Taking applications now
All items to be mailed no later than 30 June 2011
Yes! It is that time of year when we host a lovely craft swap to get your warm and fuzzy, handmade love on!
Last year was a resounding success, with over 80 participants on board, swapping lots of lovely handmade goodness.
This year, we are hoping for 100 participants. So remember to spread the word and encourage fellow crafting businesses to get on board. Post about it on your Facebook page and blog if you can! After all, who doesn’t adore getting handmade love in the mail?
Please create a hand-crafted item(s) which you would value between $30 - $50. You can send multiple items to bring it up to this value if you like.
Please create an item for an adult (and not a child); your item is a gift for your swap partner.
Please ensure that your item is in the post no later than 30 June 2011. If you have any issues meeting this deadline, please contact the CHA and your swap partner to advise.
Make sure that you check out your partner’s website to get an idea of who they are, and what they might like.
You will need to contact your partner via email to get their postal address. Take this opportunity to get to know someone in the industry!
IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW
It is really important that people don’t miss out because their partner doesn’t follow through on their commitment. Therefore we ask 3 things of you:
1. Only sign up if you are committed to your participation and to creating quality items for your swap partner to enjoy.
2. Only sign up if you are able to post your item no later than 30 June 2011.
3. That you supply AT LEAST 1 of the following: Facebook page address, blog address, website address to ensure you are contactable and legitimate.
CHA cannot take responsibility for people who fail to follow through on their swap.
To get on board, sign up by completing the below online form. Then wait for us to email your swap partner details through. Once you receive them, make contact and get to know each other. I know that last year’s craft swap helped many participants make new, genuine connections with other handmade businesses; and some friendships bloomed too! How nice.
Some images from the 2010 CHA Craft Swap