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
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!)