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Littlelixie 12:13am, 8 January 2014
Sign ups for this first swap are now closed.

SIGN UP TO BE NOTIFIED OF FUTURE SWAPS BY CLICKING HERE.

This is an international swap for a purse or pouch with a fastening which uses EPP as the main construction technique. Sign up includes creating an inspiration mosaic (using a tool like bighugelabs.com/mosaic.php) for your partner to use when considering what to make you. The swap will be secret (i.e. you will not know who is sending to you until the pouch arrives).

Beginners and experienced stitchers are welcome!

When signing up you can choose a skill level from "basic" or "confident". You'll be matched with someone of the same skill level.

Guidelines:
1. The pouch should be no larger than A5 (148 x 210mm)
2. It should fasten - this could be using a popper, button, zip or in some other way.
3. EPP must be used to create at least 50% of the pouch.
4. The pouch must be made of good quality fabric and the colour/style should take account of your recipients inspiration mosaic.
5. You must post in the group when you have sent and received your pouch.

Dates:
Sign Ups: 10-15 Jan (max 50 participants)
Partners Sent Out: By 18 Jan
Deadline to post: 15th Feb

Any Questions?
Let me know below!
creativeinspiraciones 5 years ago
This sounds fun!
tubakk-quilt PRO 5 years ago
This sounds like a lot of fun. I live in Norway, and I love EPP.
Rundu 5 years ago
I would like to join
zaynoo1 PRO 5 years ago
Love to join!
kristin428 5 years ago
I want to join too!!
KMJ_creations PRO 5 years ago
Oh no, all of my sewing stuff has been packed away for my move from Oz to Scotland :( so I can't join in this time, but hopefully for the next one! I love EPP, and look forward to seeing what you all create!
tubakk-quilt PRO Posted 5 years ago. Edited by tubakk-quilt (member) 5 years ago
If I can't make a mosaic, is it ok to look at my favorites? I could really use the same pictures as here. www.flickr.com/photos/littlelixie/11863064976/in/pool-epp...
I cant get involved this round due to the timings but I love EPP and would love a second round :)
quirkyhannah 5 years ago
ooh this sounds fun :)
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Littlelixie 5 years ago
tubakk-quilt:

The mosaic is really easy to make. I've not heard of anyone using someone else's inspiration mosaic before but if you really want to use mine then you can add the link for that into your sign up!
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Littlelixie 5 years ago
KMJ_creations:

That's a shame but having just moved to Japan I can empathise!
KMJ_creations PRO 5 years ago
Littlelixie:

It'll be a couple of months 'til I get my machine and stash back :( fingers crossed for another swap later in the year!
jen_g_nj02 Posted 5 years ago. Edited by jen_g_nj02 (member) 5 years ago
Do you want us to post our mosaics in the group photos? Thanks!

Oh, and I've signed up too!!
Signed up.
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Littlelixie 5 years ago
jen_g_nj02:

I think it's good to add them to the group pool. I often end up favouriting items form other people's mosaics!
merjapriest 5 years ago
I swear I signed up for this swap but I haven't received any email.
merjapriest 5 years ago
Never mind, found it!! I didn't realise that Flickr doesn't show messages on iPhone so I had to get on the computer.
jeifner 5 years ago
I hope there will be another round after this. The timing was a little too tight for me but I'd love to join next time :)
jen_g_nj02 5 years ago
Littlelixie:

Hi - I'm just wondering about goodies - what should we include with our pouch when sending it? This is my first pouch swap, so I want to find out what is the 'done thing' when it comes to sending stuff.

Thanks for your help!
Jenny
kristin428 5 years ago
Good question Jen, my first swap too!
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Littlelixie 5 years ago
jen_g_nj02:

Hi Jen. This swap is just for the pouch so there are no guidelines about goodies. The minimum you have to include is a message saying who it is from. I usually put in a few small bits of fabric or maybe a sweet or two into the pouch but it is entirely up to you. For the next swap we can maybe include something along with whatever it is we are swapping.

