Name tag Swap. Open to all ( #NYlon2014)

Hello friends,

To get everyone in meet up mood for our sewing meet up #NYlon2014, i’m hosting a handmade name tag swap. The idea came from taking part of 2013 Fat Quarterly retreat where everyone had the most beautiful handmade name tags.


Go one, I know you want to make one!

Enrolment  for the swap starts today and will close April 6th GMT Midnight.

Here are the housekeeping rules:

1.   Anyone can join this swap, you don’t need to be joining the meet up in May or have a blog to join. You will have to make a personalised name tag: Name/ Blog name (if they have) 

2.   On your comment, make sure you add:
  • Your first name
  • Blog name (if you have one)
  • Website or blog address so your buddy learn more about you.
  • Email or a way to contact you
  • Let me know if you are attending the meet up or just want to join the swap.


3.   You will receive details of your swap buddy by April 9, 2014That will give you 4 weeks to make and post your name tags.


You can sew, cross stitch, quilt, embroidery, etc. 

The idea is to have fun. There is no size, style restriction. Go oversize like myself, or go practical making pockets.. Let your imagination go wild.

Need inspiration? Just search Fat Quarterly London Retreat ‘name tags’. Checked a few I have pinned.



  • Hi! I’m Kathy and I blog at The Nerdy Seamstress (thenerdyseamstress.net)
    my email is the nerdyseamstress [at] gmail [dot] com
    I just want to join the swap. I WISH I can meet up!

  • I’m in. I can’t make the meet up, but would love to take part in the name tag swap. I blog over at ragbagsandgladrags.blogspot.co.uk. Art (dot) coopsville(at) gmail (dot) com.

  • I lovely. I’d be up for this. You know me but it’s joanne, blog is http://www.somanypatternssewlittletime.blogspot.com. email is joanne.lamber(at)gmail.com. I am hopefully coming along!

  • Oh how exciting!! I would love to join in the meetup this May! For the name badge: I am Amy of [Amy’s] Crafty Shenanigans. My partner can find me on http://www.craftyshenanigans.blogspot.co.uk. amycav at hotmail dot com

  • Lou

    I’ve been looking for another swap to take part in! I’m in Australia, is it open internationally? If so, my name is Lou and my blog is Life with Lou (www.louisemerise.blogspot.com.au) and my email is hello(at)louisemerise(dot)com
    I’d just like to join the swap 🙂

  • Hi All, I’m Vicky and I’m new to this sewing lifestyle. I’ll be attending the meet up but I’m not sure my skills are quite there to make someone a decent tag. If someone who can’t attend wants to make me a tag I’d be ever so grateful. You can reach me at vicstero@hotmail.com 🙂

  • Oh yay, great idea! I’d love to take part! Almost as much as I’d like to come to London for the meet itself, but never mind 🙁

    Here’s my details:

    Jo
    jo-sews-etc.blogspot.com
    rueniellon13 (at) gmail (dot) com

    Thank you!

  • I will be attending the meet-up (& am very excited about it) I’m Charlotte at English Girl at Home (www.englishgirlathome.com). You can reach me at powell2317@hotmail.com

  • Amy

    I’d like to participate in the swap, can’t make the meet in London. I’m Amy at Books & Bobbins (http://booksbobbins.blogspot.com. My email is amysue5791(at)gmail.com

  • I’d love to join in but sadly can’t make the meet up. I’m Jane at The Lazy Crafter (http://hahamissymoo.blogspot.co.uk/). I can be contacted on hahamissymoo gmail com. Looking forward to seeing who I get paired with!

  • Hi I’m Claire! I blog at http://www.hoopesparkstudios.wordpress.com, and my email is hoopesparkstudios@gmail.com. Sadly, I won’t be able to make the meetup, but I would still like a name tag.

  • This sounds like fun – I’m in. I’m Ingrid, and my blog is We The Sewing (http://wethesewing.wordpress.com). You can reach me on ingrid.weimers (at) gmail.com. Am planning on making the meet-up as well!

  • This sewing world never ceases to amaze me- what fun- bit of a virgin with all this sewin & blogin but would love to do the meet, will check and work diary bits out, if not would still love to be paired up- vital statistics Amanda at Wear.A.Wyatt @ http://wearawyatt.blogspot.co.uk/ mail – amanda.wyatt@hotmail.co.uk

  • Oh, this is such a great idea! I won’t be joining the meet-up, but I’d love to join the swap! I’m Ellen and my blog is: http://www.seamsandfinishes.com. My e-mail address: ellen_valentine@hotmail.com

  • What a great idea! I am Louise, my blog name is Tabatha Tweedie and blog address is tthreadcarefully.wordpress.com. My email is tabathatweedie(at)gmail(dot)com and I will be attending the meet up. Thanks Rachel for organising this, you’re a star!

  • This is a great idea and I’d love to join in! My name is Marilla and my blog is http://marillawalker.blogspot.co.uk email; rillafree@hotmail.com and I am hoping to make the meet as well as do the swap. Can’t wait to meet some lovely sewing ladies! X

  • I’ll join!

