Handmade Gift Exchange Winter 2012

Today I signed up for the latest Handmade Gift Exchange, organised by Linda over at Craftaholics Anonymous. This will be the second time I’ve taken part in Linda’s exchange, the first was earlier this year (you can read more about it here). Last time I opted for the UK only section of the exchange, but this time I’ve signed up for the international, I think it will be great to make friends with someone a bit further afield and hope they like whatever I decide to make.

Sign up is open until 7th November, then you receive your partner on the 8th/9th. This time it is slightly different, instead of being anonymous like last time, you make for the same person that makes for you. I’m hoping this way I will be able to learn more about my partner and hopefully gain a new crafty friend.

If you are thinking of joining a swap but haven’t done so before I would recommend this as your first. I found it good as there was no minimum spend and no theme, there is no skill level so you don’t feel that pressure of “will it be good enough?” (well that’s how I felt anyway). The whole point of it is to meet new people and try making new things. Lets be honest everybody likes to receive something in the post, whether big or small, especially if it has been made just for them!

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