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Christmas Gift Tutorial Swap

Bethany created our Flickr group to share the photos of our gifts after we make them! Visit the Flickr website and join the group today so we can get to know each other! SWAP- Christmas Gift Tutorial Swap!

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Shop swap!

Two posts in one day! I signed up for this swap, the Shop Swap and it sounds so fun! Basically, everyone exchanges stores with someone else and then review an item that is sent to them by their partner. Its a great way to get exposure to your shop and find a new shop as well!

Speaking of Swaps, only 6 days left to get your entries in for the Christmas Gift Tutorial Swap! We’ve got LOTS of participants, so don’t miss out on the fun! Deadline to sign up is September 27.

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SWAP- Christmas Gift Tutorial Swap!

Bethany from A Wednesday Afternoon and I are hosting a Christmas Gift Tutorial SWAP! With Christmas just 115 days away, we are all trying to figure out which tutorials and projects we’ve found online to use for Christmas gifts. How about a Take Along Race Track and Toy Car Holder or a Cottage Chic Apron Tutorial? The options are endless and at times, overwhelming.

In this SWAP, you can make a Christmas gift using any fabric or any project using Christmas fabric for your partner using one of your tutorials in your To-Do list. Include the finished product with a print out of the tutorial (with the link of where you found it) with materials to make another object from the tutorial. Easy and you can check that pattern of your To Do list and hopefully you will find a new tutorial from your partner!

We will subclassify everyone who signs up in hopes of getting you with a partner who will make something you love. This is open to all crafts- sewing, crochet, knit, etc. So send an email to craftyswap@aol.com with this information:

– Name, email address, shipping address
– Brief description of who you are, where you live, etc.
– What types of tutorial would you like to TRY from these categories? Baby, Home, Women’s accessories, Kid Boy, Kid Girl
– What types of tutorial would you like to RECEIVE from the above categories?
*You can pick as many categories as you want
– whether or not you will ship internationally

Isn’t this fun??  Here are the dates to remember:

– September 27- LAST day to sign up
– September 30- date you will receive your partner by at the latest
– October 21- deadline to have the project in the mail to your partner

Let’s Swap some Christmas gifts!

Grab the button in the sidebar too!

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Projects I’m working on

I’m working on several things, strewn over my living room… I cant wait until my sewing corner is finished!

1. Recovering my horrible ironing board. I got this ironing board when I was going to college and the padding is gone and its covered in gunk. So I picked out this material and I’m going to be covering it. Hopefully it will work better for me. Ignore the floor- it needs a good cleaning to shine properly. I’m using this tutorial http://www.vanessachristenson.com/2008/07/tutorialno-sew-cover-for-ironing-board.html

2. I Spy Quilt

I participated in Wendy and Meredith’s I Spy Swap and got the squares back last Saturday. 20 people sent in 20 squares of 10 different fabrics (so 200 squares each). Meredith did a great job sending back 200 individual squares to each person to make into their own I Spy projects. I decided to make mine into two quilts for when my nieces and nephews come over. I’m using this tutorial. I think I’m going to double the size of the quilt, so I’m making 15 4 patch squares in pink, 15 squares in yellow, 15 squares in green and 15 squares in teal for one quilt. I’ll figure the next quilt out after I’ve accomplished one. I’m going to use probably 50 or 60 of the 200 novelty squares to do the I Spy with.

Last night I started working on the squares.

I started with these strips cut out

and then I ended last night with 9 squares of the pink. I promise its hot pink in person.

Just 51 more squares to go!

3. My husband’s cousin’s daughter is turning one in September. She has a cute little shirt that says Miss September on it and a tutu of many colors and asked me to make a hairbow for her to wear. I’m going for this look but on a crochet headband. I just need to get the tulle and we are good to go!

4. A Binder cover to hold all my tutorials on my to do list. I’m using this tutorial on Moda Bake Shop’s blog http://www.modabakeshop.com/2009/08/binder-cover.html.

5. My host of Christmas presents for my parents, grandparents, siblings, nieces, nephews, friends, aunts, cousins…. so many to do and only FOUR MONTHS from yesterday to get it all accomplished!

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