Tuesday, September 21, 2010

FAS12 Flirty Halloween Apron Swap - OPEN

The time is here ... our next swap is ready for registrations!
First, I just need to put it out there that I struggle with Halloween. I LOVE the dressing up, the colors, the fun and laughter; I HATE the creepy, the evil, the dark side. For this swap, the rule of thumb is CUTESY/FLIRTY or COSTUME-Y not creepy/scary. Aprons made in a fall theme/colors would be great, too.

Also, I've had some feedback that not all swap package are created equal, so to speak. I would ask that everyone tries to spend around the same for our tuck-ins. I think minimum $15 is fair. So, do not send only dollar-store items but some things that YOU would love to receive. Even $15 isn't very much, but can go far as long as you shop the sales for bargains, hand craft some items, use your stash, or even shop vintage/thrift stores for the good stuff. I have added ideas and links to the right sidebar and I will regularly post ideas for tuck-ins, too. We are a creative bunch so I can't wait and see what you pull together!

Deadline to Register: September 30
NEW FAS Swappers Mail to Shawnee by: October 12 (received)
All Others Mail After: October 13
Mail Before: October 20

Create a handmade Flirty Halloween Apron package! Your apron can be cutesy, costume-y, or fall-flavored -- no CREEPY aprons allowed! You will include at least three "tuck-ins" relative to the theme; all items must be handcrafted, new, or be in "good as new" condition if they are thrifted or re-gifted. Plan on spending a minimum of $15 on the tuck-ins, in addition to the apron and postage. Really read your partner's registration/blog for their likes and dislikes. And, as always, make your package pretty … wrap it in tissue, tie it up with a cute bow, and include a personal little note card please.

Also, due to the time-sensitive nature of this swap, NO LATE PACKAGES. Please do not sign up if you cannot make the deadlines for this one.

Since this is a short registration window, I'm hosting a little contest to get word out. I bought some adorable Halloween fabric and have three fat-quarter bundles to give away (one FQ of each style included in every bundle).
You automatically get an entry when you register early for this swap (by 9/25). One more entry for posting the swap badge on your blog/facebook page. One more entry for every time you tweet/FB about this swap. For every entry, leave separate comments with links as appropriate in the comments below. Contest deadline is 9/26.

Let's make this a full one, shall we??

REGISTER BY CLICKING HERE!! Then, come right back here and leave your name so we know you're participating!!!

44 comments:

  1. How do I post the badge?
    And I am okay with creepy. Just sayin......lol

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  2. Never mind, I did it and the link worked!! boo and yaaa!

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  3. ohh i really struggle with Halloween seeing we dont celebrate it in Australia, BUT, i will be in it and give it a go :D

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  4. I'm in. Going to post on blog and FB.

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  5. I've signed up.
    I've posted about the swap.
    I've put the badge on my blog
    I'm ready to WIN! LOL

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  6. Hi Ladies! I'm soooo in this one! I love the fall! (but I'm with you Shawnee.....no scarey and definately NO spiders!!!) ew

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  7. Just posted the badge on my blog sewmuch2luv.blogspot.com

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  8. Yay! I'm in, but I need help...how do you post the badge on your blog? I will post on FB when I get home. Soooo excited about this one!!

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  9. Just posted on FB....now I'm all set to win! Come on Shawnee....pick me .....pick me!!!!

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  10. I registered yesterday... I can't wait for this one...

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  12. Awh, I just don't know that I will make this one.

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  13. I won't be able to do this one but I'll be watching for the creations!

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  14. Karen, dearest, I am gonna win! LOL

    And don't knock creepy, crawly, icky, sticky, ooey and gooey. There are SOOOOOOOOOO many ways creepy can go and not be freaky and scary.You can go period vampire(gothic). Pirates of the Caribbean, Witches (pin-up not ugly)and a perennial favorite: The Nightmare Before Christmas. Almost anything Tim Burton, really. LOL

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  15. So Regena....what you are saying is that you think I should give in to the dark side?

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  16. Tulsi - it's a bummer you won't be joining us this time. We're gonna miss you!

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  17. wwiisssss haaaaaa wwiiisssss haaaaaa
    karen, I'm your mother, join the dark side. wissss haaaaa wiiisssss haaaaaa

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  18. Hi everyone! I'm in. I prefer Fall. I don't like the icky and the creepy so I hope to be paired with someone who wants a Fall apron! I'm ready to get to sewing!

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  19. oooooooooh, so tempted, let me think......let me think....

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  20. Still looking for some instructions for posting the badge to my blog...

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  21. I posted a link on my facebook while I wait for some badge-posting help:)

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  22. Val - resistance is futile; you WILL be assimilated! =)

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  23. Lori --

    Right click on the badge image and save it to your computer. Then, you need to add the "Picture" gadget to your sidebar by uploading that saved picture and link it to http://flirtyapronswap.blogspot.com

    Let me know if you have any trouble and I'll try to help more if you need it.

    So glad you joined!!!

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  24. Yay! It's posted to my blog now too!

    http://buntingmomma.blogspot.com/

    Thanks for the help Shawnee!

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  25. Oh I am going to have to pass..rats....I have too much going on but will be watching!!

    Barb

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  26. Wohooo....I registered & i posted a button/link on my blog...
    Lwt the fun begin!
    >^..^<

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  27. Was that a Star Trek quote???
    Yeeeeessssssss!!!!!!

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  28. I registered and posted a link on Facebook.

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  29. I am definitely in on this one. I have been MIA for too long. :) I love Halloween and fall.

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  30. Okay Shawnee I am in..This is my favorite time of year. Love the colors, the chilly nights and all the leaves falling to the ground. Raking them into a pile and playing in them with the my Grandkids!!

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  31. I'm in! I LOVE this time of year!

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  32. Im in it for Fall! Shawnee could we have an alternitive to the halloween button? If not its quite all right.Ü

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  33. Becca, I have several Fall-Only swappers and am working on an Autumnal Badge right now. Will post asap! =)

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  34. Yeah! I've been watching for this one and am in~

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  35. I posted about the swap on Twitter, Blogger and Facebook.
    http://twitter.com/msmadelyn
    http://hookssticksandwheels.blogspot.com/2010/09/new-flirty-apron-swap.html
    http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/msmadelyn

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  36. YAY ... I am registered ... and I posted the badge on my blog:

    http://utahjenny.blogspot.com

    Thanks!!!

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  37. Oh, and I just FB'ed it ... but I am private, so I can't share the link!

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  38. I'm a new swapper. Just joined. Posting the badge to my blog. :)

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  39. Woooo! I amlmost missed the deadline.

    Signed up & Ready to Sew!

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Welcome Apronistas -- I appreciate your lovely comments!!