Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Registration Deadline:  April 1

Partners Sent: April 3

NEW Swappers: mail to Shawnee before April 24

All Others Mail After: April 24

But Mail Before: May 1

Create a handmade "Polka Dot Pretties" apron, and include a marvelous cookbook in your package – new, thrifted, re-gifted … as long as the cookbook looks and feels brand new, it’s a good one. Make your package pretty … wrap it in tissue, tie it up with a polka-dotted bow, and include a personal little note card please

It seems like everywhere I look, all I see are adorable polka-dotted goodies.  I personally just bought myself a black and white polka dotted mug for tea at work.  I decorated snack tables at my church’s womens retreat and all my accessories were “dotty” this past weekend.  I even found an adorable black and white polka dot top on sale that I adore!

So, in this swap, participants will create a handmade “Polka Dot Pretties” apron.  You do NOT have to make the whole thing from polka-dots!  That’s TOO predictable.  If you prefer, use the dots for accents, polka-dot ribbon ties, maybe the pockets … perhaps you’ll find some rick-rack like I’ve used, that was dotted!  Do what makes you smile.  For your cookbook, please take the time to find one that you’d like to receive, not just any old cookbook, ‘k?   You gotta sign up by April Fool’s Day and send before May Day.

As always, if you have anything you'd like to donate for a giveaway, just let me know, and I'm happy to highlight your shop or blog in exchange. 

Normal rules apply (aka you and I will be email buddies)
Email me four times:
#1 - within 48 hours of assignment to keep playing
#2 -when you send your package WITH TRACKING NUMBER
#3 -when you receive your package
#4 -cc me on your thank you email (can combine with #3)

AFTER YOU REGISTER, copy a badge to your blog then come back here and comment so we can see who's IN!! 

To help me get the word out about my latest swap, the editors of Apron-ology Magazine are giving away ONE COPY of their newest Apron-ology Magazine just for spreading the word!   I LOVE this publication and it might be yours IF you blog/tweet/post on Facebook about this newest swap.  Put the link to your post in the comment section to be entered, separate comments for separate posts.  MODIFIED:  If you don't use social networking but email your friends about the swap, I'll count that as an entry, too.  Just put it in the comments!
DEADLINE FOR ENTRY - March 17, 2010


  1. I'm in! Yippee! I love this polka dot theme! Looking forward to it, and as always, many thanks Shawnee for hosting these swaps.

  2. I'm in! I'm in! I love the polka dots! I have added the badge to my blog.

    Thanks for hosting these fun swaps.

  3. this will be my first and I am so excited polka dots are so fun.. I have the badge on my blog

  4. I'm definately in again.
    Love the theme - who doesn't adore polka dots!!!
    Thanks for putting this swap together.

  5. I need the winner of the "Prize Bag" from Betty please. E-mail and address too! I love polka dots!

  6. I'm in too!!! What fun. Just put up a new post on my blog with your badge. Hope we get a great turn out. Love Polkas! Thanks Shawnee.

  7. Twittered, Facebooked, and badged my blog. Hey, I thought you were gonna take a little rest!

  8. Yay!! I'm in. I haven't done a swap in a few years and I am ready to really get the creative juices going to create a GREAT apron. I also posted a link on my facebook account. My blog has been abandoned for a while, so I didn't bother to put it there. :)

  9. I'm in!

  10. I'm signed up. I posted the link on my blog and on Facebook.

  11. I wish I could do this one, but its WAY too close to graduate finals :( I'm in the summer one for sure!

  12. I signed up for the swap. And I posted about it on my blog.
    Don't forget to "Look in the Nook"

  13. I put a button on my blog and posted about the swap. I'd love to win the giveaway. What fun! Thanks for the polka dot theme. I can't wait to go shopping for my fabric after getting my partner assignment.

  14. Weeeeeeeeeeee I love Polka dots and ready to start a new project!!!!!

  15. Thanks for another cute swap alert
    It has been awhile since I did a swap ready to jump back in

  16. Please put me in for the drawing, I was successful placeing the flirty swap Button on my facebook page, quiet a feat for this old girl woohoo

  17. Ohhh fun!! I'm definitely in. I just registered and put the badge on my blog. Thank you Shawnee, for another fabulous swap. Love the polka dot theme!!


  18. I just sent in my info. I love aprons, especially ones with polka dots! I added the badge to my blog.

  19. I made an Apron from a few ideas out of the new Apron.ology magazine as a tester for the poka dots. Very excited about making one for my parnter when the info. comes.


Welcome Apronistas -- I appreciate your lovely comments!!