Friday, December 30, 2011

Craftmad January Swap Groups now open.

Hi everyone, as I have not been crafting this past week.  Although, I have been in the craft room  to find my desk and go through all my papers.  My papers so needed tidying up and reducing a little ... just removing some of the smaller pieces.

Anyways,  Craftmad - a great Aussie crafting Forum I belong to and have been a member of for 6 1/2 years - yikes!  Membership is free.  We are now taking names for the January Card Swap and the January Sewing Swap if you would like to join in.  The more the merrier.

Card Swap - We are swapping two cards and as embellishments we are recycling something from around the house or leftover from Christmas.

Sewing Swap - We have decided to start on a small quilt by swapping a 9 inch quilt block for a few months.  The block for January is a Fence Rail.  Beginners are more than welcome as I certainly am a beginner.  I have never done a quilt before so am quite keen to have a go at this.

I have met some wonderful people through Craftmad and lucky enough to meet some in person which has been a bonus.  I have been lucky enough to have had a coffee with Rachwho, Kamma, Mandy, kllpakl and met  camsmum at a craft fair, oh that reminds me all met up with JuileMak at the Townsville craft fair.

Some of the members of Craftmad are venturing into the world of blogging so you can check out all their work.  Cathy at Cathy's Creative Corner, Kerry at Kerry's Place to Escape, Beth at HuggiesCrafts Happy Spot,  Kaye at Crafty Kaye's Room, camsmum at Fairy Scribbles, and Alex at Cards and Things by Alex.

Thought I would share what I have swapped at Craftmad during 2011.

December Sewing Swap - a hand sewn Christmas Ornament for each participant.

December Card Swap - Anything Goes 
(No photos as I didn't take part in this swap)

November Sewing Swap - One Fabric Notebook Cover

November Card Swap - Anything Goes but not allowed to use Pink

October Sewing Swap - one small felt owl.

October Card Swap - Use a large number or letter.

September Sewing Swap - Two Fat Quarters with Birds.

September Card Swap - 10 Sheets of Embossed Cardstock.

August Sewing Swap - Lavender Sachet

August Card Swap - Black and White


July Sewing Swap - Two Christmas Fat Quarters
(Forgot to take a photo of these)

July Card Swap - Tic Tac Toe
For this card I chose -  Lace, Glitter and Embossing

 For this card I chose - Diecuts, Pearls and Paper Piecing.

June Sewing Swap - Fabric Postcard

June Card Swap - Butterflies

May Sewing Swap - Fabric Flowers



May Card Swap - Easel Cards


April Sewing Swap - Scavenger Hunt
This one was a lot of fun sadly I have not taken a photo.
This is the list we had to complete:
Scavenger Hunt Details:

You will send 5 fabric or fabric/sewing related items to your partner. Things like fat quarters, ribbon, thread, buttons, seam rippers, iron-ons, pincushions, etc. would work.

Each item must go for one of the following categories:

Something black and white

Something with red

Something with polka dots

Something sharp

Something spring colors

April Card Swap - Not a Square Card



March Sewing Swap - Bukuro Bag

March Card Swap - Mini Cards 2" x 3"

February Sewing Swap - 2 Fat Quarters - 1 x Plain and 1 x Patterned
Again no photos....something I must do in 2012 be sure to take photos of all swaps.

February Card Swap - using the Craftmad February Card Sketch Challenge

January Sewing Swap - No sewing as we were catching up with Christmas

January Card Swap - One Calendar
Just a couple of the pages I created.

Well I hope you enjoyed that journey.  I certainly did and realise now how busy I have been.
Remember to visit Craftmad and join on in with the friendly crowd.
If you have any problems signing up just let me know.


  1. Wow!! These are all fantastic cards and sewing items Merry.. have a Happy New Year..Loz

  2. Kaikki työt on kauniita. Hyvää Uutta Vuotta sinulle.

  3. Oh my goodness, looks like some very lucky craters have been on the receiving end of your fabulous swaps! Such a lovely idea & a great way to interact with fellow crafters :) Hope you had a great Christmas & Best Wishes for the New Year :) xxx

  4. thats so great, I really love the idea of the quilt block swap!

    I will swing by and have a look!


  5. Awwww - seeing all your swaps makes me want to join even more now!
    I have tried registering - but it keeps saying no cause it thinks I am a spammer - please help me!!!!!!! I love the Jan block swap and am already thinking of what colours etc!!!!!!!!

  6. I always love seeing the items in your swap...I just can't get the hang of forums.


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