Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Summer Sac Swap


Okay ladies (and gentlemen) drum roll please…. I have decided to do a swap, so I’m crossing my fingers and hoping that it will be embraced by the masses. You may live in or be visiting places that other swappers are dreaming of and would love to go to. Why not collect stuff for someone else so that they can live vicariously?
  1. Construct a Sack/Bag to hold treasures. This can be a simple as a brown bag with drawings or a more intricate sewn bag. It could be a spice sack from Marrakech or a beautiful Japanese fabric made up into a bag.
  2. Sack contains things from cities you visit during the summer or from place you live. Items may include: Photographs, maps, postcards, trinkets, menus, business cards, ephemera, rocks, shells, sticks, pressed flowers, fabric, beads, sketches you have drawn…You all get the idea. It’s kind of like a treasure hunt for your swapper- find them interesting things for inspiration.
This is fun and supposed to be a way to put together a fun collection of things throughout the summer. There are two important dates: September 2 is the date you should have everything finished and be posting photos in the Flickr group. September 8 is the send-off date. By mid-September each of us will receive a sack of goodies to jump start the fall, and time when we are beginning to think about the holiday gift making- okay maybe not that soon…but soon enough. Here are the Rules...
  1. At no time may you stress about this swap. If you feel you need to stress, then go find a little trinket or rock to put in your swapper’s sack.
  2. The summer sack is a container that holds lots of goodies. I want the creator to decide what it is all about, the only requirement is that you can honestly describe it as one of the best gifts you have ever given, and the maker has to want it so much themselves that it is very difficult to send to their swapper.
If this sounds like the swap for you, send an email to pixiewinkle@gmail.com with the following information:
  1. Name, Address, Email, Blog
  2. Where will you visit/live this summer?
  3. List the top three places you wish you could travel to this summer.
  4. What are your favorite colors?
  5. What type of creativity projects do you do?
  6. Other things your swapper might like to know about you.
  7. Your sign.
The last day of sign up is June 16. No extensions because I will be off to travel the world (not really, but it sounds nice;)

16 comments:

painted fish studio said...

yay! this will be so fun!

jenn said...

Sounds great!

jen b said...

how fun! i am off to sign up.

AA said...

I love this swap! Great idea. It's perfect for me. I'll be traveling for 5 weeks this summer.

Susan said...

Love the idea of this swap.

mysteryhistorymom said...

FUN, FUN, FUN! COunt me in on this! I am hosting a swap right now, too, so please stop by and take a peek!:-) Lori

Sabii Wabii said...

Im in!

Katherine said...

What a great idea -- I'd love to participate!

CieAngel said...

I sent you an email to sign up for this swap it sounds like alot of fun. Thanks for hosting it.

Michele said...

What a fun idea! Can I join you all?
Thanks :)
Michele

Pixiewinkle said...

I'm so glad you all like the idea of this swap. Everyone can join- the more the merrier! By the way, by sign I mean astrological sign- it's just for fun.

Bek said...

sounds great

Rosa said...

Hi Pixiewinkle,
We are practically neighbors, I live on the other side of the Hudson River!
Anyway, I'm interested in joining your swap...love the swap button, really pretty!
I'm off to e-mail you my info.
Take care,
Rosa

Melissa said...

I sent my info off, hopefully you got it. This swap sounds like a lot of fun.

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AnnieB said...

h dammit - I missed it! next time I hope. Great idea by the way - I would have loved to join in...

julochka said...

i'm way late in coming to this, but what a cool idea! i'll have to come back and sign on when you do another one! :-)