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***
Crafty Smiles http://craftysmiles.blogspot.co.uk/
Mrs D http://hellothemushroom.blogspot.co.uk/
Simple Country Girl http://www.simplecountrygirl.com/
Emma Kate http://paintedstyle.blogspot.co.uk/
Pam @ over 50 feeling40 http://www.over50feeling40.com/
Style Sud-est http://stylesud-est.blogspot.co.uk/
Linda/simply vintage http://vintagehearth.blogspot.co.uk/
Fat Dormouse http://fatdormouse.blogspot.co.uk/
Mistress Catgirl http://agirlofmanyinterest.blogspot.co.uk/
Sian Lile http://sianlilemakes.blogspot.co.uk/
My Turquoise Queen http://myturquoisequeen.wordpress.com/
Edie Pop http://factorymom.blogspot.co.uk/
Single Married Mum http://patchworkparent.blogspot.co.uk/
Hannah Ackroyd http://hannahackroyd.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/
A handmade lifestyle http://ahandmadelifestyle.blogspot.co.uk/
Dresden Fae http://kathrynscuriouslife.blogspot.co.uk/
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/
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/
Nice Day Designs http://www.nicedaydesigns.org/
Misfits Vintage http://www.misfitsvintage.com/
Pull Your socks up http://pullyoursoxup.blogspot.com/
Miss Simmonds http://misssimmondssays.blogspot.co.uk/
Miss Magpie http://missmagpiemusings.blogspot.com/
Miss Tea http://tea-diary.blogspot.com/
Middle Aged Drama Queen http://diaryofamiddleageddramaqueen.blogspot.com/
Rosy rag patch http://rosyragpatch.wordpress.com/
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/
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!