Here is how it will work.
In comments post if you would like to offer a swap to anyone who has posted pictures today.
Post 1. What you have available to swap.
2. What you are looking for in exchange or hoping to find. If not sure say open to anything!
3. What country you are in and if you want to keep it within your country or are willing to post internationally. An envelope size restriction could work i.e. I am going to say I am willing to post up to size A3 envelope overseas.
4. It is fine for someone to get multiple offers. They can choose the best one for them or divide their goods up etc. No one should feel obliged to make a swap and no one should feel offended. If this swap doesn't work out another one will!
If you see someone if offering a swap "speak" to them by replying to their comment.
Watch your comments to see if someone has replied!
If a swap is agreed on email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me who you are swapping with. I will need email addresses to exchange. I will then let the two parties nut it out and exchange postal addresses between themselves.
Most of the ladies here I already know or have corresponded with. I have found everyone so lovely. But I can't offer guarantees! This is a goodwill exercise. Don't post anything of enormous value.
Seeds, food and plants cannot be posted into Australia.
Give me some time as I could end up with my hands full! 😊
I think that is it!
First we have Vicky. She makes gorgeous little girls Tutu's. She can make any size, length or colour.
Vicky does Tutu dresses as well. She is willing to swap for lots of things! She loves things to build up her pantry, gift cards, vouchers, items for her present cupboard. So very flexible! Vicky is in USA but I think she can post anywhere if postage is covered. She wants me to note she does the skirts and dresses, not the cape in this picture.
Next we have Belle. Belle in in Australia. She has a treasure trove of buttons, handmade papers, organza ribbon, gift tags, paper flowers...
There are a lot of amazing things in these pictures. It might make it easier to make an offer for things by saying picture 1, picture 2 cut outs etc.
Next we have Tanya. It is really Tanya who gave me the idea of a mail swap! Thank you Tanya!
Tanya is in Australia. She has hand towel and washers, Homemade Beeswax candle, pretty paper clips, handmade Christmas Cards, handmade scarf, lip balm in a little case, lavender soap, ribbon bag, Trim Healthy Mamma Cookbook, spices, baby clothes, recipe cards. Tanya is in Australia and offers to fill a 3 kilo bag of goodies. She would like to swap for fabric bowl covers, (she loved the ones Jane made me) pretty country flannelette fabric wipes (like we do in the miracle cleaner jars) and I think she is open to all kinds of suggestions too. It was Tanya who sent me all the beautiful swaps I showed the other day and each item was presented gorgeously.
Update: I told Jane about this and she already made the blow covers especially for Tanya!
Barb has die cut shapes for card making. She has bird and teapot designs that are lovely. She makes embossed papers...
Also Nautical themed cut outs...
Barb is in Australia. She would like to swap for handmade cards, soaps or Twinnings English Breakfast tea her favourite. I already struck a deal with Barb!
Lorraine made six beautiful Christmas cards. She is in Australia.
Ok, I am in love with the bird one!
Thanks so much Lorraine! These are wonderful.
Rachel has knitting patterns. She is in Australia. She just wants them to go to a good home!
Vickie makes peg bags. She is in the US but says these are very light and doesn't mind posting anywhere.
I think Vickie can make them in your colour scheme ...
Cookie is offering 100% cotton fat quarters...
Also patterns... Cup cake oven mitts! A gorgeous ruffle bag...
Cookie is in the US. She doesn't mind swapping things individually i.e. you can pick a pattern or particular piece of fabric etc...
Holley has a whole selection including greeting cards, black cards, bookmarks, ribbons and she is including a bracelet...
Holley is in the USA.
Amanda has made gorgeous Christmas cards to swap.
Thanks so much Amanda! She says she doesn't mind posting anywhere as they are light. They are just lovely!
I forgot Jane's swaps! Well I just didn't see and missed part of her message! She has several key rings a trinket box and her handmade heat pad which she says is about the size of a normal placemat..
She has beautiful hand crochet 100% wash cloths, scrubbier and make up remover pads...
I love these! Sorry Jane for my mess up.x
My own current swaps are packets of organic Bayleaves from Mum's garden, vanilla beans and sour dough starter. I will post anywhere!
Jane made me realise that dried rose buds are something I could be using as gifts and swapping! I never thought of that so I am going to start drying lots more rose buds! These will be ready for the next swap!
Be brave and jump in as you never know... your surplus might really bless someone else. We might have happy spin offs too.... nice things in the mail, maybe friendships formed, maybe pen friends!
And obviously swaps will be taken up and they are limited but there is nothing to stop any of us from saying ok I will get to making some more, collecting some more and I will get back to you!
Give me a little time too as this could be like unravelling a can of worms! lol!
As well all know craft and handmade items are expensive. I hope this swap helps everyone along with their present cupboard or pantry in some way!
Have a great week. Chloe is on her way home now! It is warm and sunny and lovely. xxx