Thanks to the lovely peeps who gave me their feedback on how to run the swap, much appreciated!
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 email at punkysmamma(at)rocketmail(dot)com. In that email please include;
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.
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…!)