Everyone in? Sitting comfortably? Good.
So, is anyone up for a Swop? What's a Swap? you say......
Swaps are a great way to share your talents with others and to let others inspire you.
Basically, a swap is an exchange of something you have made, using your special skills and techniques. And you swop it with someone else. Simple! OK, there are a few rules - a sort of swop etiquette - but it's pretty easy really.
I'm going to give this Swop a Christmas theme.
I do hope you're interested - if so just sign up by the 1st September - I'm looking for between 6 and 10 volunteers.
I'll pair you up pretty randomly and send you your swop partner contact details.
You make something using Christmas - or Winter Celebration - as your inspiration and send it to your partner by the 1st October. You can use any materials - metal, felt, paper, wood, fabric, wool, found items, glass..... And any techniques - patchwork, card makings, jewelry, felting, soap making, weaving, painting.......
And you have to be able to post it, so no huge willow reindeers or king size quilts please - if you usually make big things, think about how you can do a mini version.
And if you want to send me some pictures and a little story of your Swop, I'll feature you and your makes on my blog - and your shop link if you sell your crafts - great publicity for you in time for Christmas.
So are you up for it? If so, comment here or pop over to my Facebook page and send me a message. I'll send you all the details - and I'll give more info in my next blog post too.
I won't say goodbye, as I'm coming on the tour with you. Lots of stops - places to see and people to meet. I'm really looking forward to it. Onwards Bus Driver to our next stop........