There was a question in October by Susan 'kraftyladies' if anyone would be interested in a bear swap - if you use the search facility and look for swap then posts initiated by kraftyladies you will be able to see all the postings. The short version is certain things were ironed out during discussions, then the names of those who had said they would be interested were drawn in pairs - if I remember it right susans mother drew the pairs. Each pair agreed swap details by private message and now you will see from time to time swap pictures appearing to show how each pair has got on.
I was paired with Terrie and now she and I have posted our swap bears to one another and are awaiting their arrival.
I do not recall any conditions about how long you had been creating bears only that each person had the chance when they said they would be willing to swap to state things they would not like to swap eg Dilu did definitely NOT want a clown.
I hope that gives a little info for you
It is a way of sharing your work and getting artist bears in return, It is also a way for really new artists to start working on name recognition. Be sure you sign up if you are interested.
Some of the folks here were simply too busy doing the work they need to do for the light bill and the new yard of mohair needed to finish the next project to participate. It was truly a voluntary, you-takes-what-you-get type affair. And some of us haven't quite finished up yet, or are awaiting delivery.....I think of it as an After-the-Holiday-Surprise
That is about the best part.. it isnt so much the bear (although getting a bear is great! ), and Kim (WildThyme) said it before, it is really great to get to know another artist!!! Oh Marie and Julia, I am patient... I cant wait to get them but, as the saying goes, Good things take time! HE HE HE
i am in for next swap too!!!! :hug:
Thank you, Marie, that is my newest felted bear, Confetti!!! :hug: He is in the for sale section
:pray: Please let me in the swap if there is another one. I would have joined in the last one but knew I had to save to move house and kids both starting new schools. But now I can get back to my bear making. I even have my own sewing room in the next house. Love to join in a swap. :hug:
Im in and I will love which ever bear I receive. Whether you are a beginner of intermediate bear maker they are all made with the same care and love. And I think that we are all our own worst critic so just relax
Thanks Gina for being so kind as to organize the swap - you rock :dance: :dance: :dance: