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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!

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