Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Cracker Swap

They say absence makes the hearts grow fonder, so I'm hoping that a few of you have missed me just a little bit! No excuses, just a busy life, probably like the rest of you. 
I'm hoping things will settle down after Christmas and I can get back to blogging regularly and taking part in more swaps.

Talking of swaps do you think it's too late to run my 
Cracker Swap???

It would be lovely if I could and if you haven't taken part before and are wondering what on earth I'm talking about here's how it works.

Each of us will make a fabric Christmas Cracker filled with goodies 

1) Take a kitchen roll tube (much roomier and nicer than a toilet roll!)

2) Fill your tube with goodies (you're be surprised how much you can fit in!) I think it would be great to include your favourite Christmas joke or recipe!

3) Wrap you filled tube in some lovely Christmassy fabric and tie the ends with ribbon

4) Send your completed fabric Christmas cracker on it's merry way to your swap partner

5) Receive a gorgeous fabric Christmas cracker stuffed with goodies and a lovely piece of fabric too!
Suggestions to fill your kitchen roll

sewing and crafting goodies in the way of buttons, ribbons and threads, needles and pins, stickers, beads, charms and lots more

Christmas chocolates, sweets etc

pampering goodies like nail varnishes, bath bombs, soaps etc

something handmade (as long as it fits in the tube! Although it could also be wrapped around the tube underneath the fabric too!)

key rings, brooches, earrings etc

A favourite Christmas joke

A favourite Christmas recipe



This swap is open to UK and overseas bloggers
Last posting date for your Christmas cracker will be 15th December (before if you are posting overseas) - if for any reason you can't make that deadline please let your partner know. 
Blog about what you receive and what you have sent so we can all see your wonderful goodies.
I will set up a flicker group and post the link when I have partnered everyone up.

Right, I think that's everything, if you have any problems during the swap then please let me know, but bear in mind that I am only the organiser of this swap it is up to you and your partner to swap details, likes and dislikes etc and to arrange a time to swap (by the deadline hopefully). I do understand that sometimes things happen and if for whatever reason you can't take part in the swap and need to pull out then please let me and your partner know, it's so disappointing not to receive anything!

Here are some pics from previous cracker swaps

If you would like to join in please leave a comment below by the 
29th October 2014 and I will announce swap partners on the 31st.
Don't forget to let me know whether you prefer to post UK or are happy to post overseas 
Here is an image for your blog posts and a link (if I can get it to work!)


  1. Count me in please. I really enjoyed the last one. X

  2. Dear Tracy
    I'd love to join in again too and am happy to send worldwide.
    Best wishes

  3. Me, me , me please (and, yes, I did miss you!) x x

  4. Yes please! Yes please! Amanda (from Crafty in the Med) alerted me to your swap. I would love to join in, please. I've enjoyed reading your blog as well. It's being bookmarked!!

  5. Oooh, that'd be good Tracy, count me in (again!!) :) Nice to see you back on here again!

  6. Hi there! Nice to see you back! (sorry you missed this years autumn swap) I'd love to take part again please!
    BH x

  7. I would love to do this, count me in please and happy to post anywhere xo

  8. Lovely to see you again Tracy :). I am a definite sign up - worldwide anywhere. I done swaps with quite a few of the ladies above too.

  9. Welcome back. Everyday life has a habit of interrupting blogging for me too! :) I'm starting to think about Christmas too, so I'd love to join in with your cracker swap. Best wishes, Pj x

  10. Welcome back! Yes I would love to join in again with the cracker swap this year, I missed it last year.


  11. Hellooo, & welcome back to Blogland 😊 Yes please, count me in for your lovely cracker swap. I'd prefer UK postage this time please. Thanks for organising & have a happy weekend,

  12. Yes please, I missed the swap last year. I'd appreciate local UK postage if possible.

  13. I would love to join in again this year please, I don't think I have done a swap this year! Uk only please


I would love to hear your thoughts and comments on my blog and I will try to answer as many as I can. thanks Tracy

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