Everyone, meet Ashley. So new to swapping that she didn't actually know it was a thing that people did! You can visit her at her blog, ashleygettingdressed.blogspot.com
Swapdex: Tell us a little bit about yourself.
Ashley: I'm 23, I work in Human Resources at a large, well-known non-profit organization in St. Louis. I live about an hour and half north of the city with my parents and little brother in a very rural community. We have two cats and a dog, and I have a wonderful boyfriend. I've just gotten in to sewing (skirts, mostly, but I'm working on my first apron), and I recently taught myself how to knit!
SD: How long have you been swapping? How did you first learn about swapping, and what made you decide to start?
A: This is my first swap, and honestly I thought it was an original idea - I had no clue that it's a popular thing and I definitely didn't know that there's a blog devoted to swaps!
SD: What do you do to make your packages special?
A: I think wrapping packages up beautifully with a handwritten note says a lot, no matter if it's for a swap or just a birthday gift. I love making beautiful presentations!
SD: What do you think is the most challenging part of hosting a swap? Any advice for someone who is thinking about hosting a swap?
A: Just organizing everything. Even though I had less than 30 participants, it was still difficult keeping the names and emails straight. I'm also really worried that someone won't mail their package. I think the best thing to do is just keeping an open line of communication with the participants
SD: Thanks for chatting, Ashley! I hope this one was so fun that you'll consider hosting or participating in more swaps.
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