    Your first name: Katie
    Blog name (if you have one): What Katie Sews
    Website or blog address: http://www.whatkatiesews.net
    Email: katie at whatkatiedoes.net
    Let me know if you are attending the meet up: yes

  • I’ve just booked by train tickets for the meet up so count me in too!
    Name: Aileen (although I blog under Julia D Bennett, and tweet using @lemonianta, just to be super confusing!)
    Blog: threadcarefully.wordpress.com
    Email: aileen.c.mckenna{at}gmail.com
    xx

  • What a lovely and unique swap. This sounds fun!

    Your first name: Gwen
    Blog name (if you have one): Calm Under Tension – or – She’s The Golden Egg
    Website or blog address so your buddy learn more about you.: http://calmundertension.com -or- http://shesthegoldenegg.com
    Email or a way to contact you: gwen (At ) calmundertension [.] com
    Let me know if you are attending the meet up or just want to join the swap.: Since I’m a Seattle Sewist on the Left Coast, I’ll just join the swap. 😉 But it would be most fun to meet up if you or others are in the area.

    • You have been paired

    • Oh exciting! Thank you. Will you send an email to us regarding who we make a name tag for? Or do we make for the same person who is making for us? Sorry for the question if it’s already been asked.

    • The same, you been paired to make each other tags x

    • Thank you! I just finished Vicki of Yellow Submarine Time’s nametag… to be shipped out today! 🙂

  • Just checked out the pinterest collection – they are so creative and colourful. Fantastic idea!

  • What a lovely idea! I’d love to join in and am aiming to make the meet-up….baby allowing!
    Name: Laura
    Blog: Two In The Hand
    Website: http://www.twointhehand.com
    Email: mail {at} lauranuttall {dot} co {dot} uk
    Definitely count me in for the swap and I’m aiming to make the meet-up so put my name down too!

  • Kat

    •Your first name Kat
    •Blog name Chasing Wool
    •Website or blog address http://chasingwool.blogspot.com
    •Email kattykins@gmail.com
    •Let me know if you are attending the meet up or just want to join the swap. I’m attending the meet up!

    What a great idea! I love it!

  • Yes, please. How fun.
    Vicki
    Yellow Submarine Time
    http://yellowsubmarinetime.blogspot.com/
    rmtv03@gmail.com
    Sadly, I can not attend the swap. 🙁

  • Meg

    Love the idea! I would love to join in. Wish I could make the swap but sadly cannot.
    Here’s my info:
    Meg
    Sew Meg
    sewmeg.blogspot.com
    megbunch@yahoo.com

  • I’m attending the meet up! I’d love to join in with this too. It’s Joanne of http://www.stitchandwitter.com and I can be reached at stitchandwitter@gmail.com

  • This sounds like lots of fun 🙂

    I’m Alison at Another Little Crafty Creation.
    anotherlittlecraftycreation.wordpress.com
    anotherlittlecraftycreation@gmail.com

    I’ll wear my name tag at the big meet up!

  • Hi Rachel,

    I can’t make the meet up but would like to join the swap. I’ll wear the tag on meet up day anyways and tweet a pic of it 🙂

    I’m Stephanie from the blog Starcross Sewing
    http://www.starcross-sewing.blogspot.com
    starcross.sewing AT gmail DOT com

  • I’d love to take part, though I’m not going to the meet. My name is Louise Oakes, my blog is called Elsie May and Bertha, the address is elsiemayandbertha.blogspot.co.uk My emaik is elsiemayandbertha@virginmedia.com

    • Hi darling, I think you have been all my swaps. Makes me so happy to know you enjoy. You have been paired!

  • Hi I’m Polly, my blog is http://www.jakandgeegee.co.uk and my email is polly at jakandgeegee dot co dot uk. I’m hoping to make the meet up and look forward to seeing everyone wearing their name tags!

  • Fay

    Sounds like fun! My name is Fay and my blog is Monkey Makes Three (www.fayandriley.blogspot.co.nz), email: faylyth {at} gmail {dot} com

  • Great! My name is Lixie and my.blog is Lixie Makes It. Lixiemakesit.blogspot.jp I won’t be at the meet up and you can contact me at lixieyarnoverat gmaildotcom.

  • So much fun! I can’t make this meet up but hopefully next time I’m in the UK I can make one?
    My name is Susan and my blog is Measure Twice Cut Once http://www.measuretwicecutonce.com.au/ and my email is measuretwicecutoncepatterns@gmail.com

  • Kat

    Hi Rachel, I am now about to make the meet-up (woop!) and would like to join in the swap! Kat at akraftykat.co.uk here 🙂

  • Ahh, what a lovely idea! I’m *hopefully* going to be able to make it to the meet up, but would love to join in the swap either way. I’m Elena, blogging at Tea For Two (http://teafortwodiary.blogspot.co.uk/), and I can be reached at elena.jane {at} hotmail {dot} co {dot} uk. Thanks Rachel!

  • Oh my goodness, how exciting! Please sign me up, but I can’t make the meet up in this occasion 🙁
    I’m Sarah (http://mysewjourney.blogspot.co.uk/) and I can be reached at pinkkittysez(at)gmail dot com xxx

  • Hi I’m Andrea of Little Did You Know at http://littledyknow.blogspot.com. I’d love to join the swap (meet up isn’t possible) and can be reached at anc (dot) bookworm (at) gmail (dot) com. Love this idea and can’t wait to take part!

