Saturday, 14 April 2012

Faith Hope & Charity Swapping 2012 - Jubilee Special! Sign up Now

*****SWAP PARTNERS ANNOUNCED*****
Please see badge on sidebar

Greetings subjects! 

It's that time of year again, where I dust off my spreadsheet and send you all off foraging for guilt free treats at charity shops, car boot sales, swap meets and other places you thrifty commoners love. Yes, it's the first 2012 Faith Hope and Charity Swap - and this Summer I thought it would be fun to do a Jubilee theme. Don't worry if you're not a fan of Queenie and her chinless descendants, the theme can be interpreted as loosely as you like. Think red, white and blue, diamonds (or their costume jewellery cousins), crowns, Britannia...




Whether you were here for the inaugural swap or this will be your first, I'd love you to get involved. Just sign up in the comments. I will keep sign up open for month, so please display the badge in your sidebar with a link to this page so others can get involved - I want as many people to get the chance to join in as possible, but to do this I need to match people in the same part of the world. 

Those of you who've taken part before will know the drill - but if you need a reminder or haven't played until now, here's a quick run-down of the rules, with the newly added jubilee twist.

* You need a blog to join in, and you must have updated in the last month - sorry, but this makes it a little easier for your swap partner, and hopefully ensures you're serious about taking part. If you have had problems in a previous swap, please let me know (privately)
* As usual, you need to send your swap partner a minimum of three items, maximum of five.
* At least one item should be thrifted/second hand - if everything is, great! 
* At least one item should be handmade - whether made by your own fair hands or bought from Etsy/local craft fair etc.
* This time - at least one item must fit the jubilee theme somehow. If your swap partner is a rampant republican/anarchist, that's fine - you can twist the theme to fit!
* No minimum spend, maximum £12.00, or the equivalent in your local currency. (this doesn't include postage, so remember you'll have to post your parcel too)
* Swap to be completed by 7th July or as otherwise arranged with your partner (if this interferes with holidays etc)

Sign up below - I'll keep it open until May 10th and then get on with assigning partners. I'll try to ensure that everyone gets to take part, but it does depend on whether I can find a local partner. If you're willing to post internationally, please let me know.

Lakota x

Edit: A few people have asked how to add a badge - there may be easier ways but I've always found this to work using blogger.

Right click on the picture you want, then either save to your computer, or copy the picture url. My badge url is below:
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-gdb-YHCUIms/T4imxQrWhdI/AAAAAAAAB2k/LFTTesaIcB8/s400/DSCF4781.JPG

Go to layout - then 'add a gadget' - then 'add a picture' - then either upload the picture or copy in the url
The add a link so it goes to this page - in this case the link is below:

http://faithhopeandcharityshopping.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/faith-hope-charity-swapping-2012.html

The click save and you're done!

89 comments:

  1. Put my name down Lakota (I'm happy to post overseas if needs be and you can find a willing recipient...)

    And speaking of parcels, I received your (extremely lovely one) yesterday. Thanks v.much Lakota. The "ladies" are both new to me. I love how they both have the word cook in their title but are about two completely different things. The cook book is so funny and kitschy, I love it. And the Cap'n Cook book is awesome too, you know how crazy I am about Australiana.
    You're a darling xxx

    p.s. goes without saying that I love tt and pin(s)cushion too. You spoilt me!

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  2. Hurrah! Count me in my lovely! I'll post to anywhere.
    xxxx

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  3. I'm in, Lakota! Happy to post overseas if that helps.xxx

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  4. I am in, Lakota I love the idea and inspiration. Match me with anyone you want. Feel free.
    Much love, my dear friend.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  5. Yipee! I'm in, and happy to post overseas. Great theme, i lurvve red, white and blue. Have a great w.end x

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  6. Oh yes please - I've been waiting for another one of these swaps :) Can I have a UK partner please.

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  7. oh fab swap would love to join in so add me please x

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  8. Lakota, I'd LOVE to take part...if it wasn't for your swap meets I would never have met Lucy, so sign me up!!!
    I'll post anywhere!

    K xx

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    1. Hi Lakota! Yes please! I so enjoyed linking up with Mama Syder for the Christmas swapsie! I'll get going straight away, I've been keeping an eye out for patriotic goodies.

