Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Handmade Christmas Decoration Swap Partners!


Thank you so much to everyone who has signed up for my little Christmas Decoration Swap! I have now paired everyone up (using the super technical names in a bowl method!), and the partners are as follows...


Tammy at My Journey + Snap That


Joy at Loving Crochet + Suzanne at Tales From My Craft Room


Jessie's Needle + Gone Beading


Crafting not Cleaning + Clare at The Summerhouse by The Sea


Jules at Little Woollie + Deb at A World of Imagination


Joy at JoyJinks Creations + Leanne at Craftyfatcat


Eco Ethel + Kim at The Little White Sewing Shed


Kimberley at Creative Chaos + Mezz at Mezz Makes Stuff


Mellie Moo Crochet + Katy's Clutter


Plain Jane + Amy at Love Made My Home


Love to Craft + Dorothy's Room


Chrissie Crafts + Carol at Tales From Spring Cottage


Woolly Dog + Monique's Mess


Hannapat at Cosmos and Cotton + Clicky Needles


Jo at Three Stories High + Rosie at Old Magnolia Tree


Penny at L is For Love + Marianne at Ladybird Diaries


Gilly at Gilly Makes + Kate at Just Pootling


I really hope all those links work! I also hope I haven't left anyone out who said they wanted to join in, if I have, please let me know.


I think we should aim to have our swaps made and posted for Monday 2nd December at the latest, just so that everyone receives their swap in time to display and enjoy it at Christmas...and to blog about it of course! I will try to get round everyone's blog to leave a message about swap partners and this post...but I think I deserve a cuppa first, my brain feels quite tired after writing up this post with all those links!


Thanks again for taking part and...happy swapping!



Edited to add: I think I have managed to leave a message on everyone's blogs now about swap partners etc, so now all you have to do is contact each other and enjoy the making!





  1. Well done for getting it sorted! Now to start thinking about what to make....

  2. This will be fun! Thanks so much for hosting! Cxxx

  3. Dearest Marianne
    This is such fun, yay I got you! I'll have to get my thinking cap on now and think of something fun to make. Thanks so much for organising xox Penny

  4. Somehow I missed this but it sounds fun and I look forward to seeing all the posts about it. Have fun and well done for organizing it.

  5. Thanks for organising the Christmas swap, I'm so looking forward to it.

  6. Thank you for the organising of this Marianne. You are a star!! Looking forward to the swapping and seeing what everyone exchanges. xx

  7. I would have loved to have joined in but we are visiting our family in Dubai and won't be home until the beginning of December x

  8. Well done Marianne - hope you've managed to have a bit of a 'brain break' after all that! Really looking forward to the swap x Jane

  9. Thanks Marianne. I too think this will be fun. I hope you're enjoying your cuppa ;-)

  10. Thank you, for this brilliant opportunity, its so exciting x

  11. I wish I'd been able to take part but wasn't sure I could find the time. I did manage to make a sample at the weekend but wasn't happy with it. Maybe next time. Looking forward to seeing what everyone else makes. x

  12. Thank you, Marrianne. I'd better get my thinking cap on. Deb x

  13. Thanks Marianne. How are you getting such clear bright pictures in this gloom? Please share a blog post about your ISO and camera settings - photographing is getting me down at the moment Grrrr! Jo x

  14. Thanks so much for organising this exciting sharing, lovely Marianne - you've done a great job sorting it all, especially the links! I hope you had a tasty morsel along with that cuppa! Joy xo

  15. Great I can't wait to get started. Thanks so much for organising this swaps. I love swaps and I find that you get to know blogs that you may not have already known.
    Rosie xx

  16. Yay thanks for doing this, I better get started eek
    Clare x

  17. Oh I must have missed that swap idea-It's great- I hope everyone has a great time doing it.:)

  18. Hi Marianne
    Oh no - I didn't get back to you in time. If there are any other latecomers let me know as I would happily pair up with them.
    Kate x

  19. Thanks for popping over and leaving a wee note on my blog for me. You're so kind, yes please I'd love to take part if that's still ok. Can't find an email addy for you, could you let me know: gillymakes(at)gmail(dot)com
    Thanks again, chat soon - love Gilly xx

  20. I'm so excited to be part of this!!
    Thank you for letting me join in on the fun!
    Tammy x

  21. Thank you Marianne for organising the decoration swap, so glad you managed to fit me in at the last minute.
    Kate x

  22. Sounds great thanks for hosting! xoxo

  23. Hello, I found your blog via Kate at Just Pootling, the swap sound fab, I shall look forward to seeing what everyone creates. Sarah xo

  24. Hi there,
    I've just 'popped over' from just Pootling. Handmade Christmas decoration swap! That does sound exciting. I think this is such a good idea.
    Is it possible to join for next year or is it just amongst your friends?

  25. Do we have to have our own blog to take part, and if not could I please take part in the next one?

    1. Hi there and sorry for the late reply! Just getting back to normal after the festive season... No, you don't need to have a blog to take part in the swap. You will be very welcome to take part in the next one!
      Marianne xx


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