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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
We talked about doing this earlier in the year - but what do you think about doing a Winter Holiday Craft Shop/Swap?

We post what we are ISO - all crafty/handmade, etc --- and then pick people (how ever many we can handle) with a supply value of - hmm - I dunno? $10? (Granted the "value" of the finished object would be more - but supplies shouldn't cost too much)

You can pick more than one, of course - and more than one per person if you want to send something more expensive.

I think it would be a great way to bypass the consumerism of the holidays and give gifts made with mamas hands and love.

Items should be shipped on November 1st - which is a Saturday after payday
so that will help out I think!

Personal note: I am STILL waiting on my order from Dharma - who I am tempted to NEVER order from again
So those who are STILL waiting on their craft swap, I am Soooooo sorry for the delay!!

NOW -- assuming that at least ONE other person out there will go for this, I'm going to jump in and post my list.


~ hand sewn dresses or jammies - 6X, 4T, and 2T

~ handmade soaps - citrus scents, GRAPEFRUIT, vanilla, almond, cinnamon, gingerbready, pumpkinspice stuff - LOOOVE soaps

~ dyed winter stuff for the girls - 6X, 4T, 2T - jammies, dresses, etc (dharma stuff?)

~ hair stuff for the girls - particularly boutique-style hairbows on barettes or clippies (tied bows, loopy bows, pom pom scrunchies, korkers, etc)

~ Doll clothes - Barbie sized or baby doll sized 15" or American Girl sized

~ organic toys - baby and up - or natural fiber? Someone wanna put together a set of chunky lacing beads with natural twine? Bean bags?

~ 100% wool diaper covers or soakers or all hemp diapers (made by you even if you aren't a WAHM ) - size Large

~ wool ball(s)

~ magic wands

~ fairy wings

~ head wreaths

~ A waldorf doll for DD - full-sized (like a regular sized baby doll) I DESPERATELY want this and will trade two or three times if necessary to get it!!

~ just about anything mama made - Christmas/winter holiday cards, luminaries made of white bags with cutouts, felt stuff, felt purses?

The only think I don't get much use out of - or don't care for - is bathbombs and teas, lotion, lavender, and patchouli.

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So, color me confused
: (I'm in though as soon as I figure it out)
Can you explain for people who may be having a day like my week!! We post our ISO list and then how do you match us up??? The same way as the TP swaps???

My ISO list: (some of this I can make, but you know how that goes)

~linen spray
~kids body wash with eo's-all natural please
~boys slippers size 10 toddler and girls infant 4 wide with gripper bottoms, like robeez, or just socks w/gripper bottoms are okay
~pajamas for girls size 18 month and 7 years, boys sizes 4 and 7 years
~quilted throw
~hand thrown pottery for adults or kids
~drawing salve
~homemade paper
~handstamped, no words, cards
~wooden puzzles and playclips
~cute little boxes for the girls dressers
~winter hat for 3 1/2 yo ds, 6 yo dd and 7 yo ds (we already have one for the baby)
~Handpainted long sleeve tees girls size 18/24 months and 7 years and boys size 4/5 and 6/7 (cool things like butterflies or dragonflies for the girls and space stuff or cowboy stuff for the boys)
~pail deodorizers
~wool or fleece topped hemp puddle pad for twin bed
~hair clips barrettes and such for me 7 yo dd and baby with not much
small tissue holder for diaper bag
~small 2 handled (wood or other stiff material) knitted or other bag for 15 mo dd to carry her treasures.
~little felt people and animals
~fairies and gnomes
~wool animals and people
~cloth blocks with animals on each square, about 5" by 5", with bells inside or not is fine, also cloth blocks with different textures on each panel (i.e. velvet, knit, hemp, terry, chenille, fleece, silk, etc)
~a set of 26 bean bags with the letters of the alphabet on them, or the bags shaped like the letters.

I'll add more as I think of it

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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Yes, Chris - the same as the TP swaps, basically - I figured that would work long as the items you are ISO are things that mamas can make, you are all clear!

I am going to ask that when people email me their choices they also include the things they'll intend to make - so that we don't have one person getting four boxes of soap (not that *I* would complain) :LOL

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Cool idea, I'm in.

Tye dye dresses (s/s or l/s)-4t
tye dye leggings 2t (unless they shrink alot-then 3t)
tye dye or hand painted long sleeve t-shirt-3t-girl

Hand made cards-any theme

lip balms-most any "flavor"

flannel nightgowns-3t-fairies, bunnies, girly

candles-berries/apple spice/open to most natural smells-no flowery or rain scents

pail deoderizers

playsilks-blues, reds, or dark greens or bright rainbow
acorn or flower "fairies"
stuffed animal clothes-like a dog sweater/jacket theme-kids love the craziest things!

I'll add more as I think of it.
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