Lixie
monaw2008 5 years ago
I have sent my package (Feb 12).
kristin428 5 years ago
My pouch is in the mail.... Hope you like it!!
jen_g_nj02 5 years ago
Sent this morning (14th Feb) hope it flies fast - and you like it!!!
zaynoo1 PRO 5 years ago
Sent today (14th February)...
merjapriest 5 years ago
Sent yesterday (14.2)
mandymakescakes 5 years ago
Got it out into the mail today, I do hope you like it partner!! :)
karriofberries 5 years ago
I mailed mine this AM. You can not mail international packages on Sat. and Mon. was a holiday for us. I did include some goodies to make up for me being late.
karriofberries 5 years ago
And my pouch is a little bit bigger, my ADD got ahold of me and it was too late for me to start over.
MonkeyMai 5 years ago
I sent my pouch on Saturday (15/2). :)
tubakk-quilt PRO 5 years ago
Yippi, I got mine today. And I really love it. I got some scraps and a bookmark too. Thanks a lot to monaw2008. I've sent a FlickrMail.
kristin428 5 years ago
I received my pouch today!!! It is super cute, perfect colors and I love the little hexagons! Also included was some butterfly printed Japanese fabric. Awesome! Thank you Lixie : )
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Littlelixie 5 years ago
Glad you like it Kristen! So exciting pouches have started to arrive!
jen_g_nj02 5 years ago
Mine arrived today! It's lovely, and there were some nice goodies too! Thank you so much to Kris - zaynoo1 I've sent a FlickrMail to thank you!
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Littlelixie 5 years ago
Oh wow I got mine today - Kristin really went all out. Breathtaking stitch work! I will post pics once I dig out of my camera. Thank you!
kristin428 5 years ago
Glad you like it!!
tubakk-quilt PRO Posted 5 years ago. Edited by tubakk-quilt (member) 5 years ago
I have sent mine, but I think it will be travelling around the world for some more days.
I received my wonderful pouch from Merja! Thank you!
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Littlelixie 5 years ago
I have received my second pouch (I ended up with two partners) from tubakk-quilt! Beautiful work! I am such a lucky bunny. Thank you so much!

I'm just waiting to hear from 6 others to confirm they got their pouches and then this round is complete!
MonkeyMai 5 years ago
I hope mine arrives soon. :) And I hope my partner has received or received hers soon as well. :)
merjapriest 5 years ago
Received mine today and it is perfect!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE.
zaynoo1 PRO 5 years ago
Still waiting for my package...
monaw2008 5 years ago
Me too ... but mail delivering is sometimes strange ...

My aunt has got yesterday a Christmas card from her niece ... sent in December - delivered in March!! Distance 200km - unbelievable!

So - keep on hoping everybody who is still waiting :)
MonkeyMai 5 years ago
Mine arrived today. :)
mandymadethis 5 years ago
This is Mandymakescakes, I've having some flickr difficulties and finally broken down and started a new acct today.

Anyway, Littlelixie, I love love love my little Hexie sew kit!!! I owe you a proper thank you, and you will get one very soon... In the meantime, thank you thank you thank you!!
monaw2008 5 years ago
I have received my awesome package yesterday. It took 4 weeks from sunny California to sunny Germany :)
I LOVE it - it is perfect!! Thank you again, AManda!
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Littlelixie 5 years ago
mandymadethis:

glad you like it!
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Littlelixie Posted 5 years ago. Edited by Littlelixie (admin) 5 years ago
We have zaynoo1 and possibly karriofberries waiting for their pouches. I'll message both your senders to see if there is any way of tracking where their parcels are. Both parcels are coming from Australia so have a way to travel. Meanwhile let me know if they do arrive!
zaynoo1 PRO 5 years ago
I received a lovely package today from monkey mai...
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