Friday, 14 October 2011

Swap partners announced! Get shopping, thrifting and making!

Ok swappers, I've randomly assigned people within the same countries, I'll try to make sure I give non-followers a shout to check the list, but please do get in touch with your partner and introduce yourself as I won't be able to email everyone individually this time.

Jem @ Beautiful Clutter ----- Rose and Bird

Stacey B @ Pill's Place -----  Krista @ Peetee's Palace

The Joyful Thrifter -----  LP aka A Crafty Southern Chick

Erica Louise @ Recycled Fashion ----- Desiree @ Pull Your Socks Up

Dazed but Enthused -----The Undomesticated Scientist

Alex @ Odd Socks and Pretty Frocks ----- Curtise @ The Secondhand Years

Nicole Needles ----- Liz @ Shortbread and Ginger

Max @ Blackbird has Spoken ----- Aunty Bee @ Mayberry

Lucy @ Being of Sound Mind ----- Ivy Black Chat

Jenny @ The Gingerbread House ----- Pixie's Ponderings

Julie @ Pretty Little Jewels ----- The World of Twiggy Peasticks

Vintage Vicki ----- Caroline @ What's Happening at my Place

Mongs @ My Thrifty Closet ----- Lizzie @ Tragically Chic

Rachel @ Firebird ----- Scarlett Loves Elvis

Tasha @ Fresh and Feathered ----- Eloise @ Sunday Girl

Vintage Sweetheart ----- A Blessed Life @ Serendipity Rain and Roses

KezzieAG -----New World

Handbags by Helen ----- Penelope @ L is for Love

Flo @ Atomic Betties ----- Sam @ The Junk House

Kylie @ Lucy Violet Vintage ----- Sarah @ Misfits Vintage

La Dama @ Vintage Passions Just Like Mine ----- Danni the Girl

Sian Lile Makes ----- Kestrel Finds and Makes

Gem @ Tales from the Cherry Tree ----- Miss Magpie Musings

Wida @ Missing Amsie ----- LaSophia

Diary of a Middle Aged Drama Queen ----- Little Dotty Bird

Quincee Taylor ----- Meghan @ Tales of a twenty Something

Wendy @ The Butterfly Balcony ----- Shirl @ The White House

Vintage Hearth ----- Wendz @ 15 Coast Road

Alice @ An Alien World -----Susan/Miss Tea @ Tea Diary

Joy @ Alex drake Vintage ----- Loll and Tom @ Toadstool Vintage 

ChrisTea and Cakes ----- Lucy @ Tete en L'air

Lisa @ Jumble and Jelly ----- Michelle @ Crafty learner

The Syders ----- Sky Blu Pink

Diary of a 30 something Skellum ----- Please May I

SG @ Cotton End girl ----- Nicky/Quiksave @Creative Flourishes

Sophie @ Country Girl Does Norfolk ----- Hannah @ Bubblebay

Helen @ I accidentally Spent my wage in Topshop ----- Sophie @ The Story of a girl who lives above her Means

Leonie @ Kiwi at Heart ----- Helga Von Trollop

Vain Glory Sinner ----- Me!

PinkTutu72 ----- Lesley @ Fabulously Flawed

I'm hoping I've not cocked up any of these links, but I started to go blind towards the end so let me know if you have any problems making contact, and I will check the spreadsheet of doom. Have fun, and remember the rules below:


  • Send a minimum of 3 items, maximum of 5 to your swap partner, try to get an idea from blog posts/emails what kind of things they like.
  •  Maximum spend is £12 or equivalent in local currency
  • At least one item must be sourced from a charity shop/boot sale/garage sale/jumble or similar
  • 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 a Christmas decoration of some sort
  • Swap to be completed by 15th December. Remember to let your swap partner know if you are having problems / will be delayed for any reason. 
If you need some inspiration, you can check out some of the previous swaps here

Lakota x

PS. Someone has offered to buy my house, so I can start living in squalor again - yay!

38 comments:

  1. Hello - thanks for organising, it must have been a mammoth task! Really looking forward to the swap.

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  2. Thank you lovely - what a job you have done. I'd like to reassure my swapee that my blog break will be over next week xx

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  3. thanks for all the hard work. this is going to be fun!

