might have to pull a name out of a hat of all the volunteers! :)

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  18. Thanks Vic! count me in too x

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  19. I haven't done a swap in ages but the ones I have done I have loved. I am definitely in! I will send you an email right now.

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  20. Count me in Vic, thanks! :)

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  21. Consider me signed up... just getting my act together to do it formally!

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  22. I'm in and nervous! First swap for me.

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  23. Do you I have to send an email as well, or is this enough of a sign up? You have my address now. Glad all those other people volunteered to make you a cushion, so I don't have to haha.

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  24. I'm in, too. Details in the mail will follow shortly. Also, I would love to send to you, but the list is probably long :)

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  25. I'm in, my first blog swap and I'm a cushion addict

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  26. I SOOOO love a craft swap! Please count me in too!!!!!
    BTW do the covers have to have zips or can they be made in other ways?

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  27. Oh, I'd love to join in. This will be my first swap as I only started blogging this January. Am very excited about it.

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  28. Count Me in please, off to email you now xx

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  29. I am in! Look at all the folks signing up, how cool!

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  30. I'm in. This is my first swap, so here goes.

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  31. Im in too!!! awesome swap idea.

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  32. Would love to be in this and I love your assurance All too often I have missed out!

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  33. My sewing machine (well my MIL's sewing machine really) has been sitting unused for too long. I'm in!

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  34. Oh I would like to join in as well!

    WIll email you right.now.missy!

    P.S. If all fails I am very happy to make you a pillow.

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  35. Okay I'm in too but I'm a bit worried my cushion won't be up to scratch. WIll you post some pics of some cushions for inspiration?? I like the covers I make....makeitgiveit(at)gmail(dot)com

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  36. So in! YAy, this will be so exiting!

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  37. I'd love to signup: I have a bunch of mens shirts I thrifted ages ago to make cushion backs from!

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  38. Yeah, a swap I haven't missed - yee haa! I am in in in!

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  39. I've been dithering- yes, no, yes, no...and well,the decision- hell yeah! Thanks for organising a fun swap Vic

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  40. Yes,Yes - Count me in - so many ideas running through my head already. This is going to be great..

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  41. after much umming and ahhing, i'm in!
    i can definitely take a bit of time out of blankie crocheting to make a cushion cover, they can't take long right?
    emailing you in a tic...

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  42. Oops, almost forgot to throw my name into the pile! Definitely in :)

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  43. Hi Vic, I would love to join in on your Cushion Swap too!
    Thanks for organising the swappie :)
    Jacqueline.

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