Saturday, August 21, 2010

Let's make it official!

****** the sign ups are now closed ******

Well, I've decided to make it official. The Stocking Swap is on! I'll make this post the official one, so anyone that expressed interest for the Christmas Stocking swap, if you could just add another comment to this post, that would be good. If your comments are set to noreply, could you please leave your email address in your comment so I can contact you with all the details.

So, the rules. Basically you will make a Christmas stocking for someone, and you will receive a stocking in return. I thought I would open this up to anyone in the world. I have posted things overseas that would weigh approximately as much as a stocking, and it is usually no more than $10. If that is too much, you could think about making a nice thin stocking that could post flat and be sent as a letter. That would only be a few dollars. I just didn't want to leave anyone out.

I'll make this swap a secret one, just because I love those ones. Once I have everyones details I will organise partners and let each of you know who your secret partner is. I would then ask you go and check out their blog, get a feel for what they might like, and make your stocking just for them.

I'll leave sign ups open until next Friday, the 27th of August, so that I will have time to contact everyone to get their postal details and arrange swap partners. Hopefully I will get your swap partners details out to everyone by the end of the month. I'll then leave the deadline for posting your stocking until the 1st of November, so that gives you plenty of time to make your stocking. That way if you are a knitter, crocheter, stitcher or sewer, you will have lots of time up your sleeve to get it done.

I would ask that if you sign up it might be an idea to follow me (if you don't already) so that you can be kept up to date on all matters regarding the swap. Most of all I would ask that you have fun! Be mindful of what you are signing up for, I wouldn't want anyone disappointed by not getting their stocking.

I have found quite a few websites with patterns for all sorts of stockings, like this one here. I also think I might do up a tutorial for one as well. I do love me some Christmas Stockings!

If you would like to spread the word on your blog, it would be much appreciated, the more the merrier I say! Also you can take the image I made from this post, add it to your side bar linking back to this post. If you are not sure how to do this, just ask, I'm always happy to help.

Hopefully I have covered everything, if there is something I forgotton, please don't hesitate to let me know and I'll fix it up. So, what are you waiting for, lets get swapping!

*EDIT: To add the picture from this post to your side bar:
1. Right click on the image and select save image as
2. Save the image to your hard drive
3. Copy the link for this post
4. Go into your blogger dashboard and select add a gadget
5. Select Picture. Click on the browse button and find the picture you saved in your hard drive
6. Add the link for this post then select save
And that should be it.


JK Creations said...

count me in!

kitty n' kitsch said...

I'd love to do it. However, I am away from beg Oct for 6 weeks so would love to get my swap details as soon as poss. Sorry to be pushy! Hope ok. x

Deb said...

Yes I'm in :)

Anita Meade said...

It's a yes for me too Selina. Thanks for organising this one.

aracne said...

I am in, and thank you for extending this swap to the entire world!
Please also send me instructions for:

'... you can take the image I made from this post, add it to your side bar linking back to this post.'

Thanks a lot

Selina said...

I edited the post to include the directions to add the picture to your sidebar. I hope this helps.

Selina xx

Car said...

Count me in :)

Knicky Knacks said...

Of course I'm in. Can't wait.

Mistea said...

Hey can I play too?

Can we put things in the stocking??

Thanks for hosting.

Sarah said...

I'm quite excited about this. I'd love to be part of your lovely swap Selina. Thanks so much for organising it.

handmadehappiness said...

i'm defo in can i have uk only please sorry to be a pain!!!! xx thanx so much for hosting such fun xx

Justine said...

Count me in please!! How exciting!!

LaaLaa said...

I'd love to join in please.

Green thumb said...

Hello Selina,
I've just found you via Sarah's blog. Your idea of swap sounds lovely but unfortunately not being a crafter I can't join in, anyway, have fun!

Fat Chick said...

I've just been told about your swap by Traci and would love to join in!
I like the idea of it being international too!
I am following now, please count me in!
Fat Chick

Jille said...

Please count me in!
Jille x

crzylady said...

and your lovely badge is added :) will blog about it soon!

michelle said...

i think i said yep to this when you first blogged it. so if i did its still yep. if i didn't it is yep. thank you for organising. so far you are very organised. hooray for christmas and hooray for stockings

Pam said...

Hi Selina. Count me in please. Phew just made it! :)

Tracey Jane said...

Hi Selina,

I'd love to part of your stocking swap count me in to!


Ruby Star said...

I'd love to join in.

Inn Country said...

I would love to join in, I love christmas! I was visiting Pam from cloth to creation blog so I thought I would pop over and join in. Have a beautiful day Lisa
Olive Grove Primitives

Joolz said...

Hi Selina,
Count me in please, sounds like fun!

linny said...

Hi Selena,
I would love to join the Stocking swap, but don't have a blog & live in Australia. Is this a problem. I'll understand if you only want bloggers

Steph said...

Yay!!! Count me in please Mrs. Claus!! Can't wait to start thinking about Christmas :)

Sandra said...

Sounds like tremendous fun, please, count me in.

Miss Sew & So said...

count me in- now i'm back from france with some gorgeous lace in fun already!!
melissa x

Rachael said...

oh how fun is this i love christmas.
please count me in.
is it ok that i dont have a blog, can i still participate?

Klarafina said...

This sound fun! Count me in :)

fayefayesparkle said...

I would love to be in this!!

Colette said...

Count me in, can't believe I'm starting to plan for Christmas already!

Colette said...

Oh, I hope I'm not too late - just realised the time difference makes me a day late!

Clobelle said...

Pretty sure I'm too late sorry - if you're able to please count me in x