Monday, September 12, 2011

Crafty Bits Swap Spot Pincushion Swap

Yes, it's a pincushion Swap!

Sign Ups:

Sign Ups will start today and end Saturday September 24 @ 11pm.

Mail Deadline:

Mail by no later than Monday October 24th.

You must use tracking and delivery confirmation if mailing with-in the US. Please send me the tracking number.

Swap Details:

Swappers of all skill levels are invited but you must have a blog to join. This swap is open internationally. If you prefer to swap in the US only please be sure to let me know. This will be a partner to partner swap so feel free to contact your partner and make friends!

What we're swapping: This is a pincushion swap so we are swapping:

  1. Pincushion of your choice. There is no specific theme for your pincushion. Pincushions can be hand stitched or machine sewn but should be handcrafted not purchased. Be creative, have fun, and create something that you would love to receive!

  2. Two sewing bobbles/goodies to go along with your pincushion package.


This is meant to be a fun and inexpensive swap so let's keep the expense between $5 and $10. This price includes your materials for making the pincushion and your two sewing bobbles/goodies. (Costs of postage/shipping is not included in the amount.)

Other Details:

Pincushion materials: Any combination of materials and mediums may be used to create your pincushion. For example assorted fabric types, yarns, recycled wool, batting, recycled materials, plastic, wood, glass, tin, or ceramic containers. You name it and with a little creativity it can probably be made into a pincushion.

Pincushion Filling: When it comes to filling your pincushion, there are lots of available fillings. Cotton, polyester, wool fabric, yarn, sawdust, crushed walnut shells, sand and/or rice could be used. Some swappers may be sensitive to some of these filling materials. If you have allergies to anything that could be potentially used as a filling please let me know. I want you to to have a usable pincushion that won't send you to the emergency room in anaphylactic shock! Along these same lines when you mail your pincushion please let your partner know the materials you used when making and stuffing your pincushion.

Remember - be creative, have fun, and create something that you would love to receive! Need some inspiration? Ideas for all kinds of pincushions can be found all over the internet. Check out Google images, ETSY, Flickr, Yahoo images, etc. for ideas. Need a pincushion tutorial? In the coming weeks I'll be posting links for some great pincushion tutorials.

Want to sign up???

Have I talked you into participating yet? Good! Go fill out the form Here to sign up. You must fill out the form on WUFOO to participate. Just leaving me a comment doesn't sign you up(though I do love to read comments so feel free to fill out your WUFOO form then come back and leave a comment!)


Barb said...

Have to go look up my new address then I will be signing up. I already know which pincushion I'dlike to try.

val said...

count me in.....

Anonymous said...

and me, thanks :-)

Look What The Kat Dragged In said...

Goodness, I have such a full schedule till the end of this year but will be watching!

Tealovinglady said...

I missed your deadline but is it possible to still get in on your pincushion swap?

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