Wednesday 1 June 2011

Attention Swappers!

By now you should all know your swap partners, I've either emailed you or left a comment on your blog. Sorry for the generic cut and paste job but there were a lot of you to get through!
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.

Lakota x


  1. I think you have done a super job! I'm looking forward to seeking things out. x

  2. Have started on my swap stash I hope she likes it.

  3. Well done on sorting this swap out, you've done us proud! Just to confirm its a max of 5 items? Thanks hun. Scarlett x

  4. Hi Lakota, just received your request re swaps from here in Lanzarote. Sorry I couldn’t help this time, but I’m looking forward to seeing what everyone got!

  5. Thanks for hosting the swap party, Lakota! i'm so excited and i have to say i'm glad i still have a lot of time to get to know my swap partner! xx Susan

  6. I didn't get any email. Please let me know.

  7. wh i am really mad i missed out on this swap but hope to join in on the next one

  8. Sorry to be a pain but I'm not sure I know who my swap partner is. Would be most grateful if you could e-mail me their details (elizabethyule at hotmail dot co dot uk.) Thanking you muchly.

  9. Thank you so much for organising this Lakota - I've already 'made first contact' and already have ideas :)

  10. Hi Lakota, just to let you know that I received the Trashion magazine yesterday and its a good read. Its given me a few ideas too. Mucho thanks. xxx

  11. Me again, being a pain. Sorry, have had to change my e-mail address so could you let me know my swap partner's name via elizabeth (dot) yule (at) hotmail (dot) co (dot) uk. Sorry for all the aggro.

  12. I just found you via Kylie from Lucy Violet Vintage.
    Am just wondering if you will be doing a swap again anytime soon? It sounds like fun.

  13. hiya ive just emailed you as totally missed this post and have had problems with blogger so have a new blog and deleted the old one.
    Need to know who my swap partner is :~


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