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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Interview with Jennifer of Rosy Little Things

Jennifer has a really delightful blog called Rosy Little Things where she shows off her crafts, swap packages and vintage finds. Pure eye candy! Just look at this adorable quilt!She's got a lovely Shoppe where you can buy some of that lovely vintage stuff! You can also visit her flickr for more of those great pictures and projects!

SwapDex: Tell us a bit about you.

Jennifer: I am 34, I live in Jamestown, NC- we moved here from Napa, Ca. I lived my whole life in northern CA until now. I have been married for 12 years, I have three kids, daughters 11, 8 and son almost 2. I pretty much dabble in all kinds of crafts, most often I sew and knit, but I also make jewelry, paper crafts, & scrapbooking (which I am SOOO behind on).

SD: How long have you been swapping?

J: about a year

SD: How did you learn about swapping, and what made you decide to do your first one? Do you remember your first one?

J: I saw a swap gift on someones blog and signed up for swap-bot. The first one I did was a newbie swap, nothing great.

SD: Do you swap with any groups? What do you like/dislike about an more exclusive swapping environment as opposed to a swap open to anyone?

J: I swap with a few groups on flickr and actually prefer this to swap-bot as I know the people I am swapping with are reliable and send good stuff. I have also signed up on a few different bloggers' swaps, which can be great or not so great depending on your partner.

SD: What's your favorite type of swap or favorite swap you've ever been in or hosted?

J: I love any type of vintage swap. I also love fat quarter fabric swaps.

SD: Do you have a signature style for your swaps? Do you decorate your envelopes/packages? Send a card with a personal note?

J: I don't have a signature style, I research what my partner likes and make and buy accordingly. I always attach a note and try to wrap things nicely.

SD: What's you favorite type of package to get in the mail?

J: I always appreciate the swaps I receive that are personalized just for me, with things I love.

SD: Do you have a good story about hosting or participating in a swap? A horror story?

J: There are always a few swaps that are disappointing, where someone is cleaning out their stash and didn't personalize it at all. I am currently hosting my first swap, Vintage Pink Christmas swap. So far everything has gone smoothly. I have met a lot of amazing bloggers that are now friends.

SD: What do you think is the most challenging part of hosting a swap?

J: Staying organized, and worrying that people will flake on their partners.

SD: Any advice for someone who is thinking about hosting a swap?

J: It is a lot of work, make sure you have the time to dedicate to it. Be organized.

Thanks so much for your thoughtful answers, Jennifer. Lets all visit Rosy Little Things and send her a big swappy howdy!

1 comment:

Priscila said...

Jen is a sweetie pie!!! Love her! Im actually her partner for the Vitnage pink swap and it was so much fun! She should be getting her goodies anyday now! She has been a perfect swap host! I will hopefully join many more of her swaps in the future!