Wednesday, October 19, 2011

a vintage sheet swap wrap up...

hello lovely people...

i have been meaning to do this for a while now but then i went to nepal and started a new job... you know how it goes :)

i would LOVE some feedback on the last two vintage FQ swaps - good or suggestions on how to improve for next time. I am thinking that this is something that I could run a couple of times a year and would really love to make it is painless as possible for everyone involved!

Here are a couple of things that I have learned from my end...
*it really is much easier when people send their FQ's in the prepaid post satchels. MUCH EASIER!
*this swap is not designed for you to simply get rid of any sheets or FQs that you don't want, like or use. you should only swap sheets and fabrics that you would be happy receiving back
*i need to be a bit tougher on people who send sheets that are not really up to par. it is disappointing when you send in some of your favourite sheets to swap and others don't do the same. 
*i really love seeing all those sheets coming through my house and love seeing what you create with them even more! you are inspiring women!!

would LOVE some feedback from you all :) pretty please!
- is the time frame too long? too short? (i think a month between announcing the swap on my blog and closing postage seems to work best - thoughts?)
- do you receive enough information about the swap? is there too much about the swap on the blog? not enough?
- how many swaps each year would suit you? (keep in mind that you don't HAVE to be involved every time if it doesn't suit you)
- how many would be keen for another swap before christmas? to get inspired for all those handmade gifts?

Thanks in advance. you really are the best!


  1. Hello my Darling!! I Think that everything about your fQ swap is perfect!

    Thankyou for being such a sensational host.

    Bec x

  2. I enjoyed being part of the swap and thought your organisation was great. I've been using my sheets here:

  3. I agree, it couldnt be any better! You most certainly are Miss Organised!



  4. The swap was one of the most well organised one I have ever participated in. Well done for you for putting it all together so well! I guess one thing could be if people had specific colour requests could be good? Not that you would have to accomodate for it but you know.. just if there is heaps of some or if some people only want say pink patterns? I dunno! Time frame was fine, all very easy (and cheap) with Australia Post bags, plenty of info was great, 2+ swaps a year would be nice. Thanks again xoxo

  5. I think you did a wonderful job organising Kel. I secretly think i might have been the dud of the swap- I'm looking forward to the next one as my VS addiction is now well entrenched. And I played with my pieces today, check me out