Last year I started finding listings for swaps in various places online. I got excited, but never really made time for it. Packages are awesome, but they're kind of pricey to send out. Well, my recent obsession with goodreads lead me to a group where they exchange handmade bookmarks. How cool is that?!
This gave me an idea. What if every month I hosted a swap on my blog? The swap would involve small things that could fit in a letter-sized envelope and cost (more or less) the price of a regular stamp to send? Also, these little projects will fulfill one of my goals for this year to create a little art or craft every month. I'm a huge dreamer and sometimes fantasize about things more than doing them...
Excited yet? I came across some really cool mail art, letter-writing, and collage related blogs that might inspire you:
Good Mail Day
The Sketchbook Project
For this month, I'd like to do vegan/animal-inspired bookmarks. These can be used for tagging your favorite recipes in a cookbook or marking your current read.
Want to get involved?
*E-mail your mailing address to me by Friday, Feb. 18: aveganfox(at)gmail(dot)com
*I will randomly pair people up and e-mail you with your swap partner's information.
*Please send bookmarks out by Friday, Feb. 25. This is just to ensure that everyone receives their goods in a decent amount of time. (For this swap it's just one bookmark, but if you're feeling inspired feel free to make another ;)
*Feel free to e-mail me images of your creations or the goods you receive! I will happily post them around the first of March, just before announcing the next swap.
*Don't have the time right now? No worries, I'm aiming to do a swap every month ;)
Questions for you:
Would you prefer to swap goods with the same person who will be sending you goods or would you like to be surprised?
Do you have any ideas for future swaps?
Jenny (Vegan and so Forth)
Aimee (...aka Darzy...)
Rift (Static8 Journal)
Michelle (dirty duck)
Rebecca (Enjoying the Journey)
Rose (Dandelion Vegan Blog)
Laloofah (Mehitable Days)
Roxanne (The Good Luck Duck)
Molly (Vegan Flower)