Monday, January 7, 2013

Sweet Pouch Swap - Sign Up! *closed*


Hurrah! I am hosting a handmade swap for the first time! I have loved being involved in lots of other handmade swaps so I decided to host one myself.

I have chosen two things that I love - zip pouches and chocolate. A match made in heaven. Well, on this blog anyway :)

Housekeeping (please read this carefully):
- By signing up to this swap, you are committing to making a zipper pouch or similar item and purchasing some chocolates and/or sweets (candy) to send to your recipient. Including a card or postcard from your town would be great too. You may choose to add other items to your gift - that is up to you.

- Your items must be sent by Friday15th February 2013.

- Due to international postal regulations and quarantine/customs laws, please ensure your edible items are in sealed packaging. (homemade food cannot be sent.)

-You can choose if you would like to send internationally or not. If you do not wish to, that is absolutely fine, I know the postage costs can be expensive. BUT - part of the fun of this international swap is that you will likely receive chocolate and sweets that are unavailable in your country!

- I encourage a little bit of stalking! Check out your partner's blog, flickr, instagram etc and see what their style is.

- This swap is open to sewers of ALL levels. Beginners are welcome!!

- Email subscribers, I'd love for you to join in too! I'm not sure if you can access the sign up form from your email so click this link to get to the web version of the blog post.

- Life happens and you may be unable to fulfill your commitment to make your items and send your parcel. If you have to withdraw from the swap, please email me as soon as possible so I can make alternative arrangements for your partner.

- Got a question? Email me or facebook message me ANYTIME.


OK! Go forth and get creative! The fun part happens now - choosing fabric ;) To get you started, I have created this Pinterest board for resources for this swap. Jump on over and follow it for lots of zippy inspiration!  I'd love for you to be a contributor to the board - leave your Pinterest details in the comments so I can follow you if I'm not already and invite you to pin to the board.

Don't forget to SHARE! We all want to see what you create! Publish your sneak peek pictures, works in progress, finished products and received gifts in the Flickr group I've set up for the swap HERE and use this hashtag for Instagram and Twitter - #sweetpouchswap


Now give us your details! Sign ups close on Tuesday 15th January 2013. I will be in touch in the next few days after to give you your partner's details. Can't wait to get started, get to know you all better and see what you come up with!

*sign ups now closed!*


46 comments:

  1. Ohhh sounds fun, just signed up!

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  2. Just signed up! I've been wanting to do a pouch swap for a while now.. can't wait to get started! :D

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  3. Just signed up! I am very expected to sew and to get your swap from other side of the globe...

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  4. How exciting I've signed up & thank you for organising :-)

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  5. super excited! I'm signed up and ready to sew! :)

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  6. All signed up Ros. I'm not sure if my document was submitted correctly. (My internet has been slowed and its driving me crazy.) Let me know if you don't see one from me and I'll submit again.

    xx

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  7. I had to zoom out so I could find the submit button but now I am all signed up for the sweet stuff pouch swap! Can't wait to see what we can swap!

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  8. Hi Ros, I tried to sign up, not sure if it worked though:/ please let me know if it didn't and I'll redo:) great swap!!
    Kristin

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  9. Hi. I am all signed up. I presume that you pick the partners and let us know. Cheers

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  10. I've got twelve days til baby number 2 is due but I can't resist!

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  11. I've just signed up too! (sewingastherapy on Pinterest)

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  12. Just signed up! Yeah! Thank you. Love swaps, love zip pouches, and love chocolate!!!

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  13. Just signed up for my very first swap ever!! Yipee!!! :)

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  14. Just signed up - yippee! Thanks for organising this swap Ros and I'm happy to have 2 partners if you end up with an odd number.

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  15. I just signed up! Chocolate and zippered pouches? You had me at hello, hehe. Looking forward to this!

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. Ok, Im in! I've been reading here for a while but haven't done a swap this past year, and I'm thinking this one doesn't take too much thinking about what to make....!! It must be time because I'm a bit excited about joining in... thanks for hosting it, Ros!

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  17. Hi
    I have just signed up..my first swap in about 4 years...it was the sweet part that hooked me in I admit!!

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  18. I'm super excited! It's my first sewing swap so I'm a little nervous. I'd love to be a contributor to the board http://pinterest.com/raegun/

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  19. Just signed up -- I'm so excited!!

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  20. Sad I missed this! Such a cute idea, please do it again! Following you now =)

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  21. oh nooooo i missed this ive spent a few days going thru ur pinterest board getting ideas... i thought today was the last day....

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    1. ohhhh i just realized you were in australia so im a day behind you..... whaaaaaaa

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    2. Sorry you missed it! I'm sure I will probably do it again later in the year :)

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    3. oh good ill look forward to that. in the meantime im anxious to see all the pouches.

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  22. If you have anyone that has to opt out, let me know! I just found you and think this is a sweet way to start the year. Sad to 'just miss it'. Next time. ;)

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    1. So sorry you missed it Terry. Definitely next time! x

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  23. I've just found your blog too - one day late - shoot !! ps - Georgia says hi :)

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  24. ditto! I would have loved to have done this! I will be watching out for the next one.

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  25. ditto! I would have loved to have done this! I will be watching out for the next one.

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  26. BOO!!! Just got the nerve to sign up and it is now closed... Well, maybe next time! Have fun!!!

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  27. Ohh.. I love chocolate. sigh.. i missed this fun swap.

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  28. Hi...i need ur help...i'm the one of the participant of this swap..could u give me details of my partner coz my yahoo mail has been corrupt and i dint have her address to mail my pouch to her...my name is Suziana...my new e-mail is suziana1982@gmail.com...thanks...

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  29. dam i missed it better follow so i can keep up to date
    hugs xo

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  30. Thanks Ros, I really enjoyed being a part of this pouch swap. I'm sending the pouch off to the US today. The lady, Claudia is lovely and it's been a great experience. I'd post a picture of the pouch but I'd like it to be a surprise for Claudia. Just hope she likes it. It was also fun trying to decide which Aussie choc I was going to send, especially since the yarra valley chocolaterie has opened :-)).

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  31. Haven't decided yet but probably mid-year :)

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