Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Pillows Sent?

Hey swappers! Are your pillow cases in the mail yet? Don't forget to email when they are sent and also when they are received. Post photos in the Flickr group if you'd like!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Pillow Sign-Ups 2

Sign-ups have been extended until THIS Friday. Push all dates forward (back??) a week.

Everyone tell someone you know! Swappers wanted!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Pillow Sign-Ups

Hey you, procrastinator! Don't forget that sign-ups for this latests swap close THIS FRIDAY, October 23!

Can't wait to see you in the swap!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Semi Simple Pillows

A new swap is here! This swap will hopefully be both quick and creative, the perfect swap to start and finish before the holiday craziness begins. Sign-ups close October 23, partners out by October 26, packages in the mail by November 16. Like I said, QUICK!

We will be swapping a pair of custom Semi-Simple Pillows (just the cases, everyone provides their own inserts). When you send in your swap information, please either attach a photo or provide a link to a photo or two of the space where you'd like the pillows to go (living room, bedroom, reading chair, cozy nook, etc.) It is my hope that partners will use the photos for inspiration and create a beautiful addition to the space.

NEW!!! I've created a Flickr group specifically for our swaps. Feel free to join (if you are a swapper) and add your space photo (or two) to the group pool. This will also be another place to discuss swap projects and post completed photos (along with the normal BTR groups). http://flickr.com/groups/btrsswap

To help direct your partner I will also be asking for words to describe your space. Use these words as your guide as you design! For example, I would describe my living room as earthy, eclectic, and textured.

This is blind swap! That means that on October 26th I will email you information about the person for whom you are sewing. They will NOT know who you are until you send them a package. Be sure to include a way for your partner to contact you in your package!

Again, you are creating and mailing TWO Semi Simple Pillow CASES as described in Amy Karol's book, 'Bend the Rules Sewing'. Feel free to use techniques from 'Bend the Rules with Fabric', too! Shipping costs should be low, as we are NOT mailing inserts!! Make sure your cases fit store bought 18" pillow inserts before you send them!

Ready to start? Raise your right hand and repeat after me, "I will follow through with this swap. I will mail a package. If I cannot, I will let Adrienne know before the Nov. 16 mailing deadline. I do not flake out on my commitments." Now, send me an email at BTRSSwap@gmail.com and include the following information:

Mailing Address:
Email Address:
Blog, Flickr, etc:
Willing to ship internationally?
Three words to describe the space of these new pillows?

Questions can also be sent to BTRSSwap@gmail.com

Let's get swapping!
Adrienne M.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Fall Swap!

Hello fellow rule benders! After a nice summer vacation, how about we get another swap going? I've added a poll to the sidebar of the blog. Please vote on our next swap... a new project from BTRS, a repeat project from BTRS, or a project from Amy's new book, Bend the Rules with Fabric. Poll closes on Sept. 30. If you have a specific project you'd like to try, please comment and let me know. Tell your friends, spread the word!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Charming Handbags?

So, has everyone received a Charming Handbag? Please let me know if you still have not.


Also, check out the blog of our angel swapper, Joey. She made a prom dress recently... WOW!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Charming Handbag Swap Wrap-Up

Almost all of the bags have been sent. Most have been received. Please don't forget to email!


Also, if you want to be included in the group slideshow, be sure to post to the BTRS Flickr group. Most post the bag they created, but if you don't see the bag you received in a few days, feel free to add it.