Saturday, January 01, 2011

Heart to Heart swap

So, all the Christmas decorations are down and your house is feeling a little empty and sad? Maybe you are looking for something to reignite your creative spark after months of busy, busy, busy?

Have no fear, the Valentine swap sign up is here! (I LOVE, LOVE pulling out my Valentine's every year. This swap is a truly fabulous way to fill up a Valentine tree or just add plenty of love to your house after the Christmas season is over.)

Here are a few of the Valentines from last year:
awesome cones that were filled with delicious candies;
sweet little chalkboards;
super fantastic little valentine girls;

and the sweetest mini banners!

The details:
I will accept up to 14 participants. Sign ups will close on Jan 5th, the Wednesday after the holidays or WHENEVER THE SWAP IS FULL. Please do not wait if you think you want in. This isn't a secret club. You don't need to be a blogger, be friends with a blogger, live next door to a blogger, have picked the nose of a blogger (heh), have participated before, show your i.d., be willing to sell your children, etc. I only ask that you are willing to commit in order to join.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to make 14 Valentines and have them in the mail by Feb 1. (Sooner if you are an international participant.) You can make whatever kind of Valentine makes you happy. Use fabric, paper, buttons, clothes pins, paint, felt, etc. I made beaded flowers last year and you can see we had a wide variety of valentines. (Feel free to search "heart to heart" on the blog to see the rest of the valentines.) I generally will find packaging that can accommodate them as long as they aren't HUGE! :-)

Please enclose $4 to help cover the return postage. (More for international participants.)

I will mail you a lovely little handmade Valentine package containing one Valentine from each of the participants. When everything goes as planned that means you get 14Valentines.

PLEASE, PLEASE remember that other participants are busy making a Valentine for you and there really is no room for flaking out in this swap. Only sign up if you are serious about the commitment. If you are already known to have flaked on the heart to heart before your request will be denied. Sorry to be blunt, but it's frustrating for everyone.

To sign up email me at Include HEART TO HEART SWAP in the subject line for me please! THE SWAP IS NOW FULL, THANK YOU.

I cannot wait to see what everyone makes this year! (And I confess I bought something to make mine with months ago already. Why yes, I really do love this swap.)


  1. This sounds fun! I'm emailing you now to sign up! Happy Valentine's Day! WooHoo!

  2. I've emailed you as well! The Heart to Heart Swap was so much fun last year- and... big inhale... my goodies were lost in the flood over the summer.

    Instead of crying, I'm ready to make goodies again this year for all of the participants so I can jump right back into the crafty, swappy, hearty joyful mode I love for February!

  3. I'm throwing my hat into the ring too. My email is on the way.

  4. I'm in...I was bummed that I missed out last year. Will email you asap! Thanks!

  5. I mailed mine out to you today!


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