I've been asked a few questions, so here's a recap of the rules and a couple of suggestions.
- There is no minimum spend. Maximum spend is £12 / $18.50 AUS / $19.80 US / 13.90 EUR
- At least 3 items, with a maximum of 5.
- Remember you will need to be able to mail everything. Pack everything well and ensure you've used the correct postage. Your swap partner will not want to be charged for delivery!
- At least one item must be sourced from a charity shop/boot sale/garage sale/jumble or similar. If everything is, then all the better, but I know sometimes the good stuff just isn't out there.
- At least one item should be handmade - it doesn't have to be handmade by you if you're not crafty!
- One item should be jewellery of some description.
- Ensure your partner receives their parcel by 31st July. I know that sometimes life throws up problems. If you are having difficulties or something happens which will delay the swap, please do let your partner know, it's only polite.
- I was asked whether items should be clothes, homeware etc. That is up to you and what you think your partner would like. If they are a sewer and you find vintage fabric - perfect. If they love bags and you find a great one - send it on. Don't forget books, pictures, crockery, garden items, craft supplies...
- Try and get a sense of what your swap partner likes from their blog posts, pictures etc - and it's not cheating to ask them questions before hand. It might be nice to 'follow' your partner if you don't already.
- Some people have a list of 'likes' on the sidebar of their blog. Maybe consider something similar if your blog doesn't feature much of your personal taste or things you've bought. [whiskers on kittens might not be that useful though]
- You'll need to exchange email addresses so you can also swap addresses.
- Remember to let your partner know when you receive your parcel,
- Post about the swap so we can all share what we got.
- Have fun!
I'm without internet access until 6th June, but any problems, comment on this post and I'll be in touch when I can.