Friday, February 15, 2013

The Covert Robin Exchange

Come Join the FuN!

Ok, I admit I have caught the Swapping Bug! It is very Contagious, so come and JOIN!
what is the covert robin?
a round-robin gift exchange of handmade presents. you get to make something special for another blogger, and you'll also receive your very own handmade present from a mystery gifter (your "covert robin").

handmade gifts should have an approximate retail value between $20 and $30. i know this can be tricky to determine for some items, so if you have any questions about what is/is not appropriate, please don't hesitate to email me: rachael {at} imaginegnats {dot} com. thank you!

not sure what to send? we saw a great variety of items last year, from sewn goods to paper crafts, from baked goods to beautiful artwork... anything is game, as long as it's made by you! want some inspiration? you can see some posts about last year's gifts in the link-up here.

how does it work?
once sign-ups close, my co-hosts and i will assign everyone a gift recipient. after receiving your recipient, you'll make your gift and send it off. and here's the extra fun part: you can blog about the gift you made and/or the gift you received for a chance to win prizes! we'll host a linky party starting april 1, and each of the co-hosts will be randomly awarding one participant a prize (that's TEN chances to win!). you can keep up with covert robin updates here.
when does this happen?
sign-ups: open NOW... through February 28
recipient information: will be emailed by March 4
gifts: must be mailed by March 31
blog post link-up: open April 1-30
prize winners (will be chosen randomly): announced on may 3

swap guidelines (are simple):
1. make something handmade and lovely
2. send your gift according to the above time frames
3. post about your gifts to enter for a chance to win!
4. have fun :)


  1. YAY! I'm hooked on this one, too, as well as our swaps at CGSwaps. :D

  2. I am so looking forward to the BOOK SWAP on CGSwaps! I <3 reading....