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June 22nd

wristlets

I’m hosting a craft swap! I figure this is a great way to get to know more bloggers and to get my creativity pumping. But what to swap? Backtack has taken on knitting rolls, handbags and softies. Amy does an awesome job with aprons. There are secret pal swaps, yarn swaps and postcard swaps too.
The one thing I make frequently and truly love to make are wristlets — pouches you can carry on your wrist. Therefore…

What: “It’s a Wristlet World” Swap
Using Thimble’s fabulous pattern, or another of your choice, make a wristlet for your swap recipient. Your wristlet should somehow describe where you are from. For example, as an Arizonan, I might use cacti fabric, or sage green yarn. That’s right! This is not solely a sewing swap. Those of you too timid to dust off the sewing machine can relax. It is simply a wristlet swap — make your wristlet uniquely yours — sew, knit, crochet, paint, perhaps even paper art. The idea is to be crafty, share your corner of the world with your swap recipient and have fun!

Who: Any blogger interested.

When: Sign ups begin today, and end June 29th.
Partner names will be emailed June 30th. Partners ARE NOT anonymous. So email him/her and get to know your recipient. Is she allergic to chocolate? Better hold off on the Hershey’s. Does she love opera? Don’t send her a Gwen Stefani CD. (Or do, because she rocks. Holla!) Wristlets should be received by your partner by August 15th. That’s gives you six weeks to impress us with your artistic abilities. That said, I’ll be even more impressed by those who meet the deadlines and follow through. Two digital images of the wristlet you’ve sent should be emailed by August 15th. I’ll put these in a Flickr gallery for us to all oogle and admire.

How: Sign up by emailing africankelli at gmail dot com. Please include: your name, mailing address, blog address, and whether you are willing to participate internationally. I hope to attract bloggers from around the globe. These shouldn’t be terribly expensive to mail considering they are small.

Why: Again, this is supposed to be fun. No firm rules on the size or shape of your wristlet, or what you should tuck inside. Swap karma exists. Be a good partner and you will receive nice things in return.

Resources:
Crochet
Sew
Or better yet, create your own!

Feel free to email me with any questions. There will be a surprise for those who participate. Craft on, friends!

Cheers,
Kelli

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24 Responses

  1. I can’t sew, but if I can come up with a creative paper wristlet would that be acceptable?

  2. Wheeeee! I’m in! (i’ll email you the particulars).

    ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. Do you read this blog? http://creativelittledaisy.typepad.com/creative_little_daisy/ I thought you might like the tutorial today. I’ve been telling people about your swap, so hopefully some cool crafters will get on board. Check out my find today – I told her (Stitchpixie) & her products are awesome!

  4. Would have loved to be part of this swap, but I’m afraid it will not be possible because I’m going on summerholiday June 15th and I have to much to do before.

    Maybe next time..
    bye

  5. i’m interested, but let me think about it some more …

    i haven’t done a zipper in 10 years and the thought frightens me!!

    i think it’s a great idea and i shall be in touch with you!

  6. you almost had me…then i was like none of my animals describe chicago. so i think i am out.

  7. What a fun idea! I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with. If I had the skills I would be in on it in a heartbeat… but for now I will be cheering from the sidelines. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. found you via weirdbunny’s blog…this sounds like fun…will give this a whirl *smile*

    ๐Ÿ™‚ mary ann

  9. A new challenge for me! And I’m all in! And here is another tutorial of a similar pouch:
    http://lolita-blahnik.blogspot.com/2006/06/do-it-yourself.html
    In English and Spanish too ๐Ÿ˜‰

  10. Swap me, please!

    I’ll send you my deets…

  11. Oh, one more thing — do you have a cute swap logo? If you do, I will happily put it up on the ol’ blog ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Cool! Count me in and I’ll give it a go! My first swap! Thanks!

  13. I’m so late, but Am I allowed???

  14. Ein Schloss, Ein poker Wurst, Ein Kopf !jbj

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  16. I’d like to take part please

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  18. hi ther my name is mick and i would like to no if you could help me. You se i have just started my own blog cald swapme-swap.blogspot.com and i need some help to swap my ferst itam evern if you carnt help maby you could have a look at my site and just give me sum feed back that would be much apresheated.

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