Thursday, February 18, 2010

Do you have an Ugly?

One of my favourite stories as a child was of The Ugly Duckling - What a lovely story and a fantastic ending.

Most of us have a number of Ugly Fat Quarters in our stash which we bypass everytime we choose fabric for a project. Have you ever wondered what will become of these uglies? In our quest to be frugal Jenny and I have decided to put together a new swap for you called the Ugly Fat Quarter Swap. Using items that we already have in our stash. Here are the details :-

The Ugly Fat Quarter Swap - The Ugly Duckling that turns into the beautiful swan !!

Hostesses :- Fiona & Jenny

The Challenge :-

Send the ugliest fat quarter in your stash along with some matching trim and some embellishments like buttons, beads etc along with a chocolate for added inspiration and nourishment to your partner by the 7th March 2010. Please make sure that the fabric is sealed in a zip lock bag. Your partner may add 1 other fabric of their choosing and will create a beautiful project to send back to you by the 29th March 2010.

The Rules :-

Participants must reside within Australia and must have a current active blog.

This is a direct swap and e-mailing one another is very much expected.

Please try to create something that you would like to receive.

Sign-Ups Close 7pm AEST on Sunday 28th February 2010.

Partners will be released Monday 1st March 2010.

Take the Swap Badge from this post and put in your side bar.

To sign up e-mail Fiona or Jenny

with your name, address and blog address.

Come and Join us on this adventure !!


Joy said...

What fun Fee!!! I can't wait to see what GAWJUS creations come from this challenge/swap :o).
Joy :o)

Synnove said...

Sounds like a really fun swap! Good luck to you guys, it will be fun to see what the results will be:-) Too bad it's not international though... But I'm sure there will be other swaps to participate in:-)

Simone said...

What a great idea! Too bad I don't live in Australia... Can I borrow your idea, to organise this in the Netherlands???
sndejong at gmail dot com

Allie said...

LOL - good thing it's only Australia - I got rid of all my ugly fats! Have fun!

Micki said...

You all have fun with the swap!

zigzago said...

WOW, this is a great idea, ... it's a pitty I don't live in Australia, have a lot of fun with the swap! Hugs, Renata.

Contented Caroline said...

Boo-hoo, I was all ready to sign up and then saw your instructions - I'm from the UK!!! I wish you all lots of fun though sounds like a great idea.

Elyte said...

Sounds like fun but also a challenge. One person's "ugly" is another one's "gorgeous". It will be interesting.

Jo in TAS said...

Hi Fee,
This sounds like a good swap challenge. If you twist my arm I might just join in!

Laurie said...

Oh dash...I was also just ready to sign up ...but noticed the Aussie only sign.....what about your neighbours across the NZ

hugs Laurie

Peggy said...

Sounds great fun Fiona,I look forward to seeing the finished pieces!I don't do a lot of sewing but I love to see what you turn out and always visit at least one of your crafty blog list, the inspiration and creativity is mind boggling!

Cathy said...

What a great idea...I look forward to seeing what you all come up with!! Hope all is well with you and your family! Cathyx

Lauren Colless said...

I have been looking for an ugly since this post went up and I can't find one! :( I will keep looking :)

Mrs A. said...

I've got lots of Uglies but wouldn't you know it I live in little old England. Oh well I will just have to make do with being an onlooker.