Monday, July 14, 2008

Fall Sassy Apron Swap Sign-Up

Fall Leaves

Sign-Up Open till July 25, 2008

Fall seems so far away but I am looking forward to cooler weather.
It is time to Sign up for the Fall Sassy Apron Swap!!
I have already had people signing up and I haven’t yet posted the rules. :o)

The theme for this swap is fall. Since fall here in the Sates means holiday cooking I am making some requirements. Holiday baking, especially Thanks Giving cooking, is very messy so this apron has to stand up to the heavy work of good cooking. :o)

Here is the list of requirements:

1. It has to be a hand made bib (or full coverage) apron. Smocks are accepted too. NO HALF APRONS. The fabrics must be 100% cotton.
2. The apron must be durable (this doesn’t mean heavy fabric just it must stand up to washing, wiping hands and messy cooking.)
3. The apron’s theme is Fall or Autumn. This does not mean a certain fall holiday unless your partner asks for that. Not all our swappers are from the same place and not all celebrate the same holidays so please keep that in mind.
4. Since it if for the baking season, a hot pad or pot holder must be included. This is the extra thing this time. It should also be hand made by you or another crafter. It can be sewn, knit or crochet. I guess if there are other kinds, they are welcome too.
5. You must include your favorite pie recipe. If you haven’t noticed I am just a little fond of pie. So…. I would like you to send a copy of your recipe to my email address. One of our swappers has agreed to help put these into a little cookbook to be made available to the swappers at a later date.
6. Your aprons must be in the mail and on their way NO later than September 1st.

Here are some more things I would like you to consider before joining this swap.

To join in this swap you don’t have to be an expert seamstress, but you do need to be experienced enough to pull a nice apron off. I expect an apron that would pass in 8th Grade Home Ec. I don’t expect an A but at least passable.
I don’t want to get too fussy here and scare anyone off. I love to see the work of new seamstresses and have had some as partners in swaps and have loved the work they do. It is fresh and full of enthusiasm. If you feel that your work isn’t good enough you can also swap an apron made by another crafter. There are many at Etsy worth buying from. Just be sure to give credit where it is due and honor the apron artist.

To join this swap you will need to send me an email at this address, with ALL of the following information:
(please don’t lump all your information together, it makes data processing so very difficult for me).

1. Full name:
2. Mailing address:
3. Blog address:
4. Email address (just one please): (PLEASE include this it saves me so much time if you do)
5. Other swaps you have participated in (if you have not swapped with me previously):
6. Give one color you like:
7. Give one color you dislike:
8. Fabric style you like and dislike (ie., pastels, brights, jewel tones, florals, batiks, etc):
9. What is your dress size? (with a full apron you need to be sure that all your bits are covered)
10. List anyone you would rather not get an apron from. (like your sister, mother, former swap partners, etc.)
11. Do you want your apron to be holiday related? (if yes, specify which holiday, Thanks Giving, Halloween, Labor day, etc.)
12 Are you Willing to ship internationally or do you prefer within your continent. (I forgot to add this at first)

Please try to remember that there is a THEME. I really enjoyed seeing the many interpretations we had of summer and can't wait to see fall. How do you do fall in an apron? Think color, think cool temperatures, think family gatherings, outdoor splendor, baking, etc.

Pay attention to deadlines. You MUST send your apron out on time or I won't be able to let you play again.- Your partner will be working very hard to make something for you.

You really should contact your partner after receiving your apron and tell them THANK YOU! If you can't get to their blog, you should have a return address on the box your apron comes in. Send them a note, email, or blog post to let them know you got it and to say thank you. I had so many people this time feel sad that they never heard if their partner liked their apron or not.

-If you feel that you can't make it for what ever reasons, LET ME KNOW. I can work with you and if you have to drop out, it will give me time to get a substitute aproner to fill in.
- If I don't hear back from you in a timely manner - meaning I have tried to contact you multiple times and have received NO answer when I send out partners, I will assume you have dropped and will remove your name and move on.


kt mac said...

woo hoo it's swap time!

val said...


queen of everything said...

i just sent my email. woo hoo can't wait.

Anonymous said...

I wanna play!! I'm sending my info now.

Amy said...

still never received my summer apron .... but still will play this go around.

Green Plan(t) said...

I have some fun ideas for this swap! Sending my information today.

Aunt Pitty Pat's said...

I forgot to give you my little blog add: its
I have also linked you for this apron swap :)

Wila (aka Ali) said...

I just sent my info via email. I got the swap details from Preppy Pink Croc. I'm so excited! This will be my first "full apron"! I have another half one to finish by Saturday as a bridal shower gift...better get sewing!

CathyJean said...

Yay!! I e-mailed you!! :)

Jenny in Utah said...

Yeah! I just missed out on the last one by a day - so I will send my info for this one! I can't wait - I love autumn!

Anonymous said...

Yay! I emailed you my info! I love aprons! :)

Jen O said...

I just emailed my info to you. Can't wait for fall and my new apron!

Amy said...

I am so excited! I missed out on the last swap and have been looking forward to this one. I am sending all my info right away.

monique said...

I would love to join your swap. I have allready emailed you.

Smiles! Becca said...

I was wondering if you got my email? I wanted to join the swap. I can resend it if you didnt get it. I also dont mine sending international.

Anonymous said...

Hi, just checking to see if I'm signed up. Already sent my email. Thanks.

Gretchen said...

I'll send you my info shortly.

In the meantime, I'd be happy to send a summer apron to someone who hasn't received hers...

Danetta said...

I look forward to this fall swap. I sure hope this one goes easier for you!

The Law's said...

I recently stumbled upon your blog and I love it! I just sent in my entry! This will be my first swap, I'm so excited!

Sibyl said...

i sent you info a few days ago--would love to be in your swap. Love sewing, and would love to swap an apron with someone.


rheba said...

Just checking to see if my name was added to the list yet. I sent my email on the 20th. I'm looking forward to participating in another swap!


Crystal said...

I was checking to see if you received my email with my info for the swap. I didn't see my name on the list. Please let me know. Thanks.