Friday, January 4, 2008

Apron Swap - Spring 2008

*** This Swap is now Closed.***
After a year of blogging free apron tutorials, I am now ready to move onto new aproning activities in 2008. This year I would like to host 4 seasonal apron swaps. So I am now soliciting apron makers and wearers from around to globe to participate in these swaps.


About Me --- I have been sewing since I was about 8 years old. I have been wearing aprons longer than I can remember. I have had a love of wearing and collecting aprons since my earliest childhood. I would like to share that love of aprons with other apron lovers.

Here's what I propose for the swaps... I am breaking the swaps up into 4 swaps.

The first swap will occur from January to March, the second from April to June, the third from July to September, and the last from October to December.

Since the first swap ends in March, I am proposing a spring swap.
You will create an adult sized apron with springtime theme. That can incorporate the color, the design, whatever. It just needs to speak SPRING, use your imagination.

You can design your own or use a loved pattern. If you cannot sew but want to participate you may purchase an apron but it MUST be a Hand-Made apron. If sewing your apron, please pre-wash all your fabrics before making your apron. This will ensure that there is no bleeding or shrinking of fabrics when the new owner launders it.

How about a list of requirements:

Spring Theme
Must be hand-made by your hands or those of another crafter
Pre-washed cotton fabric
A pocket of some sort
Embellishments are welcome but not required (rickrack, trims, buttons)
Adult sized apron

Included with your Apron should be
A well loved family recipe for soup.

When is the apron due?
Aprons must be mailed out by March 1st at the latest.

Deadline to commit to the swap - January 20th.
To sign up for the swap you must send me an e-mail at byrdhouse1(at)windstream(dot)net.
I will collect all the names, swap them out, and then post you an e-mail listing your partner's information.

Include the following in the e-mail:
1) Full name

2) mailing address

3) blog URL

4) email address

5) Please indicate if you are willing to ship internationally or not

6) Anything you want your partner to know such as color dislikes, size, or some such info.

About Your Partner
You will not have the same person that has you. This will allow you to blog your apron creation without spoiling the fun for your swap partner. This also allows you to snoop around your partner’s blog (if they have one) and get a little more information about their tastes).
I don’t know if I will do all the swaps this way this year but I thought it would be fun to try it this way the first time.

I will open a flickr group where we can post our apron pictures (as soon as I figure out how).

If the person’s size is a factor in your apron construction, you can e-mail me and I will contact them for you and let you know (provided they tell me). Hee hee. (That in mind it would be nice to try for a "fit’s most" size, which most aprons are)


Sequana said...

This looks like so much FUN! I've just sent my email to you.

mama k said...

I emailed you too. You know I am SO down for this. yay!

angeliclenore said...

SWEET!! Count me in!!

Lucy said...

Hurray! This is exciting!

Marylois said...

I'm going to have to take the challenge too, though I don't have a blog.

Elles Niche said...

This looks like so much fun! Jsut sent you an email this morning! Can't wait!!!!!

StichingSurgeon said...

Looks like fun...sending an email your way!

kristi said...

what a fabulous idea!!

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

I wanna play!

And I love the background for this blog!

tallulahsophie said...

sounds like fun! going to email ya right now!

Debbie said...

This sounds like a lot of fun. I can't wait to get started.

'Bella and Gabe said...

I'm sending you an email now! I'm so excited about this! How fun and what a great idea!

~ Jennifer

MyJourneyBack said...

Oh this looks like so much fun! Count me in. I'll send an email too! I am thinking spring!

Sequana said...

I have plans, and I'm getting so anxious to implement them. *S*

This can't happen soon enuf now.

Gretchen said...

I just emailed- sounds like a lot of fun!

Aurora said...

Now that this has ben on Whip Up, I am betting you are going to get alot of participants,...I'm in! please sign me up! This looks like a fun swap...I made both of my (adult) daughters aprons for holiday gifts...and I just love the notion of making an apron and then swapping with someone! aurora at morningstarbooks dot com

Crista said...

I just emailed you as well. This is my first swap and I am very excited!

Danetta said...

My first swap - I am excited to do this. Thanks!!

Trisha too said...

Lucy! I was on whip up for the first time in a long time, and there was your wonderful swap!
E-mail = sent.

Cynthia said...

ooh. I just picked up my machine from the repair shop. I am excited to have a reason to sew!

Giabella Designs said...

I have just found a love of aprons! Count me in!

ztoamom said...

In at the last minute - found you via tie one on. Yippee, glad to be a part of the fun.

Jenn(ifer) said...

This looks like fun, just sent my email.

Betty said...

I am so excited about the apron swap!
I'm sending you an e-mail just in the nick of time!
I found this swap on Tie one On. This is going to be fun. I make aprons every day! And I can't wait to make a special one for the swap! Thanks! Betty

kathi d said...

I just found this at tie-one-on. So glad I got here in time! How fun!

Frieda said...

I sent you an email Can;t wait to get started

Rebecca said...

I found you on Whip-Up, just in time. My email has been sent, and I'm very excited, I've been in the mood for aprons!

Lovie said...

CLBOh boy does this sound like fun! I just sent you an email signing myself and my daughter up.