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  4. Yippee on house sale Lakota, that's brilliant news. Greener pastures ahead and no more horrible home opens! (my most hated part of selling a house)
    Have a lovely lovely weekend...I think you probably will now x

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  5. Thank you - off to 'meet' my partner.

    Good luck with the move :)

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  6. Thanks for this Lakota! I have to go check out my swap partner.

    Congrats on the sale of your house!

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  7. Thanks so much for being such an extraordinary organiser, Lakota! This is a first for me and I'm super excited.

    And congrats on your house sale!

    Sarah xxx

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  8. Congrats on the house sale - fabulous news! Thanks for sorting out the swap, off to check out my partner for ideas. Scarlett x

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  9. thanks for the swap info! how exciting.x and yay about the house too,.x

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  10. Thanks for setting this up! I'm excited! Oh, and congrats on your house!

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  11. Yeeeehaaaa! I have been waiting for this announcement! I have you... hmmm I don't think I can get Eric Northman for you as he's much too busy with me! Muahaha! I can't wait to start shopping about! :D xxx

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  12. If you still need another person in the USA I'd be happy to help.

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  13. yay! Thanks for doing this. Gotta go contact my new friend. And congrats on the house!

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  14. Thanks for linking me up! I'm so looking forward to this!!! I chuckled over your post yesterday, although I must admit to buying Mollie Makes each month! And thanks for your kind comments on my blog, too.

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  15. Yay! I'm so excited! Thank you so much for taking on the monster task of organizing all of this!

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  16. Lakota, you have frighteningly good organisational skills, the PTA is lucky to have you!
    Ooh, better get thinking, shopping and/or making!
    And hurrah for house offers! xxxxxxx

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  17. Thanks for doing this amorcito.
    oooh a London biatch, gonna go bug her.
    besotes

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  18. yay, you sold your casita!!!

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  19. Thanks Lakota, and congrats on the house sale x

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  20. Wow, you've worked hard on this swap. I hope it's a huge success for everyone involved! Em xx

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  21. Thank you sooo much for organizing the swap again, Lakota! will make sure to get to know my swap partner! yay congrats on the offer of your house!

    xx susan

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  22. Thanks Lakota, looking forward to getting to know my partner.

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  23. yay! thanks for finding my partner, Lizzie is my recent bloggy friend! Can't wait ...got to start cracking my head. Thanks for this fabulous idea, Lakota!

    love,mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  24. Yay! I'm so excited =D Thanks for putting this together, Lakota! Also, congrats on the house news!

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  25. Congratulations on selling your house! Hope you have a wonderfully slovenly weekend, dropping crumbs and not washing up. x

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  26. Top job m'lovely! I'm really looking forward to this....I might even be feeling festive!
    Congrats on selling your house.
    xxx

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  27. Ohh have fun everyone! I took part in the last swap and it was great fun. I also got spoiled with some lovely gifts from my swap buddy Emma from Ivy and Ruby.

    So I thought I'd hand back this time and let others have a go. Looking forward to seeing what everyone gives and gets.

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  28. RATS! *sad face* I haven't been on line and totally missed this!!

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  29. Just had one of those panic moments when I realised I haven't checked back for my partner but I'm only 3 days late - phew! Life all a muddle at the mo. Thanks so much for organising, what a star! Brilliant news about the house too x

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  30. Hey, thanks for organising, my partner and I have so much in common, can't believe it was a random pairing!

    Glad your house has sold btw. x

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  31. Is it too late to belong to this gorgeous swap, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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  32. I am now following and adding you to my blogroll.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  33. Hey girl! Did you get that other person you needed from the USA? If not, I would love to do this. I know its late, but I jsut found this button. Let me know if you need me. Thanks for the great ideas, too. Love your blog.

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  34. Super sad I'm just now finding your blog. Would have loved to participate in a swap.

    Your blog is awesome!

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  35. Say Hi to swap and thank you for making this blog of yours! It's so inspiring.I hope I could help too. God bless.

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  36. By read and review some comments here and their for i conclude that you guys are good organizers. Keep it up . this is so informative .

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