Saturday, September 8, 2012

Mouthy Stitches Swap: Round 2

It’s time!  It’s time to kick off the second round of our Mouthy Stitches swap.  Are you ready to join in with myself, Susan and Hadley on this journey?

Mouthy Stitches 2

This time our swap will be a little different.  This time we will be swapping tote bags using this tutorial by Skip to my Lou.  Isn't it cute?  So, each and every one of us will make a bag following this pattern.  The twist is that you are to piece one side of the bag according to your SECRET partner's likes and dislikes outlined in their registration form and their inspirational mosaic.

From Skip To My Lou
With your tote bag, we ask that you make a keyring/fob as your one and only "extra" to send to your partner.  We ask participants do not make anything else as we do not want the added pressure to keep stitching (or spending!).  Just stick to the tote and the keyfob, please.  

We will be vetting participants in this swap to ensure everyone will actively participate in the group.  To join in, you must have an active, craft/sewing Flickr photostream with recent activity and examples of your makes and style.  If you are new to Flickr or have not uploaded in a long while, you are unlikely to be able to participate in this round.  We will have to find another way to sew together in the future....  

To register your interest in this swap, you must be a member of the Mouthy Stitches Flickr group.  Head over there and complete the sign up form in order for the Mamas to check your eligibility.  After you received an acceptance email from one of the Mamas, please head back to the flickr group and upload your inspirational mosaic.

My mosaic, for example....

Our timeline is as follows:

Saturday 8th September - sign ups are open until we have filled 75 spaces (and have the matching 75 forms completed).  We will close the registration form as quickly as we can after reaching 80 participants.  The last 5 will remain as reserves until we have finalized all participants.

Saturday 15th September Midday BST - All mosaics must be posted in the group pool; failure to do so will mean that the reserves will be called in.

Saturday 22nd September - Secret partner allocations will be sent to all swappers.  I can not stress this enough....this is a SECRET swap.  Do not contact your partner directly or spill the beans of your match!

20th-23rd October - international partners should post their makes.  Please be aware that you might be assigned an international partner and therefore may be responsible for international shipping rates.

23rd-27th October - domestic should head to the post office to send off their parcels.  

There you have it!  One month to stalk, ship and have fun!  If you are at all concerned about the timeline, please do not register your interest in the swap.

More information will be posted in the Flickr group after sign ups are complete.

Now get over there and sign up today!


Quilter in the Gap said...

So unfair....all of us are hanging out waiting....waiting....its pure torture!

Strawberry Patch said...

Im all signed up, whoooooop!

mammafairy said...

Hurrah, signed up! form filled, fingers crossed!
thank you you lot. I love this idea, it seems really nicely balanced.

Nicky said...


CeLynn said...

Sounds like a lovely swap adventure,unfortunately,since I have not updated flickr lately that leaves me out :( Look forward to joining you in future tho!

Katy Cameron said...

Have a fun time with it :o)

diane said...

all signed up and ready to go.

Fabraholic said...

Signed up; hope you know what you're doing :-)

Archie the wonder dog said...

I'm sure you'll all have lots of fun - I have my pom-poms at the ready!

Sarah said...

What a build up!!! I'm not excited at all... ;-)

Liz DandeliondD said...

I am so excited about this swap.

Rosa said...

Wish I could join all of you - but sadly I'm enjoying the sun, the wine and the beauty on the Montenego coast for weeks in october (poor me!)
I wish you all joy in the swap:-))

Jennifer said...

missed it :( stupic pacific time zone
which means you ladies are already forced into a round 3 haha ill be cheering from the sidelines, good luck mamas!

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