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  10. OMG! Your Royal Highness, count me in - but I want real diamonds!

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  11. Please count me in and hopefully this time my partner will participate instead of just taking her goodies and running:) I won't let one bad experience ruin it for me!
    Xxoo
    Krista
    I also don't mind being paired up with someone international.

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  12. Yay! Count me in - I love these swappy things you organise. Local or international - it's all cool with me.

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  13. Hi Lakota!
    Sign me up too please, (Like I need an excuse to go trawling booties and C Shops!) Don't mind posting overseas or local either.

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  14. Sign me up please. It'll be my first ever swap :o)

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  15. Yes please! I'm so excited about this, my partner is going to be soooo spoilt!

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  16. Put my name down! always up for a challenge!

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  17. I did try to comment on my mobile but it didn't post! I was wondering to myself just the other day about when your next FH&C swap will be! Count me in.. I'm not much of a Queenie lover but I do love the history of our kings and queens and of course the tales of their debauchery! xxx

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  18. Hi Lakota, your fantastic jubilee swap may inspire me to come out of my blog break and write a post to enter!:) Love love love this swap. Becky x

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  19. Woah! Exciting!! Please count me in - this sounds like a total blast!!

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  20. Yippie! I'm in too and happy to post internationally!

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  21. Could you count me in too please. Happy to post over seas also.

    X x

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  22. Eeek! I am way, WAY, too excited by this! Count me in big time xxx

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  23. Yay, another one! I've been waiting!!!! Yes please, sign me up!!

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  24. I'm new to this, but it sounds fun! Please can I join in? I've got 2 blogs (dormouse.wibsite.com and fatdormouse.blogspot.com) I enjoy reading your blog...I hope others enjoy mine!!

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  25. I'd love to join in too please!

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  26. Count me in. Happy to post outside the commonwealth. X

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  27. I'll try this...not done one before. As a Scot by birth I'm not exactly a loyal subject, but I manage to overcome my atheism to do Christmas crafts so I'm sure I can manage some red, white and blue patriotism action. Can I go for UK only please? Not for xenophobic reasons, just postage costs!

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  28. Count me in please!! :D xoxo

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  31. I'm interested in doing this, sounds fun......not sure how to share the badge on my blog though hehe!!!

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  32. A big hello from Roberta from 'Rowantree Design'. Sydney. I will be a first timer, I adore a good day out at the flea market and a round of the ops shops. I can't wait to partner up and of cousre I will post over seas!

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  33. Ps, any hints on how i include the badge onto my blog?

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  34. I would love to join in, please sign me up!

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  35. Thank you for your help.....I've managed to add the badge and link - whoop!!!!

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  36. I'm in too -i'll blog this, will post anywhere!

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  37. I'd love to join in too please Lakota :-)

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  38. Oh my darling woman I am THERE with my crown teetering dangerously on the side of my head!!! I loved the Christmas swap so much, I wear the glorious kimono Erica Louise sent me everyday! So I guess that's a yes please! xoxo

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  39. I'd love to join this swap as I was a day late last time :(. Looks like so much fun. I will send all over if you wish xx

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  40. Oh my, I would love to participate, but sadly, I don't have a blog. Sobb. I'm just an addicted reader here. So I suppose I'll just stand on the sideline and watch all the goodies going across the country and across the oceans ...

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  41. What a cool idea, I'd like to join in, will post anywhere

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  42. I've already mentioned on facebook that I'd like to join in with this - found a couple of lovely items at the weekend that would be just perfect :-)

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    1. PS I would prefer to have a UK-based swap partner if possible (due to price of postage for what will probably be quite a sizeable parcel)

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  43. Sign me up lady, you know me, I'll flash my shit all over the place so I'm a big ole tick in the international box Your Madge. x

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  44. Count me in! Loved the last swap so excited bout this one! x

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  45. I'm in! I was hoping another swap would turn up :)

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  46. Count me in too please, I really enjoyed the Christmas one x

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  47. I'm in please! I loved the christmas one and I can feel some republican crafting coming on... ;) xx

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  48. Yay, me please! I love these swaps.

