Getting my craftiness on, and a Crafty Swap!!

For awhile now, I’ve been needing to make something. I used to scrapbook a lot, and make beaded jewelry, and just random odds and ends. And now? Nothing. My fingers have been ITCHING to do SOMETHING, ANYTHING, but I’ve been at a loss for what exactly to do. I figured I would maybe make a wreath for Halloween (and I bought all the stuff yesterday, tee hee), but I wanted MORE. Last week I saw on Margot’s blog un-BLOG-evable that she was taking a few online crafting classes this fall. I clicked around, and found one of the classes offered by Red Velvet Art, a group of super talented and inspirational women who I would LOVE to be as talented as. (Margot is also super talented too, btw. And a fellow New Yorker!)

So after a little trepidation, I signed up!! And OMG I am so nervous!! It’s an 8 week class, and it contains a LOT of crafty things I have never done before! Michael’s is going to LOVE me, and my wallet is going to HATE me haha. I’m really hoping this class will inspire me to really get back into crafting again, and maybe introduce me to a new craft I didn’t know I’d like! Sign up soon – space is limited! And also check out their shop – so many cute things!

Sign up here!

In addition to needing things for this class, I had been going through all of my various crafting materials to see what I had, clear out some useless crap, etc. And while I love buying new things to craft with, I have SO MUCH of it already!! So I propose a Crafty Swap!!

Crafty Swap 09

Please steal the badge! Post it on your blog, tell other bloggers, go for it! ๐Ÿ™‚

Everyone’s got tons of stuff lying around, right? So here are the rules:

1. The point of the swap is to send crafty stuff that you don’t use to someone else. So in no way do you need to go out and buy new stuff to send to your partner.
2. While you’re sending stuff from your already owned stash, this does not mean items that have clearly been used, like half empty tubes of glitter glue, torn paper, etc.
3. Feel free to send any type of crafting material you have! Beads, ribbons, tools, paper, stickers, embellishments, yarn, fabric, etc.

Sign ups begin NOW! Comment if you want to participate, and then email me your mailing address (so I can send to your partner) here!

Sign ups will end on Thursday, September 10. That weekend, I’ll send everyone their partner’s information, and let you know when to send your crafty goodness by! UPDATE – sign ups close SEPT 12!!

I hope people will be interested… and that you like the badge I created… it was my first one and I had no idea what I was doing!!

Please sign up!! ๐Ÿ™‚


  1. Happily Married Lesbian says

    Awww, sadly I cannot help out, but the idea is great! I love art and have been an artist since I was old enough to hold a pen and pencil.

    I now do pretty much all of my art digitally. I'm going to post some on my blog now, so if you'd like to see, please feel free to check it out!

    Have fun being crafty!

  2. I am not crafty at all, hahah but I do know some bloggers who would love this… llama tales!! Great idea though, xxxoo

  3. Oh how fun, I will play! I have lots of fabric I can send, so if someone wants mostly fabric, match them with me ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. PS. I may post your banner on my blog too, do you mind?

  5. OHHHH! I love this!
    (Dollface how did you know?)HAHA! I want in!! PLEASE?! I have begun a recent journey into sewing so I would def. loove loooooove some fabric (hellloo lexiloo!) As for my craftiness…I have tons of extra scrapping materials as well as a knitting or crocheting goodies so I would be a good fit for either interests! Thanks! CANT WAIT!!!

  6. I am in!!! I love craft and I have major paperlove ๐Ÿ™‚

    BTW I came from Lexilooo's blog.

  7. Belle Renee says

    I have some crazy crafting ideas in my head and would love for some scrap fabric of any shape and size! I have lots of buttons, construction paper, old magazines, and paintbrushes to hand out to the crafting needy. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Belle Renee says

    Oh!! I forgot to mention that I have about thirty bajillion beer bottle caps of various brands if anyone is interested!!

  9. oh man i wish i had more time to indulge my crafty side! i can't wait to see what you make! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Found this on the Swap Dex. I want in!! I love to scrapbook, make jewelry, paint ceramics, etc, etc, etc. Now I'm planning my wedding and making EVERYthing for it!

  11. I absolutely love this! Please please sign me up! I have tons of fabric, yarn, buttons, glitter, paper, magazine cut outs and so much more. I cannot wait!

  12. That's an awesome idea!!! So in, obviously ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Oh how fun! I want to play! I want to join! Lord knows I have some stuff lying around that I used to love when I purchased it but now? Not so much.

    I do love your badge… not sure if I can get it to work on my stupid wordpress theme but I will try =)

    I'll DM you my address. Thanks for putting this together. Who doesn't love fun mail??

  14. What a good idea! If I had a crafty bone in my body I would totally participate.

  15. Hi there,

    I'd love to participate! I have a wide variety of stuff. Fabric, felt, paper, etc. I'll e-mail you my address!

  16. Amy --- Just A Titch says

    Oooh, I'd love to participate! I have a variety of crafty stuff, but I'm starting to sew, so I'd love to receive fabric and such! This is awesome.


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