Wednesday, 14 April 2010

fairytale swap!

Ok everyone :D I have decided to host my very first swap! The theme is fairy tales, and i have decided the easiest way to do this, is for each person who signs up to chose a fairytale, that their partner can base a package on. You will have a choice to create a package to the value of either £5 or £10, so that each person may recieve a package to the same value as the one they sent. If anybody is unwilling to send packages abroad then please let me know!
For everyone wishing to take part, please leave a comment containing your name, email address, your chosen fairy tale and your package value :) the deadline for everyone to sign up to this swap will be Sunday the 9th of May. After this I will assign partners to everyone, so you know what package you'll be making :D Also, people are welcome to chose the same fairytale as somebody else :) i'm aware that certain stories will be favourites to lots of you :D
As this is my first swap, i need all the help i can get to encourage people to sign up! If all of my lovely blog friends would be so kind as to spread the word, and pop the button up for me :D xxx
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Just a note to all of you crafters taking part :) it'd be lovely to include hand made items in your package, especially as you can make it as relevant to the story as possible! However, not everybody is a crafter, and so please don't fill your package with £10 or £5 worth of your own items, as this won't be fair on people who have to buy everything for their packages :)
For anybody who needs them, here are some examples of things you could include in your packages :)
-candy (check with your partner if they are able to recieve food items if they live abroad! this has happened to me in the past when posting a package to mexico)
-hand made items, such as toys or art work
-soaps and smellies
-vintage items, ornaments etc
-paper goods
Anything you can find really that relates to your given story :) As this is the first swap that I have hosted, I'm aware that I may not have included all information required! If anybody has any questions etc then please let me know in your comments :) Once I assign partners to everyone, I will put up a new post with all of the rules again, so that everyone knows what is happening :)


Kelly said...

Wicked Idea!!
I'm in for sure, I'd like to do Sleeping Beauty please!
I'll put your button on my blog and post about it too!
I'll do a £10 option xxx

Florence and Mary said...

Eeeek great idea for a swap I love it!!! I'm trying to hold back on swaps but this one - no chance!! Count me in and I'll post on my blog for you too.

My name is Victoria and my email address will be on this comment.

I'll pick hmmmmm Snow White I think and £10 package. I'm also happy to ship overseas.

Victoria xx

Mary Poppins said...

I quickly wanted to pop on and say hello and thank you for your very special comment on my post it meant alot to me and thank you for leaving me your lovely, caring words, super blog and am now a follower X

LissyLou said...

oooo go on then.....i'll choose little mermaid please. I'd rather post within uk and i'll choose £10.
I'll send you an email for you to get my email.

Lovely blog by the way.....i'll post about this on mine!


Mollye said...

Hi I'll do the $10.00 package and the theme is Little Red Riding Hood. I'd like to stay within the US. I'll post the swap button too.

Red Riding said...

oh i shouldnt do another swap!!but i so want to do this one!
i'll have to have a good think about who i would like-its a toughy...

thanks for the comment on my blog!i was a good girl and just bought 1 edition of the hello kitty set.the price was crazy for some of the things you got.

btw,gorgeous cheered me right up on a grey day =)


Anonymous said...

Hi - I so would hev loved to do this but I'm already committed to 3 swaps at the moment and I'm so disorganised!!!Lovely blog, I'm please to have found you.xx

LissyLou said...

just a question vanessa:

Do we choose a fairytale that we would like to recieve? or are we chosing the fairytale that we want to create?

because if we are creating i will start now....if we are recieving our chosen fairytale, how long will we get to make/buy before we have to send off?


hapi-ness said...

thank you everyone ^_^ lissylou, I was originally intending for people to chose the story they want to create, however it seems to be a little confusing, so we are now chosing the story you want to recieve, and your partner will be creating it :)

Pixiedust said...

