Let's have a Spring Needlebook Swap!

***The swap is now closed**
Spring is in the air!  And that means it's almost National Button Week!  Yes, in the USA, National Button Week is next week, March 11-18, 2012, and we will have a nice giveaway here on the the Button Floozies blog so be sure to check back in a few days to hear about that!  In the meantime, let's start celebrating early with a swap!
 If you sew at all -- even just to replace a button on a blouse -- you need a little needlebook to hold your sharps.

If you sew a lot, as many of us do, then you know how handy it is to have a little take-along needlebook in each of your purses and several drawers of the house!

Needlebooks on Pinterest
I made a board on Pinterest for needlebooks (feel free to follow it if you have a Pinterest account -- and my button board, too!)  Some of the needlebooks I found and pinned are from blogs that also posted a tutorial on how to make them!  How easy is that?
Needlebooks on Pinterest
Of course, since this is Button Floozies, our needlebooks will have to be button adorned!  But that is the only rule for this swap -- create any kind of handmade needlebook you like, as long as it includes at least 5 buttons in its design!
Needlebooks on Pinterest
This will be a one-to-one swap; you will make one needlebook and receive one needlebook.  This time, though, you will not have a partner to exchange with; instead, you will send your book to one person and someone different will send you yours.  Here's how to join the swap:
  1. Email me at buttonfloozies@gmail.com by Friday, March 23, 2012, with the following information: your name, your mailing address, your blog address if you have one, and whether or not you would be willing to swap internationally.
  2. Comment here to let me know you're sending me an email to join.  I will respond promptly.  If you don't hear back from me, I didn't get your email!  It never fails that a few emails go missing, and I have given up trying to find out why.  But, I want everyone to be able to participate!
  3. Upload the swap button to your blog and tell all your friends about the swap!  The more, the merrier!
  4. You can get started making your needlebook creation as soon as you sign up!  I will email you the name and address of who you need to mail your book to by Monday, March 26, 2011.
  5. Complete your needlebook, photograph it, and get it in the mail to your partner on or before Saturday, April 14, 2012.
  6. After you hear from your swap partner that they've received it, visit the Flickr site I've created, Button Floozies Swap, and upload the photos you took of your swap so we can all see!


Jean said…
Very neat idea! Thank you I would love to participate, I am sending you an email. hugZ, Jean
WhingingNinja said…
Im joining in! sounds like fun will send email now
Unknown said…
Would love to join! Sending my email!
take care
Cathy said…
A needlebook swap! How fun! Yes, please do sign me up. I just sent you and email. Thanks!

Cathy ♥
Robin said…
Ohhhhhh what a lovely idea! I've never made one...but so excited to give it a whirl!! :)
Looks like a wonderful plan. I can't wait to create a new keep. I will send you an email. Smiles...Renee
Tammy said…
Yay!! I want in! :)
WW said…
I just sent my email.

I'm excited about this swap, I've never made a one of these before. I like the new challenge.
lynn said…
hiya ,.. i would love to take a try at joining in this swap.. i too have never made a needle keep.. but would love to join in and have a little treasure to keep those needles i am always losing in one place :)
thanks so much
Sherry said…
Yes please Laurie!!

I've just emailed you :)
This is a way cute idea. I would have love to have one of these just the other day. I am excited to make one. Sign me up and i will email you too.
DeeDee said…
How fun.. I sent a email on its way... and got your reply too... thanks for the fun swap
Joni said…
This sounds like such fun! Yes, I please include me... Sending email today, Thank you....
maggie said…
This looks like fun and I am sending you my email now.
kimberly said…
I'm a new member and would love to participate and send to someone in another country! I hope you received my e-mail. Thank you for including me, even though I don't have a blog.

Kimberly Boldt
I just found your blog through My Vintage Mending and am SO interested in participating in your needlebook swap. I think this is such a neat idea! I will be sending you an email pronto!!
Noneya said…
Wonderful idea! Thanks, I signed up too!

Deborah said…
Please add me to the list Laurie.
Mrs A. said…
Email is winging it's way to you. Hugs Mrs A. (aka valeryAnne Designs).
lizz Boo said…
I have emailed you and looking forward to taking part in my first ever swap!!