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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Welcome To the Busy Bee Club Garden Apron Swap

We here at the Sassy/Flirty Apron Swap (Lucy and Shawnee) are very proud to announce the start up of our newest apron swap. This swap is run like a club.
Busy Bees Apron Swap
With spring in full swing in most parts of the Northern hemisphere, we would like to do a Garden themed apron swap. This swap is meant to be a little "Green". With a tight economy we are focusing our attention this round on how be a little more self sufficient. A garden is a great way to save a few bucks and help produce some lovely fresh food for your self and your family as well.
We will be posting garden tutorials and links here from big gardens right down to things you can grow on your counter top. Everyone should be able to find something to grow. :o)

The aprons to go along with this theme are Gardening aprons. These can be multi pocketed bib or half style aprons for holding seed packets, gardening tools, gloves, and such. Or it can be the big gathering aprons for bringing in produce, collecting eggs, carrying weeds to the compost and more. We have also included a garden party apron category if you would rather swap that type. So when you sign up be sure to let us know what kind of apron you are interested in swapping.

***How to sign up***
Sassy/Flirty Apron Swap - Busy Bee Club Garden Apron Swap
Last day to sign-up May 6th, 2009
Last Day to Ship Packages - May 30th, 2009

Once again we have an on-line registration form and participation fee.
To sign up, go to the side bar and choose to join Team Shawnee or Team Lucy (teams make no difference in swap partners, just divides up the work for us.)
Clicking on the Team Button will take you to the pay pal page where you will pay your swap fee. After paying the fee you will be taken to a registration form. Fill that out and you will start getting emails about the swap and what to do from there.

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!

20 comments:

  1. I can't participate in this one. But please keep my address to contact next time!!

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  2. I think I signed up for this swap yesterday. The $5 came out of my paypal account but will you make sure you got my entry form?

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  3. Can't resist...count me in!
    xxx
    Paula

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  4. Hi I am in need of some assistance in signing up if someone could please email me I have a couple questions I really want to take part in this busy bee swap, My head is swimming with cute ideas. Thanks Kimmie
    krec72@gmail.com

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  5. I am in! Yippee! This will be so much fun.

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  6. I payed my 5.00 but I had a problem with the form. I could not see all of it and there wasn't a send button. Maybe you can email it to me.
    Thanks, Jany
    Lookinthenook@aol.com

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  7. Can I sign up if I'm in Australia? I'm trying to pay my $$ on paypal now, but it's making me select a state!

    talia.carbis@gmail.com

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  8. I would love to sign up for this. Can't wait.

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  9. I signed up, but didn't get to the question form after paypal. Could someone email this to me please?

    suziking7@yahoo.com

    Thank you!
    Suzi

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  10. Hello,
    I'm just passing through to say hello..I wandered over here from someplace else. I like the Sarah's Gathering apron..I had seen it out on the web a while back.

    Have fun with your swap..

    Stephanie

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  11. Hi:

    I don't know about anyone else, but I am a bit anxious to get my partner info. I keep telling my self to wait on fabric choices, styles, etc. I'm chomping on the bit to get started :).

    As a first time swapper this is exciting to do.

    Amy

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  12. Hurray Just finished signing up my Mom and Myself for the fun, We cannot wait to make these aprons. I am sure this will be a fun experience. We are ready to create.. :)

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  13. Hey Shawnee, just wondering if you got my registration? My laptop is showing its' age and don't think the form went thru...

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  14. I am traveling today to Europe, if I don't reply to the swap email, it is due to that. I am definitely in and am sooo looking forward to it.

    A

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  15. I send you a kiss from France :o)
    If you want to swap with me you can see my profil and pictures on http://www.sirpriz.com/mama
    Have a nice day!!
    Mama From Sirpriz

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  16. Hello,
    I would love to join your swap next time, But I want to make sure if I can join as I am from Sydney, Australia. As for postage, aprons are easy to pack since it will just fit in a standard priority mail. Hope to hear from you soon!
    ~Marie

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