  • Love to join in Mellie at Mellies Workroom http://midsummermellies.blogspot.co.uk/
    My email is mroome60(at) gmail (dot) com

    Swapping and coming

  • Never made a name tag but sounds like a lot of fun! Please count me in.

    🙂

    Annie
    http://enantiomerproject.blogspot.com/
    casehanks@gmail.com

  • In! How exciting. I can’t attend but really want to take part!

    Sarah Lynch
    lynchsarahelizabeth [at] gmail [dot] com

  • Hey babe! I would luuuuuuurve to join in! No idea (yet) if I’m able to make the big meet up though…
    Obvs no blog yet but hope my twitter and insta will do! ��
    Abitofanenthusiast
    Louise
    Loulewis at gmail dot com

  • I’d love to join in, although I won’t be at the meet up.

    Katy
    Crafting Katy
    http://craftykatyn.blogspot.com/
    craftykaty (at) gmail dot com

    Thanks for organizing this Rachel!

  • Vicki Halliday

    Thanks for opening this up to non-bloggers. I’m planning on joining the meet-up fun. Vicki vicki_halliday (at) yahoo dot co dot uk

  • Hi I am really looking forward to taking part in this swap. I’m Catherine, blogging at CatherineMcatier(dot)blogspot(dot)co(dot)uk and email at cmcatieratgmail(dot)com. I wish I could make the meet up but ‘t this time. Hope you al have fun. Cxxx

  • Hi

    I’m really hoping to make it to the meet up but would like to take part in the swap even if I don’t. My names Amanda, don’t currently have a blog (working on it!),
    my email is sewimadethis(at)gmail(dot)com
    thanks
    xx

  • My comments keep disappearing into a void so I’m trying again and hopefully it will work this time!
    I’m going to be attending the meet up (thanks for all the organisation). My details for the name tags are:
    First name: Lucy
    Blog name: Tea Cake and Big Dresses
    Blog address: http://tcandbd.blogspot.com (although it hasn’t been updated in quite some time…)
    E-mail address: lbillany(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

  • Jen

    Great idea rachel! I’ll be at the meet-up, can’t wait! Jen, Tea for Two. Teafortwodiary.blogspot.co.uk. Email is jen_rachel_wright@hotmail.com. Woo!

  • Hi Rachel

    Thank you so much for organising this! All things being well I should be at the meetup, but would love to join the nametag swap too.

    I’m Katrina, I blog at Oh Sew Cultured (ohsewcultured.blogspot.co.uk) and a good email to reach me on is katrina.mcclellan (at) googlemail.com

    Can’t wait until May 🙂

  • Hi Rachel

    Thank you so much for organising this! All things being well I should be at the meetup, but would love to join the nametag swap too.

    I’m Katrina, I blog at Oh Sew Cultured (ohsewcultured.blogspot.co.uk) and a good email to reach me on is katrina.mcclellan (at) googlemail.com

    Can’t wait until May 🙂

  • Hi, I’d like to join! I’m not going to be at the meet up but I’d love to do the nametag swap! I blog at me being crafty (http://mebeingcrafty.com) and my email is tsoniki at gmail dot com. Thanks!!

  • Since I’ve signed up for the Big Meet Up, I reckon I’d better sign up for a beautiful hand-made nametag too! Please count me in.

    My name is Béa (short for Béatrice), and I blog at https://beassewingadventures.wordpress.com/.
    You can email me at mizztigger at hotmail dot co dot uk.

  • Since I’ve signed up for the Big Meet Up, I reckon I’d better sign up for a beautiful hand-made nametag too! Please count me in.

    My name is Béa (short for Béatrice), and I blog at https://beassewingadventures.wordpress.com/.
    You can email me at mizztigger at hotmail dot co dot uk.

  • Hi
    I’d love to join in, I hope I’m not too late! I am really hoping to be at the meet up. I don’t have a blog but my flickr name is Justsewjenna. My email is jenna (at) horner (dot) org (dot) uk

  • Hello! I’m Rebecca and I’d love to take part in this swap, unfortunately I can’t make the meet up. I have a much neglected blog called What Rebecca Did at weashumans dot BlogSpot dot co dot uk. My email is Rebecca _ Collenette at Hotmail dot co dot uk.
    Thank you for organising this!

  • Yes, I’m in please! I’m Kelly and I blog at Make, Sew, Do (http://makesewdo.wordpress.com), my email is mail (at) kelly-smith (dot) com and yes, I will be at the meet up 🙂

  • Hi, I’d love to join in please. I’m Alex, and still quite new to sewing so haven’t got my blog set up yet, but email is alex@alexandralaw.com. I’d like to join the meet up too if that’s open to all.
    Thanks!

  • Hi Rachel,
    I’d love to join in on the fun. I’m planning to be at the meet-up. No blog as of yet but you can reach me at jcdt_90(at)yahoo.co.uk.
    Jamila 🙂