Monday, 5 November 2012

Christmas Swap 2012 Partners announced!

It's here, I've done it at last! I am sorry that it took me over a week from sign up closing to get partners up, but the swap has got bigger each time I've done it - and I have to try and assign someone in the right area, who you haven't swapped with before, and hopefully (where possible) whom you might have something in common with as well! This time I had far fewer people from Australia and NZ so I hope it's not a problem if your partner is in the other country. I am aware that postage costs can be high  - it's now ridiculous in the UK - so a lot of people specified their own country only. There are some lovely blogs I've not seen before which I hope to make time to check out properly. Also apologies if you've left me comments recently and I've not returned the favour.

Please make contact with your partner as I may well not have time to leave a comment on 86 blogs giving people a nudge! Some people may have more than one blog so you could also check their profile on the original sign up post here. Any problems do let me know via my email on the sidebar, but please remember this is the internet and I can't individually vet everyone who wants to take part. But I'm sure everyone's still up for it - I've only had very few reported issues in the previous three I've run and far far more reports of great gifts and new friends. So, without further ado...


***EDIT - ignore the endings of the blog addresses, as I'm in the UK somehow they automatically convert to co.uk even if your blog is elsewhere in the world. It will redirect automatically***


Pixie           http://pixierambles1966.blogspot.co.uk/
Crafty Smiles   http://craftysmiles.blogspot.co.uk/

Mrs D          http://hellothemushroom.blogspot.co.uk/
yesmissfox http://yesmissfox.wordpress.com/

Wendy http://thebutterflybalcony.blogspot.co.uk/
Lucy http://fortiesknitter.blogspot.co.uk/

Simple Country Girl  http://www.simplecountrygirl.com/
Jewel                   http://prettylittlejewels.blogspot.co.uk/

Emma Kate http://paintedstyle.blogspot.co.uk/
Julie         http://shabbychic08.blogspot.co.uk/

Pam @ over 50 feeling40    http://www.over50feeling40.com/
Style Sud-est                    http://stylesud-est.blogspot.co.uk/

Rebecca                         http://crivenscottage.blogspot.co.uk/
Linda/simply vintage http://vintagehearth.blogspot.co.uk/

Linda         http://heyhomewrecker.blogspot.co.uk
Fat Dormouse http://fatdormouse.blogspot.co.uk/
                        http://dormouse.wibsite.com/

Jem         http://beautifulclutter.blogspot.co.uk/
Lakota http://faithhopeandcharityshopping.blogspot.co.uk

Terri                         http://www.ragsagainstthemachine.com/
Mistress Catgirl         http://agirlofmanyinterest.blogspot.co.uk/

Sian Lile      http://sianlilemakes.blogspot.co.uk/
Sooz         http://lastbiscuit.blogspot.co.uk/

Joyatri http://www.joyatri.com/
miss_b http://polkadotsandpinkflamingos.blogspot.co.uk/

My Turquoise Queen http://myturquoisequeen.wordpress.com/
Anna                           http://goldliondiaries.blogspot.co.uk/

Edie Pop         http://factorymom.blogspot.co.uk/
Sacremento http://www.mispapelicos.com/

Single Married Mum http://patchworkparent.blogspot.co.uk/
Jenny                             http://the-gingerbread-house.co.uk/

Beki                         http://bekisbloggybits.blogspot.co.uk/
Hannah Ackroyd http://hannahackroyd.wordpress.com/

Vicky http://theowlandtheaccordion.blogspot.co.uk/
Janey http://isthatyoudarling.wordpress.com/

Menopausel supermodel http://menopauselsupermodel.wordpress.com/
Crystal in Texas                http://texastreasurebox.blogspot.co.uk/

Crafty Mum                                 http://crafty-mum.blogspot.co.uk/
The Undomesticated Scientist http://undomesticatedscientist.blogspot.com/

Lizzy                          http://handmade-homemade-lizzy.blogspot.co.uk/
A handmade lifestyle  http://ahandmadelifestyle.blogspot.co.uk/

Dresden Fae http://kathrynscuriouslife.blogspot.co.uk/
mrsmmakes http://mrsmmakes.wordpress.com/

Jean at Dross into Gold http://drossintogold.com/
Bella Q                         http://www.thecitizenrosebud.com/

Style Agent 909 http://styleagent909.blogspot.co.uk/
Tami von zalez     http://thriftshopcommando.blogspot.co.uk/

Franca                  http://www.oranges-and-apples.com/
Pearl Westwood http://fashionpearlsofwisdom.co.uk/

The life of a textiles teacher http://thelifeofatextilesteacher.blogspot.co.uk/
Ivy Black                                http://ivyandruby.blogspot.com/

Kimberley Atkinson  http://creativechaosnz.blogspot.co.uk/
cassmob (pauline)      www.troppont.wordpress.com

Tales of a pale face http://talesofapaleface.blogspot.co.uk/
lady bug says               http://lady-bug-says.blogspot.co.uk/

Hannah Brooker http://cupcakemumma2011.blogspot.co.uk
Louise Dolding         http://louiselovescake.blogspot.co.uk/

Rose and Bird http://pacificrobin.blogspot.co.uk/
Kat got the cream  http://katgotthecream.blogspot.co.uk/

Cute as a button http://cuteasabutton82.wordpress.com/
anglers rest            http://anglersrest.blogspot.co.uk/

