The Santa Sack Swap will run for 6 months from June until December each year. If you want to join in please stop by here again OR visit Gone' Stitchin' at on JUNE 1st each year to sign up. It's a lot of FuN.. so why not sign up, make a new friend and have a sack full of goodies to open in December. How much FuN would ThAt be!

Monday, May 28, 2012

The SLeiGh is MoVinG

All elves have received their partners details... and most of you have made contact with each other. WondELFful.
Is that  jingle bells I hear playing in the background... ?
or is it YoU whistling I hear... ?
Anyway... my friend and fellow "eLf"  LISA sent us the link to make this...

And this too...

Hope some of you check them out!

Hugs Cheryll

Monday, May 21, 2012

ParTNerS MaTcHeD

Good Morning ELveS...
By now you all should have received emails with your partners details.... so now we can PLaY!
If you haven't received yours...please check your SPAM box, or contact me asap.
If you have received your partner... then say HeLLo and get to know her. After all, you'll be friends for 6 months!

Please click on YOUR name on the sidebar too... to verify that all is working OK !

I'll try to add links for "free" gift ideas and patterns for you. Some links I'll "borrow" from other blogs and some patterns will be available in books and mags.
This may help you from time to time.
This first one was shown on Melody's blog ... (thanks Mel) and if you come across anything you think looks great, please let me know. I'll publish it here for everyone to use!

Go HERE for the free tutorial.

Also please remember to take pic's of your santa sack/ stocking/ bag once it's finished... so it can be published on this blog too.
Lets share the JoY!
If you want pic's shown of YOUR gifts to your partner but don't want her to know... that's great...  I'll Santa will show it for you... anonymously !... Ssshhhh !

Cheryll xx

Saturday, May 19, 2012


Santa is calling for one more ELF who lives in Australia...

If you know of a friend who has the credentials to become an elf ...friendly, crafty and loves to give gifts... who would like to join in this swap with us... please have her leave a comment on this post.

I know all the OTHER elves are nice and never naughty...
but they want to play... so come on... join in!

ThanKs MiCHeLLe... we are now FULL of ELveS !!

Friday, May 18, 2012

ElveS in the MaKinG

We have 56 swappers this year.... woohoo!

32 are from within Australia and at least one from each state...goodonya!

18 from the United States... amazing!

4 from our neighbours ~ New Zealand... wonderful !

and 2 all the way in the UK... fantastic!

Santa may have 9 reindeer... but we have 56 elves...
how great is that!
Before I can get partners names and details out, I'm just waiting on two more swappers to get back to me...
Cheryl... (replied ~ ThaNkS) and Cie Angel...please send me your personal details...
the elves are restless!
Until next time...
Remember I have a list... 
and I'll be checking it twice!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

WhaT A ReSpoNSe

I'm overwhelmed at the quick response this year...
and of course...

We have over 50 crafters joined up... with a few waiting on the sideline. I'm sorry to say that I will have to call it quits at that number. The workload gets very heavy if the numbers grow too large, as I also run other swaps.
I'm sorry for anyone who missed out this year... I know how much FuN this swap is in December... but to do it justice, I must limit the number this year.
I may have to call for another swapper or two, once I work out numbers in other areas around the world... so please keep visiting if you missed out.

Thanks for your patience... as I haven't managed to answer all the emails yet... but I have put names on the sidebar of the ladies playing along so far.
I'll be in touch ASAP...

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Let's BeGiN

Time has finally rolled around again this year to get the Santa Sack/Stocking Swap up and running.
You will notice (swappers from last year that is) that I've added the word "stocking" in there. As some of you will join up again I thought this would give you some variety. Of course like last year, some swappers will opt for bags so of course talk to your new 2012 partner to see what she would prefer.
I've also noted that some like to send ALL gifts at the one time... but please let your partner know of your preferences with this... and if you do this... please register the parcel! You would be heart broken if all your time and effort went astray!

I won't be sending out questionnaires this year either, so it may be an idea when you say hello to your 2012 partner you included a few details in the email to her. Such as... do you prefer a country, modern, traditional or bright Christmas?  What is your favourite colour or two... A colour you prefer NOT to receive... Other hobbies... you know, things like that. Partners will of course "stalk" one another's blog... but sometimes a list makes it easier.

THIS YEAR I will only accept names of crafters wanting to join in... on this blog post ONLY. It is such a nightmare to keep track of who is playing if they are not altogether. As some of you know I do have other swaps on the go at the same time... and I need all the help I can get...grin! I would hate to miss someone if I can help it. However it MUST be said, I am limiting the number of swappers this year too. It will be first in first placed. If I have an odd number,sorry but the last entry will be the unlucky member. I will always place people from the same country together. If you haven't been in one of my swaps before make sure I can contact you. I will need your name, postal address, email and blog address.

I will get partners names and details out to all swappers asap. I foresee the swap starting no later than June 1st so that you have at least one month to make the sack/stocking/bag and 2 gifts and be ready to mail on July 1st.

This year, please become a follower of THIS blog as I will post all relevant news, pics and stories throughout this 6 month period here. I would like to show lots of pic's of gifts (anonymously of course)... and...  how wonderful would it be to see YOUR sack/stocking on here too!
I think this will add loads of interest and encouragement. Perhaps even an idea or two could be added...ooooh so exciting!
I'll add YOUR name to the sidebar... that way we can visit each other too.


Friday, May 4, 2012

CoMinG SooN in 2012

Mark down MAY 15th in your diary, if you want to register for this years Santa Sack Swap.
I am limiting numbers this year... so first in to register ~ by leaving a comment ~ FROM May 15th on this blog ONLY ~ will be included.
It was a lot of FuN last year so I thought "why not do it again".
I will make a little change here and there... but it will run along the same lines as last year.
Details on MAY 15th