Thursday, May 12, 2011

CHA Craft Swap 2011

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!

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

Craft Swap Collage

Have fun!

Cheers, Chicken


  1. Lis O'Brien - Ernie & Bird

  2. Sounds great! Would love to join in the fun and swap something with anyone!!!/pages/Kelowna-BC/Daffydills/162569973774991

  3. Oh im so so excited about this....

  4. Sounds like fun! I wasn't aware of the one last year so looking forward to it this time around! :)

  5. I don't have craft, as such, but handmade skin, hair and baby care products - face lotions, scrubs, soaps, home fragrance products too.
    Does that count?

  6. Ooo, yay! I've been wanting to go in a craft swap for a while now. How exciting!

  7. Awww I wish I could join in. My product is for a child though :(

  8. Oooh, how I wish I could sign up (but my holiday makes it impossible). next year I'd love to be a part of it! what a great initiative xx

  9. i have signed up. i did it last year too (creative obsession). i LOVE getting handmade goodies in the mail!

  10. i have tried to sign up, is it full already as it wouldn't allow me to go to the online application form, thanks...

  11. Would have loved to join ,but will be overseas for 6 weeks! Maybe next year!

  12. Last year I was the lucky recipient of the Piper and Lily bag as pictured above, cannot wait to participate again this year.

  13. Omigosh!! This is amazing! What a fabulous idea! Cant wait till next year now, would love to be involved!
    Anita @ :D


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