Have you participated in a swap and found it really hard to send off what you’ve made? Have you been disappointed with what you’ve received in the past? Do you worry that your swap buddy won’t think your creation is up to scratch? Has your parcel never arrived??
Then the Selfish Swap is for you!!
This is the first swap of its kind and the best and silliest at the same time. You’re making a swap for yourself! After all those hours working on it, you get to keep it! Make whatever you want, a mini quilt, mug rug, a pouch, anything. I find the hashtags for swaps on Instagram can be a great source of inspiration. Some of my favourites are #IGminiswap, #dumplingswap, #rainbowminiswap, #sweetpouchswap, #disneyquiltswap2015, #nerdscraftitbetter and the #sewtogetherbagswap
So what do you have to do?
– Think about the swaps you’ve been in, or the ones you’ve stalked and what you’d love to make for yourself.
– Sign up with the form below. That way it’ll feel a bit more real.
– Post an inspiration board or plan of what you want to make to Instagram with the hashtag #selfishswap. Don’t want to post an inpiration pic? No worries, I won’t hold it against you, I’m just being a sticky beak. I love to see what everyone else is making.
– The only real rule for the swap is that if you do post an inspiration picture, please credit the source or maker if you can.
– I’d love to see progress pics too.
– If you’re feeling kinda crazy, post it to yourself! We all love getting parcels in the mail and I think it would be kinda fun to post it to yourself even though you know exactly what’s inside.
– Please make your selfish swap by 30th June and post all pics with the hashtag #selfishswap. Can’t wait to see what you make for yourself!!
I know this swap is not really a swap at all. It’s just a bit of fun and a bit of an excuse to give yourself a deadline to make something for yourself…because you deserve it!!
There are no swap mamas or swap angels cos let’s be honest here, if you decide you can’t be bothered or life just gets in the way you’re not letting down anyone but yourself. But if you don’t make your selfish swap you’ll be in heaps of trouble and I’ll put you on a black list…haha, just kidding! I only just found out there is a such thing as a swap black list…crazy!!
If you want to sign up more than once, that’s fine! Happy Selfish Swapping!
*sign ups have now closed for this swap* Follow me on Instagram to find out when the next swap is happening.