Thursday, May 17, 2012

Petite Inspiration Box Swap - Birthday Edition

Edit: This swap is now closed.  

1. You will be placed in groups of 3 players. You will need to make a "Petite Inspiration Box" for each of the other players in your group (2), and you will receive one back from each of the players in your group (2).

2. The base of the box should be a sliding match box. I found mine at my grocery store in a package of 3 for about $2. These are the larger boxes that measure about 5x2x1, not the teeny-tiny ones. Decorate the outside of each box, and fill them with artsy goodies for your swap partners.

3. The items in your boxes should be vintage or vintage-inspired and fit the Birthday theme.  Think colorful and fun!  Find out your partners' likes and dislikes, collections, favorite crafts, etc. Here are some ideas of what to include: Old buttons, millinery, lace, ribbon, trims, jewelry findings, ephemera, images, charms, interesting bits and bobs, cupcake picks, cupcake wrappers, etc. These boxes are fairly small, so they should be easy to fill up... just be sure to send quality, usable items that you would love to receive yourself. You can see some photos of the boxes from previous swaps here.

4. You will need to mail your boxes directly to your partners by June 20th. PLEASE only sign-up for this swap if you are able to have your swap items created and mailed by this date. As with any swap, it is reallllly important to follow-up with your promise to make quality items and send them on time.

5.  To sign up for this swap, please email me at info{at} , be sure to send the following:

*Email address
*Blog address
*The country that you live in
*If you are willing to ship internationally

6. I'll send you a confirmation email once I receive your info.  I will close sign-ups on Monday evening or at 50 players, whichever comes first. You will receive your group info by next Tuesday evening. Feel free to grab the button above to add to your own blog.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

A Mother's Day Giveaway

In honor of Mother's Day (one of my most favorite holidays), 
I'm giving away a

$25 Gift Certificate 

To enter, just leave a comment below telling me what sorts of crafty things you've been up to lately...
I'll pick a random winner on Sunday, May 13th.

Edit: The winner is #15
I hope all of you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

May Shop Update

Just finished the shop update for May at Speckled Egg!
A huge assortment of artsy goodies ~
Religious medals, jewelry findings, ribbons, trim, vintage paper.

Flea market finds, too!
Jewelry, hankies, horse show ribbons, petite journals, and more.

Be sure to visit all the other categories as well, for many restocks.
Thanks so much!