Sunday, February 13, 2011

WELCOME...

Update...there seems to be a little glitch in the Linky Tool that I'm using on each page. That site was doing a major update this past weekend. Hopefully it will be back soon. Gives you time to take pictures and do a post for your swap item.

Hello everyone! I'm so glad you stopped by. I started this second blog as an extension of my main home...Sew Many Ways. On that blog, I had a post called Swap Meet Weekend. Well, I turned that one post into this blog.

"Sew Many Ways 2 Swap" is a place where we can swap all our goodies that we longer need or want, for something that we just can't live without...for FREE!! That's the best part, all swapping on this blog is FREE. The only cost is shipping the item to your swap partner.

Click the "Follow" button so you know where we are, but this welcome post and instructions will be up for a while til we get going. Your blog rolls or feeds only update when I do a new post...they won't be updated each time someone adds a new item to the link...so come back often!!

Here's how it all works...

  • take a picture of your item or items and do a little post about it on your blog with a link back to this blog so every one knows where to go. Explain the item and the location (just the state or country is fine). This helps to get a rough estimate on shipping.
  • each category under the title has a linking system. Pick the category that you would like your item to be under. For example, you have 2 yards of fabric that you know you won't be using. Click on the Fabric section, go through the process of adding your link with a picture and then submit your item. The linking system I use explains each step. Link the http address of just the item's post, not your blog. If you click on the post's title, that will give you that specific address.
  • now you can browse through the fabric category or any other category and look for an item that you would want in return for your fabric.
  • remember the items are free, so you and your swap partner must come to a fair agreement for the value of the items
  • swap partners will contact each other through email or through the comment section of your own post, on your blog. This is why it's best to have a blog.
This is such a wonderful idea to swap or recycle items that are just sitting around your home and turn them into useful items that you can enjoy.
So join in on the fun and browse through all the categories up above!
Have a great time,
~Karen~


22 comments:

  1. Sounds like a wonderful idea...

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  2. Sounds like a great idea, but I laughed when I saw "Children" as one of the categories. I pictured mothers being annoyed at their kids for something and trying to swap them for someone else's kids!!! LOL

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  3. What a great way to share "leftovers" or the stuff for "undones"...sm...
    Glad I found you again...

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  4. love this idea Karen...I had done a poll on this..certainly interested people...I will send to you instead....over 1746 already commented..perfect timing...

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  5. What a really neat idea! I've already posted your button on my blog. We all have things that we don't use that would be someone's treasure!

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  6. Whoa. Busy women! If I only had half the time you do for these kinds of posts and ideas! Great idea. Keep up the great work!

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  7. I too chuckled over the children tab. some days I could really trade mine in!! lol

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  8. Great idea!! I'm going to take an inventory and see what swaps I may have.

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  9. Cool idea. I will get my camera going!

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  10. This totally just went on my to-do for the day list. By this evening I will post some fabric Im thinking... =)

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  11. What a great idea! I will help spread the word as well!

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  12. I think that this is a marvelous idea. However, I'm never sure if anything I have is something someone else would want - yet I would love to see what everyone else ie offering. There just might be something out there that I want and would find something to swap with. Is there anyway for a "browse" button to be added? Of course that would mean that my entire day would be here instead of where I should be - LOL !!

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  13. Girl where do you find the time? I love the graphics....now I know who to go to when I need to figure out how to do such cool things. You rock :) No surprise there...

    Smiles,
    Kelly

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  14. PS....I'm so relieved I have found a place to swap my children....OMWord...I've been looking for this for so many years....how many can we swap at one time?

    Cracking Up Laughing even with a very sore throat....

    Kelly

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  15. where did the enter button go? Trying to link up a book swap!

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  16. Great idea. This will definitely be fun.

    I also had linky problems and searching for a new linky tool.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  17. Looks like we are still having a few problems. Today no "enter" button and also my pattern posts aren't available. And I wanted to enter more today. Oh well I'm sure it will get worked out! Thanks for all your efforts! Toni

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