I decided to set up another craft swap among the crafting community on instagram called Vintage home swap people with different Crafts was paired up with a partner and made and bought things for their partner with a vintage home theme we had lots of fun shared our makes on the #vintagehomeswap on instagram here are the photos of everyones swaps who joined the group. Im hoping to host more swaps this one is my third one ive hosted tho i have taken part in many more hosted by others and made new friends across the world it really is nice to take part maybe you want to have ago come join us on instagram im @Sazybsarah. :). thank you for reading xx
Wednesday, 21 August 2013
I just love setting up craft swaps its so nice to send people your special makes for them along with gifts and a card , when i set up crafts swaps i ask for only token gifts to be bought because of posting and also of cost there are some lovely places to buy great gifts from all over the uk and each person taking part thinks carefully and sends beautiful items for the swaps , this one is called afewofmyfavouritethingscraftswap and how it worked was i paired people up with totally different interest so that they could all send each other things they liked for example i asked for a list of themed items that my partner said was her favourite things from animals to colours to hobbies and you was to make them an item from the list , my partners was russian dolls , so i painted russian dolls onto a medium jute bag , i also decoupatched a heart trinket box with russian doll paper and filled with buttons as russian dolls was one of my partner christinas favourite things she also had a thing for houses and owls so i bought a yellow house shape candle holder and popped in a tea light and a owl purse and i even put a 50p inside the purse for good fortune in return i got some lovely things as my favourite things are campervans cupcake art and i love hedgehogs and penquins i was blown away with my gifts christina had made me a campervan shopper bag it was soo big and very well made she also made me a a cute cupcake fabric basket that keeps my washing up liquid and spondge in on the windowsill in my kitchen there was a cupcake matching zip case , and she bought me a plant pot hedgehog orniment that sits in my money plant , some cool campervan stickers that im using in my filofax and a lovely campervan writing journal i love it ! and a cute penquin post card what a great swap i got , all the other ladies in the group had also some very pretty makes and fave gifts this was a great swap for them xx
Thursday, 23 May 2013
A year ago i was awarded an ipod for great sales , i am an avon rep , and a designer , the ipod was engraved with avon believe on the back it arrived 4 days before christmas in the post i was looking at this parcel thinking i havent bought anything what could this be , my children always stand at the side of me shouting open it mum i want to see , when i did open the package my children was jumping up and down , mums got an ipod omg that is awesome , it eventually.sunk in it was mine and like my children i was jumping for joy so funny and exciting , well i joined twitter and started to make friends with crafting people we would share our designs , they was tweeting about a craft swap hearts i asked what it was and they said you should take part , yoy email the craft magazine your name address and twitter name tell them your likes your dislikes and your craft depending on what the theme is your paired up with a swap partner and you make them a gift out of your craft and include a bought gift , so i did this , i have done 6 in total , i then was introduced to instagram by my now twitter crafting family , everyone was sharing pictures and i was interested to download the app and have ago , afew of the twitter family joined me and i was hooked on it , by then the ipod was now in the hands of my daughter and i had a new phone to use , on instagram i was seeing people i followed sharing pictures of craft and gift swaps i eventually joined and have taken part in three with the lovely jackie @hunnypoyhouse she organises circle swaps you are paired up with a partner but recieve your swap from another partner hence the circle , i also did a birthday swap with my twitter friend nicola we sent each other birthday themed gifts , i love doing swaps so much and sending craft gifts that i decided to set my own up they are sazybcraftswaps , the first one was pretty flowers all in a row , there was 12 including me who signed up and i paired people up with different craft talents to make it more fun , what i asked was out of the craft that they specialised in they make somthing to do with flowers , then buy two token gifts in flower themes and make a greeting card , it was lovely to see the different things people made xx i was paired up with karen shes a proffessional quilter made me a beautiful cushion and sent with it a pretty cup.and saucer with flower detail and a heart floral hook , and i hand painted a large jute bag and a little picture , bought a floral mug and flower candle , it was a great swap thank you all who took part .
Saturday, 6 April 2013
I'm here to blog about my Easter Swaps I took part in on instagram , they was set up by the lovely Jackie @ hunnypothouse
#springmakesmesingcirlceswap this is how it worked because the swap is a circle you send a gift to a different person and you receive a gift from someone else I was paired up with the lovely Vicky , who I already knew from twitter so it was a pleasure to send her the gifts , the rules are you can make or buy up to 7 items along the theme spring and you don't let that person know they are to receive gifts from you its like secret Santa , they send spring gifts to another person and so on and we all open on the reveal day , my swap came from the lovely Emma and her gifts to me was lovely but I was naughty and opened before the reveal date oops ! , so here's what I sent to Vicky
I've met some nice friends joining in with these to swaps and my ig followers has increased by joining the swap so id like to thank Jackie for all her hard work picking the partners xx .
Monday, 4 March 2013
So the swap theme was gingerbread man and i signed up without thinking about what i might make , then realized oh no what do i know about cooking ginger breads i burn things so i don't do baking the hubby does cooking cakes and things with the children as i am totally rubbish at measurements ,and timings , so what do you make for a craft swap that involves the theme ginger bread ? .
Tuesday, 26 February 2013
I'm new to having a blog i will keep it interesting and share information along the way about crafting , offers and things im interested in .
I love crafting ever since i was young ,but its only recently over the past two years i've taken to trying new crafts , one has taken off for me and that is designing my hand made greeting cards , i am now a proper business woman with my very own crafting website and store , you can buy my makes at www.designsbysazyb.webs.com
i get asked for a lot of personalised cards with themes that suit the person who receives it , its a challenge to create something very unique for that one person and i like to think that they are pleased with what the receive .
at the moment i've actually been taking a break from card orders as i was overwhelmed with Christmas orders and had a huge family order for the up coming wedding of the year , being asked to do my cousins save the dates ,and now the invites has really had me involved with the wedding its self and every ones trying to get information out of me but I'm keeping very quiet about it as i don't want to spoil anything for the bride and groom to be , the groom in fact was my usher at my wedding and so I'm honoured to have been picked to make the invites for their special day , here are the making of the save the dates in total i had 44 to make , but the invites are ready to be given out and until they are i can not show them on my blog , i can do wedding stationary so if you like this style or want something totally different please get in touch , i will be happy to make you a sample xx