    Also - would you like to borrow/steal that Philippa Gregory book? If so let me know and I'll post it to you!

    Danni x

    danni_king@msn.com

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  49. I think I've signed up for this but can't find my comment. My eyes and brain are a bit wonky today. So if I've not already signed up I'd like to do so now.

    Ta very muchly.

    Madison xxx

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  50. Please count me in!

    Will be my first swap...cant wait!

    Thank you :)

    xxxx

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  51. If I'm not too late, I'd love to take part - my first time - but I remember the excitement on peoples blogs last year when they received their 'swaps' and wishing I was part of it :) I'll post anywhere. (Will put up the badge in a mo on mollyandtheprincess.com)

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  52. Hi, I would love to join in too and happy to swap and post internationally! :)

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  53. Hi I'm new but this sounds a great way to make bloggy friends :) I often see things in charity shops and think "ooo that would make a lovely gift" then remember I havesome (not all) slightly snobby friends! And I love anything red, white and blue :)

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  54. Hey hey hey! Im in chickadee :o)) Scarlett x

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  55. I have never heard of this before, I am sure I live under a rock and am just oblivious! Please could me in - Would prefer UK postage as that gives me an extra few days to play with, if your numbers don't work out, international is fine!

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  56. Hello! Yes I'd love to take part and am happy to post internationally too! Looking forward to it xx

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  57. Count me in! I had so much fun doing the last 2!

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  58. I'm in! The christmas swap was fab and I made such a wonderful friend in the process, so can't wait to take part again xxx

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  59. Sounds great. Count me in, please.

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  60. I'd love to join the fun! I'd prefer a uk partner but its not a dealbreaker :))

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  61. Can I join in? Pretty please xxx

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  62. Count me in please, though UK only. Linda xxx

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  63. I'd like to join the fun. I'm in Oz but would quite like someone overseas...will just have to pick more selectively on weight/postage.

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  64. I would love to join in the fun again! had so much fun with the previous swaps and met new friends too, thanks to you! would love to be paired up with someone in the UK please? i'll send the parcels before end of june before im going for the holiday :)

    xx susan

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  65. Hi there, be happy to join. Please count me in. Donna x

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  66. Have I enrolled in this swap yet? If not, count me in NOW! Can't wait to see the goodies getting exchanged- should be fun! (Ok- I'll admit I took part in a swap before and got NADA, but this time will be different, I know it)

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  67. oh when do we check in and how do we find out who we are paired with...so exciting :0)

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    1. Miss Matilda - can you let me know your blog? Your profile is closed so I can't see it!

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  68. Please sign me up this sounds like great fun!! ~thanks Heather :)

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  69. Sign me up please! I loved the last one.

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  70. I'd like to join please - Vintage Vicki highly recommends your swaps!

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  71. Oh yes please! I'm happy to post overseas. x

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  72. I would love to participate. Blog is here: http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=8689481263493665058#allposts

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  73. Somehow I missed this post so i think I am just in time,although in Australia will have fun finding items royal lol but we do have red,white and blue.So I am in and happy to post anywhere..Carole.PS I have to sit and work out this sidebar thing eventually as i have let many a swap down in that area.

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  74. Please can I join in, although I'm not entirely sure of what kind of thing is suitable so might need to ask some questions. It sounds like a lot of fun

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  76. Have I scraped in? Hope so.
    Count me in, loving the idea. X

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  77. You still have room for one more amor?

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  78. I would love to(what planet I have been on to only see this now,I don't know.I'm an IDIOT.),but no can do as trying to get house in order before going away in June.
    I LOVE Queenie,though,and could have gone bonkers with this beauty!!
    Can't wait to see what peeps come up with!!XXXXXXXXXXX

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  79. I'd love to join in please. Hope I'm not too late. Patricia

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  80. Hey Lakota - I've just seen this, I wonder if you'll have me? I've had a bit of a blog hiatus recently (since Feb) and am in the middle of a bit of a redesign but should be up and running by Monday - hopefully you know me well enough to know I'm reliable? Lucy xx
    (Formerly Tete en l'Air)

    lucyintheclouds@hotmail.co.uk

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