I just created my own Button swap!

Swap-bot swap: Buttons Buttons Buttons!

If you aren’t a member of swap-bot.. maybe you should move your buns. :)

This is Buttons swap!
I realized that my stash was full of buttons that didn’t suit my taste, and I wanted to trade for some cute & cool ones. So I decided to create a button swap! Everyone loves (and needs) buttons! For sewing projects, card making, and any embellishments!

Swap Coordinator: ravenastoria
Swap categories: Craft Supplies Crafts Sewing
Location: Regional – usa
Type: Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop: July 5, 2011
Date items must be sent by: July 15, 2011
Number of swap partners: 1

This swap is to expand our button stashes!

I have not found a swap like this yet, I decided to create my own.
You will send to your partner 20 MEDIUM to LARGE Buttons.
(if you send teeny tiny buttons, smaller than 1/4 inch, please send 2 tiny ones for each regular sized button. example: 10 medium and 20 tiny ones). Note: Very large buttons still count as 1 button!

This is a good opportunity to get rid of some buttons that we do not like, and to gain some awesome new ones for crafts and sewing projects. Send vintage, wood, leather, hand painted, metal, shaped, or plastic. Flat back or shanks. Bubble wrap if you plan to send delicate or glass buttons. Please no toggles or snaps. ONLY BUTTONS please. :)

Any question, feel free to Message me. This is my first swap. I will angel if need be, but please please try to send out your items. It’s great to get things on time. Let your partner know if you’ll be late. Everyone is very sympathetic. We’ve all got other swaps too! This isn’t a very long swap because it doesn’t require any real crafting. You have til July 15th to send out your buttons. :)

Come join in!

Potholder, Tablerunner & 4 New Swaps!

So i finally finished my potholder. I really shouldn’t have posted it yet, because my partner could see it! She’s received it, and i don’t think that the surprise was spoiled. phew! sadly, i was in a rush to box it up and send it out that i forgot to take a final photo!

here is a bad cell picture of the “quilt-top” and the cupcake applique. Hand cut, and embroidered on the bottom right corner. :) i wanted a nice modern color palette without being too juvenile.

I used striped pink and white for the binding. It looked super cute. Maybe I’ll make one for myself one day. I also finally used one of my iron on labels! I had them made by a nice lady in Australia via etsy, but i haven’t used them yet. It looked mighty professional. I will make sure to post better and more photos on my next swap.

The swap I received was a gorgeous handmade quilted table runner by a great crafter! I can’t wait to find a place to use it. hopefully one day i get her assigned to make, and i can make her something i return. :)

While on the topic of new swaps, I joined Round 12! Craft a surprise for you partner. :) Same theme as last time. Pick something you are good at, and send it away to your assigned partner. I have a few ideas, but since partners were already assigned, I’m keeping them secret!

i also joined 2 other swaps, Folllow my Craft Blog, and Follow my Art Blog. These are email only swaps. You are assigned 5 people to email your link to. They check it out and see if they wanna follow you. 5 people were assigned to me as well, so receive 5 new blogs to check out. Its great for inspiration, and gaining new readers. Welcome all who have arrived from swap bot! :)

I also joined 2 MORE swaps! These will be my first 2 ATC swaps. (Artist Trading Cards) You create mini pieces of art, 2.5 in x 3.5 inches, in whatever style you want. It should showcase you, or the theme chosen. :) Mine are Alphabet ATCs, so the themes are “H is for…” and “I is for…”. they are mounted on thick card stock like real trading cards, and can be traded to other swappers or displayed on a wall!

I’m gonna need two good words that starts with I, and H…. :)

Let me know if you are playing along! Happy swapping!


Swap Bot – Craft a Surprise 11 – Progress!

Ever since partners were assigned in the Swap, I began drawing, doodling and working out different ideas. Then, finally I decided on one! I shouldn’t divulge much info since the swap is not complete.. but here are some progress photos.

You might be able to see what it is.. or you may just have to wait!

I used a mix of some new fabrics, and some old fabrics and some that I won!

I love how my rotary cutter made it into all the shots, haha. :) i love that thing.

My First Crafting Swap!

I’ve seen so many quilting block swaps, fabric swaps, and tons of other kinds of swaps out there. I want to participate too! I like to make things FOR people. :)
So I decided to enter this swap. Round 11: Craft a Surprise for Your Partner.

I chose to use Swap-bot for my first swap. It’s computer generated and simple to navigate and understand, plus it was easy to find. :)

The computer will choose a partner for me, email me their address. Then I craft something that I’m confident in (sewing, drawing, jewlery) and then I mail the completed project to them. And I receive something as well from the person assigned to me. :)

Swap-bot swap: Round 11 Craft a Surprise For Your Partner
My First Swap!

I can’t wait to get my partner. Sign -Ups end May 5th. Not sure how long after the partners are assigned. :)