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Friday, September 12, 2014

Winter Pin Keep Swap Sign-ups!!!

Yes, I realize it is just a tad early for winter, but if you get as busy as I do come November, the last thing you need is another swap hanging over your head, so I thought we should get started on the second installment of our Bi-Annual Pin Keep Swap.

We've done a couple of Fall-themed swaps, so I decided it would be fun to switch to a Winter theme... Let's get started on the

Winter Pin Keep Swap!

Here's the rules...yes...noone really like rules, but please read them carefully so that you understand how the swap works, and so that everyone ends the swap Happy!

Sign-ups last from now until Sept 30th.
Pinkeeps are due to be mailed no later than Oct 31st.  I will have your swap partner to you by Oct 2nd.

*Your Pin Keep MUST be mounted on something at least 5" high....like a candlestick, funnel, rusty spring, band box, etc.  You may also mount it on another pincushion to reach the correct height, but it must reach the height of at least 5".  No small, flat pin keeps included in the swap this time.  See pictures below.

*The Pin Keep MUST be handmade by you.

*Only followers of my blog and regular contributors will be allowed in this swap.  If you aren't sure if you qualify, just jot me a comment and I'll get back to you.  I usually let new swappers in my swaps, and pair them with myself, but this swap is for my faithful followers only.  I will hold more in the future.
*You MUST have a blog of your own, so that you can post about your swap when you receive it.  The gals all like to see what people make/receive - that's part of the fun!

*This swap is open to the USA and I will open this swap to my Canadian friends as well - please let me know if you are willing to swap with a lovely lady from up north.

*You MUST contact your partner once you receive her name and info to touch base.  It's also nice to let them know when you have sent your swap package and received one too.

*You MUST make a THANK YOU post on your  blog.  Noone likes their time and effort to be ignored, so don't forget to thank your partner properly.
*You can include more goodies in your swap package, but you are only obligated to make a pin keep as described above.

If for some reason you cannot meet the deadline, please let your partner know and email me as well, so we can make other arrangements.  Don't let your partner down.

Send your
Willing to swap with Canadian?
Last few swap partners 
Favorite Winter Theme (snowmen, santas, mice, etc)
to me at

PLEASE MAKE SURE TO SEND ME YOUR INFORMATION!  Things are so crazy around here, and I don't always have time to chase after people for their information.  I say this every time, but inevitably, someone forgets....thanks for your understanding.  :-)

Here's a few examples to get those creative juices flowing!


Try to think outside of the box Ladies!  Perhaps use another pattern, mount it on something and make it a pinkeep....maybe use a make-do pattern for inspiration....I already have a good idea in my head what my partner will be getting!

Let's start the sign-ups now.
Please comment below
then send me an email with the information above.
I am hoping with the extended sign-up time, we'll get a record turn out this time.


  1. Yay! Sign me up. 'Will email you my info in a sec.

  2. I haven't participated in a swap all year so I'm ready! Sign me up! Will get my info to you now.

  3. This sounds likes lots of fun! I'd like to be included :)

  4. I would love to join but I don't sew. I always buy my pin keeps of ebay or etsy. Good luck and looks like tons of funs!


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