Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Springtime/Easter swap

Yes, I know, we've only just got over Christmas and the New Year's celebrations, but I love the thought that at this time of the year, although the days are still short they are actually lengthening little by little, and if you look closely in your garden or local open spaces you might spot the small green shoots of snowdrops, crocuses and possibly even daffodils, which tell us that nature is already aware that spring is just around the corner. So what better time than now to look forward to the next landmark on our calendars, the Easter weekend, which this year falls on the last weekend in March, so is only 11 weeks away.

I so enjoyed participating in Tracy's Christmas Cracker swap that I decided to host my own swap, a Springtime/Easter themed swap.

I suggest that we fill a plastic container, something like a 500g margarine tub or a 1litre ice cream tub - if you're a hoarder of "stuff" like me, you'll already have loads of these lying around, but if not then there's plenty of time to get your hands on one, beg, steal or borrow from your friends, or if all else fails, buy a full one from the supermarket and eat the contents (if you have to take this drastic measure, then ice cream might be a tastier choice!). If you would like to take part please sign up by commenting below, I'll pair everyone up on 1st February, which will then give you enough time to stalk your swap partner, find out what floats their boat, and fill the container with small gift items of your choice, which could be the usual craft supplies, something you've made, maybe a choc or two, anything you like, and when its full, wrap it with fabric, tie up with ribbon and post off to your swap partner. Overseas followers are welcome to participate, but will everyone who enters please state where they are from and if they would be willing to post to an overseas partner. Thankyou.

So, entry is now open and will be closed in 3 weeks time, Thursday 31st Jan.

p.s. I'm not very up on this html stuff, so if someone out there would like to make one of those linky thingies that you post at the side of the blog for this swap, then I'd be only too delighted for you to do so.

19 comments:

Kat Pearce said...

A lovely idea Joy, please count me in xx

Kat Pearce said...

Hannah from Cupcake Mumma would like to join in too her email is cupcakemumma@yahoo.co.uk x

Tracy said...

hi Joy sounds great count me in, just off to the shops now to buy some ice-cream!!!, i'll email you in a bit on how to add the linky gadget thingy!!!

Ellie Foster said...

Dear Joy
Please include me in your Spring/Easter swap (Great Idea!) as I really enjoyed the Christmas Cracker swap too. I am happy to post worldwide.
Bobo Bun is also hosting a 4 Happy things swap if you are interested in taking part. Details can be found here: http://mrsbobobun.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/four-years-old-again.html
Best wishes
Ellie

Jean said...

I would like to join you all Joy x

Crafty in the Med said...

Hello Joy
Please enter me for your swap too. I am in Spain so happy to swap with anyone worldwide or beyond :-)

I just love these swaps great way of getting to know bloggers.

keep well

Amanda :-)

Crafty in the Med said...

Have posted a pic and link to your swap on my blog :-)

A xx

Busy Little Chicken said...

Hi Joy, I'd like to join in too please!! Can't quite believe that Easter is only 11 weeks away though.....Sorry I can't help on the linky thingies, but let me know how to do it when you find out please!! :)

Kat Pearce said...

Foorgot to add I'm happy to post anywhere x

Lizzy said...

Hi, Joy

I would like to take part in this too! Happy to post anywhere. Just need to eat some ice cream now!

Kimberley Atkinson said...

Hi Joy, a new follower via Tracy above. I would love to take part and live in New Zealand. I will post worldwide too.

Jille said...

I loved the cracker swap too! I would love to take part in this one. I would like to post in the UK please. Thankyou.
Jille xx

MBags said...

Hi Joy. I'm also new to this thanks to Tracy. I'd like to join in the swap, please. I'm happy to post world wide. Thank you.
Margaret

Dawn said...

Just followed Mad about Bags link and would love to join your swap - UK only please.

Sara said...

Hello Joy

I found your blog through Tracy's link and would love to take part in your swap, it sounds like fun.

I live in the UK and would prefer to post to the UK only.

Thanks

Sara

Busy Little Chicken said...

Hi Joy, have already posted on here but forgot to say I am happy to post anywhere :)

Kimberley Atkinson said...

I'd loved to be involved. I am in New Zealand and will post anywhere. I am doing a supermarket bag swop on my blog too, if anyone is interested.

Crafts @ Home said...

Hi there, can I join in too? although I would prefer U.K only please :)
SueXxx

simplyvintage said...

I'd love to join in please, though prefer UK only. Thank You. xxx