Have you seen the fantastic idea from the perfect nose? It’s a patterns and postcards swap where you can (hopefully) have an exchange of patterns for something you will sew.
Anybody else a shocker for picking up sewing patterns on impulse? Just me? The patterns I’ve selected aren’t many (as I foolishly stick to the hope I will sew all my patterns – including the Disney princess ones), but they are pristine. Only one has been traced, which is the super cute kids pj set. All the others don’t look like they’ve been touched since the 1990’s.
New look 6703 is gone!
The orange peplum top is gone!
If you’re interested in any of these patterns, please leave a comment below or email me at SarahPilling@sewsquirrel.com
List it: You have till the end of September 2012 to scan/ photograph everything you’d like to swap (might be a good idea to break it up into separate posts as all that scanning can get tedious after a while) and post it on your blog (if you have one) or as a Flickr/ Picassa set or Thinglink image.
Make it accessible: If you’re on Flick/ ThinkLink/ Picassa or any other image hosting site, check that you’ve set viewing access to be public so that everyone can see your swapfest goodies.
Claim it: A lot of people have expressed concerns about dibsies, so as of today there is is no official deadline for dibsies, if you like something, leave a comment/ send a message/ tweet/ email stating what you like with a link to the post/ picture set of stuff you’ve listed for swap so your swapee can choose something for themselves (and decide whether they want to swap).
Tag it: If something from your list has been spoken for, edit your post/ listing to mark it as taken (or delete it from the listing) so that you don’t get multiple dibs on the same item.
Mail it: It would be great to have things decided on and mailed by the end of October so recipients receive them early to mid November (which leaves everyone free for focusing solely on holiday/ family/ shopping stresses without having to worry about swaps etc).
Keep it social: Send your swap partner a quick email or blog comment as soon as you receive your parcel. Not only is this the polite (read, humane) thing to do, it’s great for senders to know that the goodies have arrived safely and aren’t languishing unclaimed in a customs hold up somewhere. And now on to the good stuff.