Hi, I'd like to take part please, and I think I'll choose Alice in Wonderland, loved it growing up and the £10 option please. Great idea for a swap. xxx Pixie xxx

LissyLou said...

ok thanks....i'll still recieve little mermaid then please. x

hapi-ness said...

oh forgot to answer the second part of your question lol, i think i'll give about 4 weeks to put a package together. So there's nothing to worry about until next month for the time being. right now we're just working on letting more people get involved :)

LaaLaa said...

Oooh, can I join in please? What a fab idea! I'll got for Alice in Wonderland and £10 please. I'd rather not post abroad, I'm afraid.

I think my email will appear on this comment, if not, let me know.

Great blog! I'm now a follower. xxx

Sophie - Chez Sophie said...

I have emailed you, and am very excited to be golldie locks & the 3 bears.
Will pop your button on my blog.
Luv Sophie xxx

J said...

A Nottm lass eh? I'm originally from that neck-of-the-woods too.
I love your idea for a Fairy-tale swap and would love to join in, but I'll have to give some thought as to which fairytale to choose.
I've never posted a 'button' on my blog before, but I'll give it a try.
I wish you all the best with this and fingers crossed lots of folk will get involved.

Vanilla said...

What a great idea for a swap! Who doesn't like a good fairytale?! I'll go for the £10 but prefer to post to UK only.

I'm still confused on if we chose the fairytale we'd like to receive or give so I'll put both options here!
Receive- Little Red Riding Hood (Red is my favourite colour!)
Give- Cinderella!

hapi-ness said...

it's what fairytale you'd like to recieve :) although i'll be sure to put you with a cinderella :)

Claire@AreWeNearlyThereYet said...

I've gone swappy mad this week I think hee hee!

Fab idea!

Well seeing as I have played 'Fairy Godmother' in a rather fabby panto (big -head!) I should really choose Cinderella!


Seeing as I have my henny pennies maybe I should choose Mother Goose?

I am obviously not good with choices today ha ha.

I think I will choose.......



Oh, no, wait!!!

Nope, it's definitly Cinders for me. Quick, before I change my mind again! Hee hee. xxx

Claire@AreWeNearlyThereYet said...


Forgot this bit!

£10 and send UK please


Alexandra Mason said...

What a great swap I would love to join in please.

After much changing of my mind, i will go for Little Red Riding Hood, £10.00 in the U.K. please


mylittlebirdie said...

Hi there, this is a fabulous idea for a swap!
hoping i can join in, i'm in australia & yes willing to send abroad. i'll go the 10 pounds and may i select goldilocks and the three bears. (that part was really hard!!)
very exciting : )

mylittlebirdie said...

oops forgot to add my email address:

cheers : )

michelleK said...

Oh this is a lovely blog and what a fabulous idea for a swap. Please count me in. I would love to recieve anything really but a brothers grimm story if i had to choose.

Oh I am in australia and happy to send abroad.

My email is


Red Riding said...

i will definitly have a go!
i think i would like to go with red riding hood and i will have the £10 option and i would happily send abroad =)!


a mermaids purse said...

ive just come across your wonderful blog and would love to take part x but with a U.K partner thank you ;0)
princess and the pea is my fav fairytale or red riding hood ;0)
my email is

kazzy x

purplepaint said...

Oh how fun!!!! Can I join too? I'd love to have Alice in Wonderland as my theme and I'd love to do an Alice in Wonderland for someone else as I have lots of cool stuff for it!!! Put me down for 10 pounds, not sure exactly how much that is in American but sounds good! Are we doing a package of art supplies, or a finished piece of art or what? Thanks, Marva

Pixiedust said...

ooppps forgot to say happy to post oversea's and my e-mail is Looking forward to this swap. xxx :o)

hapi-ness said...

thanks to everyone taking part so far! :D there's no real limitations as to what you can include in your package, but i've added some examples to the post for anyone who needs them ^_^

purplepaint said...

Oops, forgot my email adress:

also I'd be happy to send overseas. :D Marva

Mollye said...

