|Autumn Swap is Out!
||[Dec. 13th, 2006|03:31 am]
blergh - no more swaps during the holidays, I swear!!|
Eleven little padded envelopes went to the post office today, to be sent all across the country - yes literally - and even one to Canada. I ship a lot (eBay store) and see the same post ladies most of the time - so I did explain to Tiffany why it was that I had all the little padded envelopes. She thought it was cool that we did a swap!
Total postage cost for everything was $9.13. Total money I received was $11 USD and $2 CDN. I'm saving the left over monies to use in the next swap. On the average, most folks bags were .87 to mail, so I think the $1.00 for postage is right, as long as we have around 20 or so markers in a swap. If we get larger amounts of markers, we may have to increase that.
Anyway, I'm going to wait to post the pictures until the weekend so most people get a chance to get their packets. Because we only had twelve swappers afterall, everyone ended up getting two from everyone else, and one of your own returned. It actually worked out great this way.
This swap was really cool. Sorting them out and packing them up I felt like I was surrounded by creativity! You'll see what I mean when you get your markers. Now when people see your knitting and ask what that little charm is, you can tell them that they were made by your new friends online :)
I'll post the info for sign up for the new swap later tonight. I've changed the dates a little to avoid the whole holiday thang - sign up will be by January 15th, with markers in the mail to me by February 15th, and packed out on March 1st. Then the new round will begin with sign ups by March 15th.
Take care!! Liz
(cross-posted to my own journal...)