Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Mouthy Stitches Swap


Along with my good friends Susan and Hadley, I am very excited to announce the Mouthy Stitches zippy purse swap!  We have been planning, plotting and scheming for a while, but now that the holidays are over we think you might be ready for a bit of stitchy fun.  In this round of Mouthy Stitches (yes, there may be more in the future!) we would be thrilled if you joined us to swap zipper purses and scraps.  We are looking for good natured, chatty, inspirational ladies who have some flickr experience to create a supportive, expressive, encouraging group.  By the end of February, you will receive a surprise purse in the post filled with a fat quarter-worth of scrappy happiness.

What is a purse?  Well, it's open to interpretation.  Think of something that might hold your hand stitched hexies to travel, your pencils, your passport and phone.  That scale of purse.

Want to see my inspirational mosaic to get your heart fluttering?



Yum!  Oh come on, you want to make a purse!  I know you do :)

Here is how you can join in the swap.
1. Sign ups are in the flickr group starting today and running to 22 January.  To complete your entry, you must become a member of the flickr group, complete the Google doc giving us your contact information and have an inspirational mosaic uploaded.  Yes, all of that by 22 January. If you are new to making mosaics, you can find a good tutorial here.  It is easy peasy.

2. Susan, Hadley and I will assign partners 29 January.  You will be assigned one partner, but they will not know you are creating for them.  Likewise, you will not know who is creating for you.

3. Run off and create your zipper purse from 30 January to the 25 February.  Fill it with happy scraps.  Through flickr and blogs, please stalk befriend your swap partner secretly.  Do not let them know you are creating for them, but watch closely to be sure you create something they will love.  Study their mosaic, watch their blog, read their hints comments on other flickr posts.

4. Now here is the most important part!  PARTICIPATE!  This swap is named Mouthy Stitches for a reason.  We want to hear the chatter on flickr.  Please be in the flickr group and commenting on posts at least once a week.  If you need to leave the swap, please let your swap mama know as quickly as possible.

5. Stuff your zipper purse with a fat quarter - worth of scraps.  Nothing smaller than 2.5 inches square, please.  Shipping of purses will be between 25 and 29 February.  This is an international swap, so please beware you may have to ship quite a distance.  Therefore, please, please, please limit your parcel to your zippy purse, the fat quarter of scraps and a nice handwritten note.  No chocolate, no stickers, no tokens.  We want to keep shipping costs low and eliminate the worry of stuffing a parcel with "bonus" goodies.

That is it, ladies!  We are bound to have a great time, so please get over to flickr and sign up today.  We can not wait to get stitching!



25 comments:

Laura @ Needles, Pins and Baking Tins said...

Wouldn't miss it for the world!!

Kelly said...

Great mosaic! Off to sign up now :)

Judith, Belfast said...

Of course I'm in with you 3 wonderful mamas! Jxo

cheeky monkey said...

Yes, yes, yes ... I will! the last swap was so much fun :)

Strawberry Patch said...

Oi Cindy! ME ME ME! Count me in, am I mouthy enough?!

patchworkdelights said...

Love it Cindy. Looking forward to joining in!

Linda Coleman said...

Oh Cindy, I'll just have to join this one as well (anyone got any extra time to sell)

Patchwork and Play said...

I'd love to join you but I have a lot on my plate for January and February, not counting the start of a new school year downunder! Let's say I'm still thinking about it! Sounds fun!

Diary of a Flutter.Kat said...

Fun fun FUN!
Although in all honesty I don't know that the dates work for me since I'll be travelling internationally over the sending period. Hmmm....
Shame since Zipper purses and scraps are my thing LOL...

Quilter in The Gap aka Rhonda said...

I am confused....is this the brown swap? I pulled all the brown fabric I could find! I had Led Zepplin playing in the background to try and find some sort of inspiration....would someone please explain!!!

Karen said...

So excited to see this! Fun!!

Julie said...

With a mosaic like that how can one say no?

Katy Cameron said...

Ya know what, I think you've failed already on the mouthy front, as your intro was much more succinct than the other two ;o) Giggling a little at Rhonda surrounded by her pile of brown!

JuneBug said...

This is SO up my alley and I would love to join... But will be unable to post between those dates because we'll be out of town - can I post as early as Feb 21? Then I could do it!

Jennifer said...

You're killing me cindy! It's still the beginning of January and your roped me in! Of course, how can I say no, yours was the first swap I ever joined after all :) count me in!

Sarah said...

totally in :-)

Katie said...

I have to admit that when I saw the name in my reader I thought it was to do with stitching up mouth-themed items. This is just as good (if not better) and I will be jumping in with you!

Lotti said...

Ooh I so want to, the problem I have is that im off to Australia that week so im going to have to sit this round out :-( I have joined the group though so I can chat along with you. Hopefully I can jump into the next round though

Kristen said...

This is gorgeous set of zippered purses you've selected! When my kids go to school, I'll jump into these!! It looks like so much fun!

Flying Blind... said...

That seemed to have worked then!

Isisjem said...

Am looking forward to this one!

Erin @ Billy Button Design said...

Sounds good to me!

pippablue said...

I'm in! I'm off to sign up on Flickr ;0

Archie the wonder dog said...

I'm looking forward to standing on the sidelines and cheering loudly!

cakegirl said...

Just found this swap. Is it too late to join? Please tell me it's not too late!

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