Monday, February 9, 2015

Kid Giddy Gnome Swap

Do you love gnomes like I do? I'm so excited to finally get this Kid Giddy Gnome Swap together. I've only participated in 2 mini quilt swaps (I'll post some photos soon of the mini quilts I made) - but never hosted or ran one myself.  I have a huge love of gnomes (hence the one on the front cover of my book) and sewing, so these two things together, are quite perfect in my mind! I also love getting mail and sending it's a win win all around.

This Gnome Swap idea was actually inspired by Angie from Gnome Angel. Last year I saw some gnome fabric she had posted on IG and had to ask her what fabric it was. She offered to send me a little so of course I wanted to send something back.  It quickly became a very little one on one gnome swap. Since then things have been crazy, and as much as I wanted to get a gnome swap together, I've been working on Sizzix deadlines and many other things. No worries though, the wait is over and now we can all play together. Yay!

If you are interested in participating, please click the photo above which will take you to the Google Doc to sign up. Sign ups will be open from Feb 9th - Feb 17th and hope to have partners assigned by Feb 20th. because of the huge influx of swaps going on, we are all busy, and of course Quilt Market in May, swaps will go out by June 1st for International, and June 8th within the US. Choices for making and receiving are: Mini Quilt (No side is larger than 20"), Stuffed Doll, Tote Bag, Pouch Apron, Ornament, Toy, or anything.

I am hoping there won't be any huge hiccups, if there are - we shall cross that bridge when we get to it. I have one willing moderator as of right now (thanks Angie), so if you'd like to be one also, and help out that would be awesome. There is a place on the form to advise me, so don't be shy.

I would be so grateful if you would share the photo above on your social media outlets and use the hashtag #kidgiddygnomeswap and #gnomeswap to spread the word. (You can also visit my Kid Giddy IG account and repost my image - if that's easier.) FYI - the Gnome Image above is my gnome paper piecing pattern which can be found in my Craftsy or Etsy shop. If you are in the UK - please contact me prior to purchasing as I have not set up my VAT solutions yet. If you'd like to purchase it - I'll get on the band wagon and get it done for you. Thanks!

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