Oh I am so sorry but something has come up and I'm afraid I wil be too rushed to do a good job with this. Please accept my regrets at having to drop out of this swap. Thanks, Mollye

englishteacup said...

Count me in I love swaps can I mail in the USA please and my fairy tail person is Mary Poppins, and I will do $10. Have a great day Englishteacup(Lynne)

Maria said...

Hi, Can I join in ? sounds like a great idea ! I really don't mind which fairytale a recieve, it would be nice to have a surprise. I will do £10.00, and don't mind posting overseas.
Thanks, Maria :)

a mermaids purse said...

...also i forgot to add im happy to do £10 xkazzyx

Jill said...

Hi, it's Jill again. I've had a think and I'm not really that fussed about which fairytale I'd like to receive. I do quite like the idea of Alice in Wonderland, but I'm quite happy for it to be a surprise.
I'll go with a £10 swap and I'm happy to post abroad.
You can contact me at: or via my blog.

Crafting in the beach hut said...

Oh Vanessa I love this swap idea (just found you via LissyLou's blog) and would love to take part please - but now I have to decide on a fairytale...?? That's impossible! So many that I love...

Okay I can narrow it down to two: Beauty and the Beast or Little Mermaid.... I've seen the disney films so many times and they are my fave comfort films. Either of these would be ace - I'm happy to do £10 but not abroad if that's okay... can't wait!

Thanks for organising - am off to explore your blog some more xox

Crafting in the beach hut said...

Forgot to ask - where is your lovely swap button? I'm a bit new to this swap thingy and would like to include your button on my blog if poss... thanks hun! xox

Tasseomancy said...

Oh this sounds fantastic!

I looove the tale of Rumplestiltskin.

$10/10 pounds would be just fine and I am more than happy to send things overseas

hapi-ness said...

thanks everyone ^_^ be sure to keep letting all of your friends know about this swap :D the more people that join, the more fun it will be! Also, if you want to post my button on your blog, you can either right click and save the image on this post, or right click and copy link location :) this will give you the URL for the image, and then you can post it on your blog using some image html :)

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Elizabeths Attic said...

If I am not too late I would like to join your swap - I would like Snow White and a £5 swap. I will swap overseas if the other person is OK with that.

Love your blog just found you via a link on my blog.


Mrs Yappy Dog said...

oops sorry to be a party pooper I had to delete my previous post and opt out - so sorry for that but hope everyone else enjoys it and I will pop by to see how you all get on - work situation has changed temporarily and I am not going to be able to commit to this lovely swap - yappy xxx

CraftySmiles said...

I am in!!! I am for £10 and fairy tale will be,Goldilocks and 3 bears.
Find your blog via Elizabeths Attic,
I can do overseas .
Love your blog it is one fantastic place to be : )


I would love to join this swap but I can only send to US. My partner can surprise me as to the fairytale! Blessings! Cathy

jillytacy said...

I'd like to participate. I e-mailed you my question and e-mail address, Thanks!

LaaLaa said...

I don't think my email will show up, so here it is! xxx

Cat B said...

oohhh how exciting to have found my first ever swap!
(PS: I found you via crafty Helen @ Home)
your name: Cat
email address:
your chosen fairy tale: I'd like to receive Cinderella please
package value:10 pounds (I'm thinking this is approx $25NZD??)
And yes I'm happy to post abroad.
And as soon as I figure out 'how' I'll post a link to your site and this swap on my site
ooohhhhhh excitement much!! !! !!

Rebecca said...


I've just come across your blog and it's lovely. This would be my first swap, but I would love to take part, what a great theme!

Name: Rebecca
E-Mail: pandadoesmakeup(at)ymail(dot)com

I'd like to receive a package based around Alice in Wonderland :) Love the story! Oh, and I will do £10. I would prefer UK only please.

Thanks :)

Tilly Rose said...

Hi there hun!
I would love to join in with the fun....
Cinderella please, please....
Happy to do up to £10 and post to UK &Eire

Hope I'm not too late...
Karen x x x

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