Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Early Bird Prizes

I have to say we are both very impressed with the number of people already interested in this new swap and it's unique format.
To start off the fun, we are sending out three little early bird prizes to three lucky swappers that have signed up by midnight on December 31st. Yes that would be tonight.
Here are the lovely little prizes to get us in the Valentine spirit of it all and to say a little thank you for those of you that signed up early.

First is a set of 4 lovely Love Note Tags
Prize 2
Second is a set of 6 Sweet N Sparkly Heart Tags
Prize 3
Third is a set of 6 Sweet Little Owl Tags
Prize 1
These fun and festive tags all come from the talented Kady Hope Etsy Shop.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Vendors and Sponsors Welcome

If YOU have a business that you would like to promote to serious apron swappers, let us know. We will list your business website link for free in exchange for either a discount for our swappers (percentage off purchase, free shipping, etc.) or a prize of some sort. Just email lucyandshawnee{at}yahoo{dot}com.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

How To Sign Up

Sassy and Flirty Apron Swap – Sugar, Spice, & Everything Nice
Last Day to Sign Up: January 9, 2009
Last Day to Mail Packages: February 2, 2009

Welcome to Lucy and Shawnee's first co-hosted apron swap! We've been chatting for months, sharing ideas, getting to know each other, and talking about the ups and downs of hosting swaps. We are so excited to team up together for a special Valentine's Day swap. In addition to using an online registration form and sharing the responsibilities of assigning partners, we are also initiating a $5.00 participant fee to go toward prizes and "angel" contributions for the participants whose pals drop out from the swap.

We always hope that the angels needed will be few and far between, as we'd like everyone to fulfill their commitments to the exchange. However, in the past, the funding for angel contributions came from either swap participants or from the hostesses themselves. This time we thought we'd help defray that cost by collecting for it up front.

As always, we would encourage you to be sure you can commit to the swap requirements before signing up, especially as we can only accept a limited number of participants this round. A quick decision will guarantee your spot!

If you would like to sign up, click on one of the "BUY NOW" links to right for either Shawnee or Lucy's team and you will be directed to a PayPal checkout. Once payment is made, you click on Return to Merchant and will be taken to the registration screen. Then, save your favorite swap badge and post on your own blog!

If you have any questions, please let either Lucy or Shawnee know right away!

Here is one more thing we would like you to consider before joining this swap: To join in this swap you don’t have to be an expert seamstress, but you do need to be experienced enough to pull a nice apron off. We expect an apron that would pass in 8th Grade Home Economics - not an "A" but at least passable.

We don’t want to get too fussy here and scare anyone off. As Lucy says, we love to see the work of new seamstresses and have had some as partners in swaps and have loved the work they do. It is fresh and full of enthusiasm. If you feel that your work is not good enough, you can also swap an apron made by another crafter. There are many at Etsy worth buying from. Just be sure to give credit where it is due and honor the apron artist!

Swap Rules

Welcome to the Sassy/ Flirty Apron Swap!

By signing up for the Sassy Flirty Apron Swap, you agree to the following:
1. To reply to the assignment email within 48 hours, acknowledging receipt of your partner and letting us know you're still playing (to be received late-January).
2. To remain anonymous; if you need to ask your partner a question, send a message through us or use a secret email account that does not have your real name attached (test it first).
3. To joyfully create an apron that you would love to receive, washed and pressed so it is wonderfully fresh for your partner.
4. To mail your package no later than February 2, 2009, using USPS Delivery Confirmation or other tracking, and to email us the tracking number so we know you have met your mailing commitment. Anyone not mailing by the deadline will be subject to being banned from future swaps and packages angeled.
5. To email us when you have received your package, and to copy us on your thank you email to your unknown partner who worked so hard on your apron.
6. To have fun! All participants will be invited to join the Sassy Flirty Apron Swap Flickr group and able to post pictures of aprons-in-progress, comments and read about giveaways. And since this is a paid swap, there will be LOTS of giveaways!

If you have any specific questions for your partner, you can email us at and we will try to act as intermediary. However, creating a surprise is what this all about so don't feel like you need to know exactly what they "want". Your partner wants the sassy and flirty apron YOU create for them.