Monday, August 26, 2013

Being Bossed Around got me thinking of a Special Sewing Swap...

 I've always loved surprises in the mail, and I've always loved to give surprises. Back before "Wonderfully Made" was this blog, it was, for many years, another blog, called "iwasknittogetherinmymother'swomb.typepad.com." It's still living, and you can check out those blog posts, too.  Anyway, with a passion for blogging and surprises, while I was writing that blog, I also hosted some pretty awesome swaps. They were more selective in their membership with people that had a true passion for quality swapping and a willingness to commit to that endeavor. A few of my favorite swaps?  The Halloween Sock Swap. And The Special Swap, which really was a special swap in which I called a theme every other month and we put together a package around that theme (it involved knitting, of course). I paired up the participants and let them run with it. They were great swaps and we always had a group of people that did indeed make them special.

The Sew Bossy Initiative is a swap, of sorts. And I was sucked right in. My first Boss Around was from Paige at Lux per Diem. I sent her a vintage style pattern and Hawaiin print and some other goodies, and she sent me this pretty floral and an OOP Laura Ashley pattern, and all the notions to go with.


I haven't gotten to that project yet, but it's on the top of my pile after a junior bridesmaid's dress is completed. I am already thinking of ways to make that dress my own, and want to get it made so I can enjoy it during the late summer/early fall.

Well, then my buddy Lori expressed an interest, and she and I agreed to a Sew Bossy Swap.  I got her package last week, and it included a fabulous graphic silky print and a pattern that I probably would have never even given a second look. But that's the idea...she gets to boss me around! So, this tunic is under Paige's dress in my project pile.  I keep thinking of it with leggings and boots for fall.




Anyway, back to the swap thing...I've really been thinking about seeing if there is any interest out there to do a Special Sewing Swap?  I would call a theme, we'd have a budget and I promise, it would be a blast. If you love getting surprises in the mail and love to gift others, and you love to sew and are interested in playing along, I'd like to know what you think.

Leave a comment expressing your interest, if you are a blogger, and let's see what happens!

14 comments:

  1. You gals go for it and i:ll enjoy reading about the swap. Swaps were so much fun on IWKTIMMW

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  2. Oooh, what fun swap packages! I love swaps-- they're the best!

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  3. Swap sounds like great fun! I'm in too!

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  4. I love swapping! It would be fun to play along. Thanks! g

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  5. I love these! How fun- my first was 5815 too- can't wait to see your take on it!

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  6. I would love to do this! Count me in.

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  7. I'm interested too...count me in!

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  8. I'll play! I travel starting in mid Dec but up until then, I can participate.

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  9. I would love to play. My blog mainly features the costumes I make, but I do regular sewing for myself. It would be a good kick in the pants to put away the Italian Renaissance and make myself some skirts, already. :)

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