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January 28, 2011 / Zoe

Craft swap – 2011

** This is now closed, if you missed out, I hope you’ll join me next year!**

I like making things for people. I also like when people make things for me. I also love it when it’s my birthday. So I’ve decided to organise a little craft swap amongst my lovely readers, and anyone else who wants to join in! Please don’t be shy! I think I’ll do this every year on my birthday!

I got the idea from a comment from Snuggleuptopus (how awesome is that name?) on my Pay It Forward post. I guess it’s quite similar to the pay it forward idea, except there’s no limit to how many people can join in, and you only have to make one thing.

You can send anything you’ve handmade, or I suppose you could get your Mum to do it and not tell anyone…

You can sew, stitch, paint, draw, knit, crochet, sculpt, photograph, anything!

All you have to do is email me your name and postage address to and I will pass your details on to another crafter. I will try to match people to someone in a different country, but this may not always be possible. They will at least be in a different state, though! They won’t be straight swaps, the person you send to and the person you receive from may be different.

If you would like to answer the questions below to give your partner an idea of your interests you can, or you can put your trust in the other person! If you have a blog let me know the address and I will make a post of all the people participating.

The only conditions are that you can post internationally, and that you get it sent within 6 months. I know we’re all busy but that seems reasonable. If for any reason you don’t receive a gift just let me know and I will send you something myself.

Optional questions:

Favourite animals? Favourite colours? Favourite food? Hobbies?

I’m going to leave this open for ONE MONTH. On the 1st of March you will receive an email with all the details you need!

Feel free to use the graphic above or the code for this button to promote the International Craft Swap! The more people who get involved the more fun it will be!

A Giraffe in a Scarf
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Now go get crafting, my dears!



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  1. Cara / Mar 1 2011 12:57 pm

    I’m in!

  2. Jessica / Mar 1 2011 12:18 pm

    Count me in, just emailed.

  3. Amy V / Mar 1 2011 6:11 am

    I mainly knit and crochet. I do some card making, simple sewing and scrapbooking. I have also been known to make beaded jewelry and handmade soap.

  4. Melanie Clark / Feb 25 2011 1:11 pm

    I love it all!! Knit it, crochet it, bead it, sew it, quilt it, = I love it all!!!

    • Zoe / Feb 27 2011 10:32 am

      Thanks for signing up! Can you please send me your address ASAP? The emails go out on Monday and I have to round up a few stray addresses. Thanks!

  5. Andrea Boylan / Feb 25 2011 1:07 pm

    I love anything and everything handmade – especially scarves & jewelry – ok or pretty much anything else you can knit, crochet, sew, or stitch!! Can’t wait – count me in!

  6. April / Feb 25 2011 11:03 am

    I would absolutely LOVE to participate in this! What a wonderful idea! I really hope I get someone who has given a general idea of their likes and dislikes, it would make it a bit easier to decide what to make 🙂
    I like just about everything… Jewelry, Crocheting, Bows, Soaps, Candles, Animals, Photography, Painting… the list just goes on and on!
    Don’t really like Creepy Crawly things, and especially don’t like spiders…
    Hope this helps 🙂

    • April / Feb 25 2011 11:07 am

      I also have two pages on Facebook for two seperate shops, Leogurl Jewelry N’ More (also on Etsy) and Sage’s Sweet Shop and Boutique, which I just started yesterday! Please drop by if you have a chance and let me know what you think! It would be very much appreciated! Thanks so Much!

  7. Alissa / Feb 24 2011 11:08 pm

    Count me in!

  8. Sarah / Feb 23 2011 9:13 am

    Sounds like fun! I love frogs, bright colours and comical characters.

  9. PeggyR / Feb 19 2011 1:54 am

    Please put me down for this swap. I love anything Spring or Fall with vintage colors.

  10. Jhenna / Feb 17 2011 4:55 am

    I’m in!! I emailed you! This is going to be so much fun! Thanks for doing this 🙂

  11. Ruth / Feb 15 2011 11:54 pm

    I want to join the swap will be fun creating.

  12. PunK rAwK pUrL / Feb 11 2011 3:33 pm

    I have emailed! I am officially in!

  13. Janie R / Feb 11 2011 11:14 am

    I’m in! I’m a little nervous, but terribly excited!

