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Old 05-08-2015, 06:38 PM
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Question Would anyone be interested

in doing a small group swap of a homemade item?
I think it would be fun. We could each send another member anything
we've made at home. A small item like $5.00 or less value.
Just kind of a way to get to know each other a little better?
I have the owner's blessing and can arrange the swap if there is interest.
Post here if you have questions or would like to play.
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Old 05-09-2015, 12:53 AM
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I like the idea, but don't see some folks willing to pay postage. Just a feeling....

Some folks having problems getting mail where they live.
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Old 05-09-2015, 12:57 AM
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Yeah postage can be costly, but that's why i said small little things to keep postage down.
A potholder, doily, pillowcase, bar of homemade soap wouldn't cost that much to mail.
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Old 05-09-2015, 01:27 AM
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It would cost $6.00 to send a bar of Ivory soap to someone in the U.S.
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Old 05-09-2015, 07:44 AM
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A flat rate box that would hold several bars of soap is $5.80.
A potholder or something flat could be shipped by distance and weight for cheaper I would imagine.
It's just a nice way to connect with other members.
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Old 05-09-2015, 02:00 PM
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I will think about it. It would be fun. If you get more positive responses I'll do it.
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Old 05-09-2015, 07:03 PM
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You know we could do it with just a couple people to start. Nothing says we have to have any set number.
Let me upload some pics and i'll show you a few things i make for gifts.
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Old 05-09-2015, 07:16 PM
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http://www.backwoodshome.com/forum/v...&pictureid=764

These are larger sized pot holders that i weave. They are made from recycled t-shirts and wear very well.
I sell many of these in my yard sales. I have repeat customers that come back just to buy them.
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Old 05-09-2015, 07:20 PM
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This is a plastic bag holder. It's a patchwork design with a lining inside.
I have given these for Christmas and birthday gifts.

http://www.backwoodshome.com/forum/v...&pictureid=760

You can check out my album for other gift ideas I make.
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Old 05-11-2015, 12:57 AM
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I tried this on a frugal forum 12 years ago and received a - dried turkey wing. With feathers.

I like birds and feathers....but...
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Old 05-11-2015, 04:26 AM
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Well that's pretty sad indeed!
It was just a thought. Maybe we can try it at a later date then.
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Old 05-11-2015, 04:50 AM
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Have hot sauce, will ship!
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Old 05-12-2015, 01:27 AM
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I tried to GIVE things away and nobody responded!

On a site that I'm a member at (Nutmegs Homestead Village) had a Christmas exchange. Everyone that wanted to participate put their response in a thread (You PM'd your mailing address to Nutmeg) Nutmeg would then randomly assign names to everyone with mailing addresses. You didn't know who was sending you what.. LOL It was up to the sender to invest whatever they chose. Lots of fun..

Flowergurl, If ya wanna do sumptin' like that, I'd be interested. It doesn't hafta be Christmas, justa time frame.. *No Dead Turkey Wings Allowed!*
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Old 05-12-2015, 02:49 AM
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Count me in, but I don't want any wings... (unless the opposite to the one I received, LOL).
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Old 05-12-2015, 10:10 AM
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I am game for whatever anyone else wants to do.
I just want have a little fun and do something to help members
connect with each other.
I have several plants in my yard i've gotten from online friends
and i am reminded of them whenever i look at the plant.
One of my gifted plants is a honeysuckle and sadly the sender has
passed on now. I still have my "Ginny" honeysuckle tho, and it's very pretty.
What would the rest of you be interested in doing for a group swap?
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Old 05-12-2015, 09:46 PM
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I have been giving this lots of thought. I think it would help if we settled on what to swap. Anything homemade could end up being a turkey wing.
We need something small and easy to make for both men and women.
How about doing a potholder / hot pad swap?
They can be sewn, crafted from anything else your heart desires, crocheted, knitted, ect.
Or if you aren't crafty, but would like to play you can send a store bought one.
Does this sound okay to everyone?
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