Sunday, 11 November 2012

Sewist's (and other crafters!) Secret Santa

Hello Everyone!

I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend. Mine has been a rare weekend at home, and I have relished the chance to lie in, catch up with friends and potter about the house. I actually feel like I have been quite productive, which is a great feeling.

It's that time of year when the C-word is all around. I saw this years John Lewis Christmas advert for the first time yesterday, and yet again it made me well up a bit! See it here if you haven't already. Not sure it tops last years, but it's definitely a good'un. Generally I try and resist getting sucked in until December, but this year I already have the uneasy feeling of being unprepared. There's nothing wrong with making plans, right? I am aware that this year I am likely to be busier than usual in the run up to the day itself, so anything to prevent last minute stress has to be a good thing.

So I got thinking! I love giving presents, and I love surprises. And of course I love sewing. And what better way to combine all these that a Secret Santa?! I will call this the "Sewist's Secret Santa" because I love alliteration, but it really is open to anyone...sewists, knitters, bakers, quilters...!I was thinking that anyone who wants to take part will be assigned another person to buy a sewing-related gift for, up to a maximum value of £5 (or the current equivalent for those outside the UK). This should be enough to buy a bit of fabric, or some cute notions or trimmings, or whatever you can find! Thanks to Sabs for the suggestion that everyone writes a little snippet about themselves to be passed on to their secret Santa to give them a few helpful hints - great idea! I will pop everyone's names in a hat to pick who they buy for, and in the tradition of a secret Santa we will keep it secret so that only I know who everyone's Santa is...although if you wish to take a guess afterwards that's up to you!

The plan is still in the early stages so any thoughts on the logistics please do let me know.

So who's in?! This is open to absolutely everyone who would like to take part, whether or not you have a blog and wherever you are based in the UK or internationally (we can sort out later who is happy to post internationally). Postage dates will vary depending on who joins in, but the earliest last posting date the Royal Mail gives me by airmail is 5th December, so we still have plenty of time. Pop me a comment below by Friday (16th November) if you would like to take part, and then we can start working out the logistics! Ooooh it's all so exciting, I can't wait to get shopping!

K xxx

32 comments:

  1. Ooh this sounds like a cool idea...logistics wise, would we tell each other a little snippet about ourselves so that whoever's buying has a bit of a clue about what to get (ie a quilter wouldn't necessarily want to get notions but might want fat quarters or a knitter might want wool rather than fabric etc). I've never done something like this before so am a bit clueless but quite excited!!

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    1. Yes, definitely, great point! I'm editing my post to add this in right now :)

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  2. I'm gutted I missed the meet up! This sounds like fun, sign me up! :-)

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  3. Sounds like fun Kat, I'm in! As long as I can buy and not make the gift...as time really isn't on my side this year ;o)

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    1. Absolutely! The idea was to buy a little gift rather than make anything - although if people would prefer to make something then I am not going to stop them :)

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  4. Ooh, count me in - I love giving and getting presents!

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  5. Me too, lovely thought, thankyou! :)

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  6. I'm in! This sounds like a great idea. £5 enables you to get something nice, without breaking the bank. Getting crafty presents is great in my eyes and shopping for crafty things is lots of fun too, and this sounds like a perfect excuse!

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  7. Great idea! I'm keen to take part. :-)

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  8. Just a thoughy, not everyone may be happy to post internationally as that can be really pricey. I had a mini giveaway and whilst the parcel weighed just under 100g it still cost over £3 to post it to the states. You could make it UK only, or ask if people are prepared to post abroad. It would be awful if one part of a pair didn't do their bit due to postage costs.
    P.s. i have a blog post scheduled all about your great idea. It should appear tomorrow morning.

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    1. I am planning to check if people are happy to post internationally before making the "assignments", but you are right it's a good idea to check! Also where it is going may limit the amount of shopping time...

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  9. I'd love to take part and am happy to go international! I'll give this a shout on my blog too as I know the fabric swap I'm organising is more £££ so for those that are taking a back seat because of this can always do this if they want (or even both!).

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  10. I would be in - elfster is a great site for sorting out this kind of thing and you can put in hints and ask anonymous questions to your Santa!

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    1. Oooh thanks for that, sounds like a great tip! Will check it out.

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  11. Sounds like a great idea, count me in! Happy to post internationally too.

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  12. I'm in! And happy to post internationally too.

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  13. Sounds like fun! I am in Canada and would love to shop for some Canadiana to send on for a Christmas treat :)

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  14. Hey, I'm in:-) this sounds like a lot of fun!
    Freya May
    thedressmakingdiaries.blogspot.com

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  15. I would love to take part! I'm happy to post internationally.

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  16. This sounds like a fantastic idea! Definitely in :-)

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  17. Hi Kat!
    I'd like to take part please :)
    Claire

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  18. I would love to take part :) I'm in Florida and I would be happy to send items anywhere!

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    1. Oh, and my blog is http://showandtellmeg.blogspot.com/

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  19. I want to join the fun! Also, I would be happy to post internationally.

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  20. Sounds good to me! And happy to post internationally - although a reminder of the last posting dates would probably be a help!

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  21. Great idea! I'd love to be involved and would be happy to post internationally

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  22. I'm in! Happy to post anywhere!

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