What better way to kick off summer than with a NEW apron?!
We had so much fun with the last swap and I still have emails coming in with ladies who want to join in our next swap, so get ready for another one!
Tell all of your friends - the more the better!!!
April 28th-May 5th, Sign up
June 9th Mail Deadline
SO HERE'S HOW IT WILL WORK:
1.) Starting April 28th - May 5th, send me an email abbywelker(at)yahoo(dot)com with:
Address (very IMPORTANT)
Blog Address (if you have one)
Please specify if there is a color you can't live with
Please specify if you're willing to ship internationally
Your name does me no good if I don't have your address!
Also-check your Bulk or Junk folders in case you don't get a reply from me. You might have to add my email address to your address book so your program won't delete my emails to you.
SWAP WILL BE CLOSED ON MAY 5TH
2.) Apron must be HAND MADE and have:
At least 1 pocket
Include a fun story or information about yourself and anything else you want like a recipe, cookbook, etc.
3.) BE CREATIVE! The rest is up to you - use your imagination!
4.) Aprons MUST be in the mail no later than June 9th. That gives everybody 4 weeks to sew.
When will I know who my swap buddy is?
It's going to take a week for all of the names to roll in, and then another day or two for me to compile them into a swap list.
HELP! I don't know where to start! Where can I get some inspiration?
Go to my "Aprons" link section on this blog and you'll find several websites with all kinds of designs.
When can I start my apron?
Any time you want! Start today if you know you want to participate.
When can I mail my apron?
Any time after you get your swap buddy's name and address - NO LATER THAN JUNE 9TH.
Does my apron have to be fancy? Where can I find an easy pattern?
NO! Your apron should be whatever you'd like it to be. Here are some easy apron instructions and here are some easier instructions if you don't know what to do. You can also purchase patterns at a craft store or online shop.
What if I bail and decide not to make or send an apron?
That would be a huge bummer for the person waiting for your apron. Don't commit to the swap if you don't think you'll actually do it! If you have to, go to an online boutique (some are listed on this site) and buy one if you get overwhelmed.
And...I've got friends in low places. Don't make me come after you! (just kidding - but seriously, folks.)
Will I know the person who I am swapping with?
No - I hope not. I randomly swap names and I pay attention to people who might live in the same area. The idea is to send and receive something from someone you don't know.