Since I am brand new to swapping (specifically craft swapping), I’m not exactly sure what to expect from my very first swap. I spent late last week and early this week collecting items for a newbie-friendly, pink-themed swap, which I mailed out today.
A pink-themed swap. No rules except that the items have to be pink. And I’m not sure if this is a rule, but I tried very hard to find items that — based on their profiles — I truly thought my partners would appreciate.
Not only did I get to spend several pink-filled hours hunting, purchasing and wrapping these little pink treasures, but now I get to wait for the two lovely pink packages that are coming to me from various places around the world. Like a pink Christmas and a pink birthday all rolled into one.
Wow. And to think, I was ignorant to this wonderful new world just two short weeks ago.
So, Gigi and Sarah, if you happen to be reading this, these packages are heading your way. I hope you have as much fun opening them as I had creating them for you!
I have absolutely no idea how some people manage to be involved in 10, 20 or even 30 swaps at a time. Although I enjoyed participating in this swap very much — and even have one more lined up that starts next week — I found it extremely time-consuming, and this one didn’t even include anything homemade.
I can’t imagine keeping track of more than two or three swaps at one time. Kudos to those of you who are able to keep multiple swaps going. Maybe I’ll get the hang of it eventually. Or perhaps you can share your secret with me someday.
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