With the snow day after snow day around here, I thought it might be fun to host a regional candy swap. Brighten up your mail box and maybe fall in love with a candy you’ve never even heard of! Please read all the instructions before signing up!
For now this swap will be limited to people living in the USA (just to see how it goes with shipping & tracking) But eventually I think it would be fun to try an international swap.
1. I will match you up with a partner in a different part of the USA. You will be sending & receiving from the same person. Do not sign up if you will not be able to send for any reason. Only sign up if you are completely sure you will fulfill your end of the swap. We wouldn’t want anyone left out. I will close the sign up form once I reach twenty people, just to keep it manageable this time around.
2. For now you must have a website or active blog to sign up. This is just so there is some accountability. I ask that everyone make a post with what they receive and I’ll compile links to all the posts on another blog entry. It will be fun to see what people send and receive!
3. Okay for the swap, you must be willing to buy at least $15 worth of regional,fun, or unusual candy package it up and mail with delivery confirmation. You don’t have to send priority mail, but your package must have a tracking number. Try to think about candy that can usually only be found in the area you live.
I will send you an email in a couple of days with your partner’s state and email-then you contact one another for addresses, and discuses any allergies or dietary restrictions. Packages must be mailed out by March 1st, and tracking number emailed to your partner by March 1st.
Okay this round is closed!
On one of our many snow days of the year Thomas ran out before too much snow had fallen and picked up donuts, and the last cronut for me to try. I have to say, it was rather dry. I think they may have overcooked it…but it sure was pretty to look at ;)
I love to use the foundation piecing technique to sew quilt squares for little bags, pot holders, etc. I was talking to a friend about it recently and she had never heard of it. I thought I’d post a helpful link that explains the easy process, which gets you gorgeous results and is so easy to do! This link has helpful photos and an explanation.
Going back through my photos on my computer this week I realized one reason I really want to get myself back into daily blogging is all the things I forget to share. It’s easy to snap & share a photo here and there with instagram, but not as easy to go back through all your photos and reminisce. Not as easy as it is on a blog. So in an effort to take & share more photos here is something that happened during winter break. Right after Christmas Kurtis got his second leg outlined. Tom did the first one during Thanksgiving break, and when he heads home in the Spring he’ll get them finished up.
It’s kind of cool that Kurtis has gotten into Neon Genesis so much, because when he was really little Tom and I used to go meet up with Tom’s brother (who was still in high school at the time) and watch the tv series on dvd as often as we could get together.
For our crafternoon Jessee
generously provided all the flower beads, but if you search “stackable plastic flower beads
” on eBay or Etsy there are a lot of places to choose from. We drew the faces on our wooden beads for heads (which were found at any craft supply store) but you can also find some really cute beads with faces already printed on them too. Or paint some on. Just remember that your wire needs to be thin enough to go back through your larger hand and feet beads, without being so thin that it easily slips back through once trimmed up. All of this of course depends on the size beads you use too. Our wire was some times a huge pain to try and push back through the beads a second time, but it did work-even if a little rough on our fingers.