    I love bright, happy colors like yellow and blue and green and red. I adore babies and puppies and other squishy things. I like to snuggle up in something cozy with a cup of hot cocoa. I love to read and sew and crochet and needle felt and scrapbook and knit and well, make anything, really!

    My blog is (rarely updated)

  14. sarah / Feb 11 2011 2:58 am

    I love swaps and love this idea! Found out about your event via MyGirlThursday.
    Expect an email!

  15. Cassandra / Feb 11 2011 12:50 am

    I read about your swap on My Girl Thursday blog, love the swap idea!!! Love it! Please count me in.
    I am adding your button to my blog to promote it!!

  16. shelbyisrad / Feb 10 2011 10:58 pm

    This sounds SOOO fun! I am excited to be joining.

  17. nicole / Feb 10 2011 7:20 am

    hullo! i’d love to sign up thanks! loooooooove handmade goodies 😀
    totally a magnificent idea!
    i enjoy the colours green and blue and i like plants and cupcakes and chocolate things and hugs.

  18. Rebecca Lloyd-Jones / Feb 10 2011 6:54 am

    I’m in and have sent you an email with my details! Hooray, sounds fun! xx

  19. ruby&lo / Feb 10 2011 4:37 am

    Add me in Zoe!

  20. MaryAnn / Feb 10 2011 1:47 am

    I followed the link from My Girl Thursday & since you are giving us six months to follow through, sign me up!
    I’m hoping to get a post on my blog about your swap, too! Let the fun just keep on going!

  21. Dita Maulani / Feb 2 2011 11:10 pm

    I know this blog from My Girl Thursday and definitely love to trade!

  22. VeryZoe / Feb 2 2011 7:23 pm

    I know you mentioned on Twitter that you were having problems with the text at the end not making buttons, just thought I’d let you know I’ve popped it in a widget on my sidebar and it worked just fine 🙂

    Am loving this idea so much though!!

  23. Jennifer Saia / Feb 2 2011 4:58 am

    I love swaps, count me in!!

    This is a great idea!!!

  24. Jennifer Saia / Feb 2 2011 4:51 am

    I have been in several apron swaps over the past year, and have had so much fun. I would like to participate in this international swap!!! I have a blog sight:

    come check out my blog!!!

  25. Gina / Feb 1 2011 2:19 pm

    Count me in! I love swaps and this one really interests me! 🙂

  26. MBC / Jan 30 2011 3:10 pm

    I would be interested 😀 😀 So long as I don’t get stuck making/sending something to my sister (*schnitzelnboo*) hahahaha

  27. april / Jan 30 2011 10:43 am

    I want to – but I’m really not very good – what if my craft does not live up to expectations? and what do I make – how do I find that kind of thing out? Could we get peoples blogs or twitter accounts or somesuch so we can ask?
    I’m just a beginner at it all but so much want to participate (ooh and come over to my blog and I’ll send you something for nothing – need 4 more people to subscribe to my giveaway thing – no not spam – just have no readers and got a meme – feel free to delete this bit 🙂 )

  28. Sena Garrett / Jan 30 2011 4:19 am

    I’d like to participate and love international partners!!!
    I like lots and lots of things. I think my partner can get a good idea of the things I like from my blog.
    I’ll also put this button on my blog.

  29. Lucie / Jan 29 2011 5:44 pm

    Great idea, Zoe, I’m in!

  30. Katie / Jan 29 2011 4:12 pm

    I love swaps! 🙂 Totally in – will send you an email later on. Thanks for organizing, Zoe!

  31. Donaji / Jan 29 2011 7:15 am

    Happy BIRTHDAY by the way! I hope you have a funtastic day!!!!

  32. Donaji / Jan 29 2011 6:24 am

    YAAAAAAY!!!! Awesomeness. I’m in, 10000%.

    Loves: all crafts, paintings, drawings, photography, anything, anything, anything 🙂 I love all animals. Except for snakes……..and critters, unless they are cute ones 😉

    Thanks Zoe, for putting this together! I’m spreading the word. Woop Woop!

  33. fatcatfromvox / Jan 29 2011 12:45 am

    Awesome! I’m also in! Love green things, cats, bunnies and just about any other critter you can think of! Will email you details later on.

  34. thalia / Jan 28 2011 11:01 pm

    I’m in!!!!
    I love rainbows, baking and elephants!!


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