noelle o designs

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a Christmas swap

I know I should be making Halloween costumes as the days quickly countdown to October 31st,  but instead I’m signing up for a Christmas swap with UK blogger Faith, Hope and Charity  and thinking about Christmas crafting. With the way information speeds by us these days- I’m sure I’ll be back to the topic of Halloween just after starting the next load of laundry. Now what was I just talking about?… oh yeah, if you want to join in the swap too here are the guidelines:

  • You will need a regularly updated blog and be willing to post when you receive your items from your swap partner. Sorry to non-bloggers, but the swap is done on trust and some online presence does make things easier. Please don’t sign up and then disappear, it makes things very difficult.
  • Bloggers are welcome world-wide as usual. I will try to assign partners within the same country/continent but please let me know if you would be willing to send abroad if necessary.
  • As usual, you should send your swap partner a minimum of three items, a maximum of five.
  • There is a maximum spend of £12 or the equivalent in your local currency.
  • At least one item – though more if you can – should be second hand, and  sourced from a charity shop, car boot sale, jumble, estate sale, eBay or similar.
  • At least one item should be handmade. If you are not crafty yourself, it’s fine to provide a handmade item that someone else has toiled over instead.
  • And this time, one item MUST relate to a Christmas carol or song. How you interpret this is up to you!
  • One item could fulfill several categories. A home-made white fluffy pom-pom garland made from thrifted wool could count as handmade, second hand and represent ‘Let it Snow’, for example.
  • Sign up will close on 28th October and I will assign partners on the blog soon afterwards so please keep an eye out.

Leave a comment on Faith, Hope and Charity’s post to join in!

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