So here it is. The first GTM2C swap. And as I am a sucker for Christmas then it is going to have a festive theme.
So welcome everybody to the Granny Taught Me To Crochet Snowflake Swap for Christmas 2012!!!!!!!!!
Snowflakes are the most fascinating little things. They always have six sides and it is thought that no snowflakes are exactly the same.
They come in all shapes a sizes and the biggest ever snowflake landed in Montana in January 1887. It measured 38cm wide and 20cm thick!
For me they are so festive. I have memories of my dad spraying them on our windows with stencils in the run up to Christmas. Transforming boring white paper into the most intricate snowflakey designs by using scissors. Hanging beautiful wooded snowflakes on the Christmas tree. And now .... admiring lovely crochet patterns to make decorations by crocheting them (check out Attic 24 and Lucy's pattern).
So who's up for a little bit of jolly fun?
Let me know you want to join in by leaving me a comment either on my facebook or blog page.
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/179198652217037/
Blog - http://grannytaughtmetocrochet.blogspot.co.uk/
Let me know what country you are from and if you are prepared to post internationally or not.
I will then tell you who your partner is on the 13th of November so you must let me know by then.
Once you have been partnered up get to know each other by looking at their blog and seeing what they like doing.
Contact each other and set a budget. Don't worry if you don't want to spend a lot. Some of the best swaps I have done have cost as little as £3!
You can send as many items as you like (probably best to set a total with your partner too) and all of them must be festive. Including a homemade snowflake. Be creative! It could be knitted, hooked, stitched or felted! Use your imagination! Other treats could include craft box items, sweet treats, yarn and fabric or vintage christmassy items.
All packages must be sent by 13th December to ensure they arrive by Christmas and then we can all post about them during Christmas week. I bet you won't be able to save your beautifully wrapped parcels until the big day!!
Just thinking about it makes me feel lovely and warm - oh how I love Christmas!
So who is going to play?
If you fancy you can spread the word by adding my swap badge to your sidebar or facebook page, linking back to this post.