The 411 about YSS

Swaps are invitation only. If you are a newbie and want to join our group, please contact me. My email can be found on my blogger profile at my regular blog yarnigras!

If you have swapped here before but were not invited to a swap, please contact me as it may be an oversight.

1. YSS swaps are meant to be a creative outlet and challenge but materials and shipping can add up so please budget around $20 minimum per swap.

2. If a newbie wants join, he/she must be invited by a group member. The person who referred the newbie will be responsible for him/her completing their first swap and must stand in for that person if he/she fails to follow through.

3. Do not cut corners. If you are too busy to be creative, don't swap this round. Again, this is a creative swap group.

4. Communication is key.

5. Wrap your items so everything arrives safely.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Hey Swappers,

I got my box from an angel.  Thank You ChrisI love every thing.
I can't post pic's right now I love the Eggs with feet Sooo Cute.
Thank You Again
You Are an Angel

Susan K

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Handmade Zombie Doll Swap

                     ZOMBIES IN THE NURSERY!

That's right!  Zombies are invading the nursery!!!!!

What we are swapping:
*1 HANDMADE zombie doll based on your partner's favorite nursery rhyme.  The doll must be at least 8 inches in length and completely handmade. 
*3 (minimum) tuck ins.  These tuck ins should be chosen from your partner's info.  They can be newly purchased, thrifted, re-gifted or handmade.  Use good judgement.
*1 altered nursery rhyme (example follows) to go with the zombie doll.
"Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water, they caught the plaque and devoured Prague and all of Europe after!"
The package needs to be worth/valued at $20.00 before shipping.  As always, my swaps are meant to challenge your creativity, not bust your budget. If you can handcraft everything, I encourage it!  
Shipping has gotten outrageously expensive so this is a USA only swap.  
The join by date is April 26th.  I will email your partner info during the next week.

Ship date is May 17th.  Please wrap your items up nicely and ship on time.  If you are going to be late, contact me so I know what is going on.  
Please use delivery confirmation or priority mail so you can track your packages.  If your package is lost or stolen, it is your responsibility to send a replacement package.  It is only fair to do so.

Before you register, please take a moment to read "The 411 About  YSS" at the top of the blog. Space is limited.  I'll email all participants before the swap for confirmation.  Please reply and confirm to that email.  
 If you are a newbie, you must have a referral to join us.  If you don't know anyone who can refer you but still want to join, there is a one time fee of $15.00 to join us. 

To register:
Email me at valpowery(at)yahoo(dot)com with the following information:

Full name and street address
3 favorite nursery rhymes click here for a list
A short list of things that will help your partner create a wonderful swap package for you:  Include hobbies, stash stuff you love, colors you like, things you collect and anything you really dislike so that doesn't wind up in your box!

Don't forget to grab the swap badge and post it on your blog!!!!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Zombies on My Mind

It turns out that this week is the 10th anniversary of the release of Shaun of the Dead.  It you haven't seen it, read no further; go immediately and watch it now.  If you have seen it, you know even ten years later it's a great movie.  It's one of my favorites!  I love funny zombie movies that aren't super scary.  Here's my list of favorite zombie movies.

  1. Shaun of the Dead
  2. Zombieland
  3. Warm Bodies
  4. Cockneys vs. Zombies
  5. I am Legend ( I consider this a zombie movie - it is a little scary.)
As you can see I've had zombies on my mind the last few days.  I've been anxious to create a new zombie, and couldn't wait for the swap.  I sat down last night with no specific zombie plan in mind, I just built as I went along. In the end, I created this sweater zombie to tide me over until the swap begins. I may have to watch a few zombie movies to really get in the spirit. I'm looking forward to zombies in the nursery.  I hope you are too!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Thank you so much Susan!

I will post pictures soon . I enjoyed the box of goodies so much! I have been meaning to post sooner as I got the box on Monday but I got news of my cousin in critical condition(cancer)He has days to live on tuesday and then wednesday got news that another cousin has cancer and has months to live. So it's been crazy also your box was a huge hit!!! I have to fight my little chihuahua/shitzu for the blanket which is so soft and such happy colors,my 23 year old for the pens,my mother came in and tried to claim the yarn!My neighbor wanted the box of stationary you did too good of a job!

Monday, March 24, 2014

This is my Daughter

This is my daugter. Please take a minute and read. Thanks Val for letting me post here also.
 Please share.
Little Messy Missy


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Coming soon....

are you brave enough to go into the nursery?

Friday, March 14, 2014

Thanks Spring!

My package was hand delivered by Spring. And it was wonderful....
Just look what the package arrived in!

 Seeds, gloves, garden tools, terracotta pot, journal, cookie cutters, a hair clip and a table runner. Thanks Spring!