Thursday, January 8, 2009

Swapping Fun


I somehow stumbled across Swap-bot in my wanderings. I thought it looked fun, especially the craft related swaps. But I found that lots of swaps are restricted for people with plenty of good feedback from completed swaps already. So it sort of means you have to start with smaller swaps and work up to larger ones when you have the ratings to back you up.

My first swap is taking place right now. I signed up for a fast turnaround swap where you have two people you are to send 4 cards to and in return, you will receive 4 cards from two other people signed up in the swap. I have actually already received my cards from the people who sent to me. I'm sending my cards out tomorrow because I didn't get a chance to finish up my little gift bags for the cards until this afternoon. The first set that showed up for me included 4 cards made from pretty handmade paper and a pretty writing pen. The second set had four square cards of pretty papers and colorful envelopes plus two sweet little thank you cards and a little note from the sender. I'm sending out two sets of four different cards enclosed in little fabric gift bags that I whipped up with little felt birdies on the front. I considered doing two different fabrics for the bags, but wound up using the same because both people listed red as one of their favorite colors.

I'm looking forward to a fat quarters fabric swap around the end of the month. And in between, I also have a bookmark swap that I signed up for. And then maybe once I have a few ratings under my belt, I'd like to start signing up for some of the more crafting related swaps. Some of the popular swaps over there seem to be Dotee dolls. They are simple little dolls that you can hang up and most also have some kind of tail. They are really decorations, not toys. I see a great potential for them as sewing room decorations! You can see a bunch of them in the Dotee Dolls Flickr group.

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I am a thirty-something mother of two girls and a boy ranging from preschool to middle school. My husband and I keep working and reworking on our goal of raising our family healthier. Our house is a constant work under construction--adding on and remodeling. We're happy to have bought our property a few years ago, but as any homeowners know, owning a home just adds to your list of projects and chores because there's always improvements to be made and maintenance to be done. On our burgeoning homestead, we have chickens, guineas, a few goats, and our most recent additions-rabbits.

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I picked the name Petalz and Finz a couple years ago when I decided to try Etsy out. I wanted to custom make some baby related items and have things for girls and boys. I felt the name incorporated both my kids (at the time) into it--petalz for Ivy and finz for Finn.

I haven't had time to do much of anything with my Etsy for a while, but it's still my in my long term goals. In the mean time, I'm having fun with this blog thing. I've found some creative inspiration through my own posting, but also through many other wonderful blogs out there.

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