Jennifer @ Town and Country living http://townandcountryliving.blogspot.co.uk/
EvalinaMaria           http://evalinamaria.blogspot.co.uk/

Nice Day Designs http://www.nicedaydesigns.org/
Janys                       http://artycraftycreations.blogspot.co.uk/

Misfits Vintage        http://www.misfitsvintage.com/
Pull Your socks up   http://pullyoursoxup.blogspot.com/

Alex                 http://oddsocksandprettyfrocks.blogspot.com/
Jennicambell85  http://bowsbanglesandbakes.blogspot.co.uk/

Kezzie                 http://kerenzaallin-garner.blogspot.co.uk/
Miss Simmonds http://misssimmondssays.blogspot.co.uk/

Miss Magpie http://missmagpiemusings.blogspot.com/
Hannah           http://hannah-make-time.blogspot.co.uk/

Miss Tea                                  http://tea-diary.blogspot.com/
Middle Aged Drama Queen http://diaryofamiddleageddramaqueen.blogspot.com/

Skyblupink         http://sky-blu-pink.blogspot.com/
Rosy rag patch   http://rosyragpatch.wordpress.com/

Marina              http://evelynmayvintage.blogspot.co.uk/
Vintage Vicki    http://vickislittleworld.blogspot.com/

Past Caring                 http://sopastcaring.blogspot.com/
Sophie - Country Girl http://cgdn.blogspot.com/

Nicole Needles        http://nicoleneedles.blogspot.com/
Danni the Girl         http://dannithegirl.blogspot.com

Thorne Garnet   http://thornegarnet.blogspot.co.uk/
Noelleo designs  http://noelleodesigns.com/

Nanacathy                                   http://nanacathydotcom.wordpress.com/
Caroline/Secret Blogger             http://secretblog29.blogspot.co.uk/


A Reminder of the Rules...
  • As usual, you should send your swap partner a minimum of three items, a maximum of five. 
  • There is a maximum spend of £12 or the equivalent in your local currency.
  • At least one item - though more if you can - should be second hand, and  sourced from a charity shop, car boot sale, jumble, estate sale, eBay or similar.
  • At least one item should be handmade. If you are not crafty yourself, it's fine to provide a handmade item that someone else has toiled over instead.
  • And this time, one item MUST relate to a Christmas carol or song. How you interpret this is up to you! 
  • One item could fulfil several categories. A home-made white fluffy pom-pom garland made from thrifted wool could count as handmade, second hand and represent 'Let it Snow', for example.
  • Try and get your swap done by Christmas - let your partner know if you'll be late or you have any problems.
  • Have fun!


Lakota x


27 comments:

  1. Lakota, you deserve a medal the size of a bloody dinner plate for sorting this! Thanks! I'll check out Sophie's blog and say hello as I don't know her. xxxx

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  2. Well done, my dear lakota, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Not an easy job.
    Thank you my gorgeous.
    I am going to contact my swapping partner, yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  3. Thanks Lakota - already messaged my swapper. This is raising me out of the doldrums so well done for setting it all up. I'll send you some spreadsheets next year - don't know if they do them in vintage prints though!

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  4. Thanks so much Lakota - you're a marvel! Really looking forward to it xx

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  6. Thanks Lakota, I've never been so excited about xmas shopping!

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  7. Hurrah! I'm partnered with my lovely bloggy chum Gayle. I'm on a mission now. Thanks for organising once again sweetie.xxx

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  8. Thank you so much! I am so looking forward to taking part in my first swap!

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  9. Awesome! I'm on it!
    Thank you so much for organizing :)

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  10. Hi, I couldn't see who I am partnered with?
    Cathy

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  11. I left the message on f/b about doing 2 if no one else wants to play. x

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  12. Whoopiee..it's up! i cant wait to say hi and get to know my swap partner, I would like to thank you for organizing and host another swap, I had so much fun from previous swaps that you organized! you rock, Lakota!

    xx susan

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  13. Amazing! Thanks so much for this - that spreadsheet must have been a bloody nightmare to beat into submission.

    I shall get my thinking cap on...

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  14. Cool, thanks Lakota!

    Have already checked out my partner - lovely to meet another like-minded bloggy soul.

    New excuses to thrift are always good!!

    K x

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  15. Thanks for putting this together--this will be so much FUN!!!

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  16. This is awesome. Well done. I'm so excited.

    Caroline
    xxx

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  17. Thank you soo much for organising this! I'm really excited! :)

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  18. I just got back from two weeks in the staes and see that I have a partner, but from the comment left on her blog, she has another partner already?

    Hope

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  19. OK now I have to really, really think hard about this!!! Thanks for arranging everything :D X

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  20. Oh wonderful! Thank you so much for doing this I can't wait to get started!

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  21. My parcel is wooshing its way over to Ruth right now - might be anticipating things a bit but knowing what the Italian postal system is like, I thought I would be on the safe side!

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  22. Beautiful Bella just emailed me and I'm so happy!! Thank you so much for organizing this. It makes the holidays that much more special to include wonderful friends from the blogging world!! Can't wait to create!!!

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  23. Swap completed with the secret blogger. I have posted about it too. Many thanks for organising this. I think I can speak for us both. It was great fun! Thanks and Happy Christmas CathyX

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  24. Oh this sounds fab I definately want to join you next year!!

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