LIFE IS NOT MEASURED BY THE NUMBER OF BREATHS WE TAKE, BUT BY THE MOMENTS THAT TAKE OUR BREATH AWAY.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Easter Basket Swap !!!!!



So, the other day I am looking at my Pile of recyclables and started thinking about Our Planet and wanting to do more for the environment. And I spied these :
And thought, How perfect for mini Easter Baskets !! Lets have a Swap !!! :)

Here's the particulars : You will have TWO partners each and you need to make Two mini baskets from plastic yogurt cups. ( So they will all be the same size. Mine are standard, 3x3x2 ) Then you need to fill it with FIVE items, preferably Easter related. Five only, no more, no less. That makes it Easy, and Fair for all. Now, the baskets can be crocheted, paper crafted, fabric covered, any medium you choose, as long as there is a yogurt cup inside. :) Easy Peasy ??? The sign ups close next Friday Feb. 26th, and on Sunday, the 28th, I will send you the names of your partners. The baskets will need to be mailed, NO LATER THAN March 20th. Because this is such a short turn around ( 3 weeks ) , it is open to USA participants ONLY, due to the shipping time. We will share our baskets on our blogs, or in the flickr group I will set up, on Saturday, April 3rd, the day before Easter. I also would like this to be for Bloggers only.

So, to sign up, please send me an Email, with your Name, Blog Name, Email, Address and favorite Colors.

Please snatch the Swap Picture and put it on your blog and spread the word !!

I am SO excited !!!! I will share tips in a few days on how to cover these, so don't worry, You can do it !!!

Hugs,

Rhea

48 comments:

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

Sounds like such fun...I just threw away 2 yogurts because they were expired~lol

I am off to go dig them out of the garbage...I also bought the cutest vintage bunnies last week.

Must have been fate.....to participate in your swap. So fun and I like the details.

Can't wait...I am off to email you:)

Terri Gordon said...

Oh what a wonderful swap, such a cute idea.

jen said...

I am in! SoOoOo excited got the badge up already!
luvs and glitter
~jen

Rebecca said...

Oh Miss R~ I hate Yogurt. Aren't I terrible? I just can't eat it...or much cheese. I'm strange.

I'll be watching though...these are darling!

xoRebecca

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Rhea!
Love your idea and I'll put yogurt on my grocery list tomorrow! Thanks for having a swap and making it "budget friendly too"!
Off to email you!
Warmly,
Deb :)

Connie said...

I don't buy yogurt either but I'll definitely be watching, sweetpea! Good luck. It sounds like fun too.
xoxo,
Connie

vivian said...

Love this idea! I wasnt going to do anymore swaps right now.. but I cant pass this one up. I also dont eat yogurt.. but I'll buy it and cook something with it! I'm on my way to email you right now!
vivian

Suzie Button said...

I love the green aspect of this swap and it's easy and sweet, so please count me in too! I'll put up the link on my blog in a few minutes too! Suzie Button

Mary Ellen said...

I have been dying to do a swap and this one sounds so very fun! I will have to find some yogurt cups as I always buy the big Brown Cow container -being frugal you know!!
Oh sign me up!!

blessings
mary

Tracey said...

Ohhh great idea i would have loved to have taken part but im in england and the post takes 3 weeks i have discoverd from my last swop.
good luck and i cant wait to see the end results.
love tracey xx

Scrap for Joy said...

I wasn't going to do another swap but this sounds likt too much fun to miss! I'm emailing you now. Joyce

Samantha said...

What a fun swap idea...cute and green! I don't have a blog, but I think I'll follow along at home and make some baskets anyway. They'll be super cute on my Easter table!

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Hi Rhea, I spotted you on the list for Pink Saturday, and here I am admiring so many pretty things you have made... you are quite the girl... very cute things. I really like what you did with the yogurt containers. So many of you ladies do such a wonderful job creating... and those swap things sound like so much fun.

Have a Wonderful Day-

Cheryl said...

Count me in as well! Sounds perfect :-)

Melony at Whimsy Daisy! said...

I sent you an e-mail. I would really like help with getting the code I need to place that lovely picture in the sidebar of my blog. It's soooo pretty.

Mona @ la la by mona said...

I just found your swap through Mary and am so excited. Seriously - I just cleaned out two, yes two yogurt cartons today to be put in the recycle bin! HA!

I will post on my blog and am off to email you as well - count me in!

Thanks,
Mona

TOTEally Posh! said...

Just sent a message signing up! Sounds like a great swap!

Stevie said...

I just sent you an email! This is a perfect way to "recycle" our yogurt cups! Thanks!

The Chateau of Remnants said...

Great Swap sign me up please!

Melinda Cornish said...

I would love to play.....I will send you an email to sign up...melinda

WhineNRoses said...

I'd love to participate in the swap!!
what a great idea!!!!
I am so excited about Easter coming up soon!!!
Jenn~

Mary Ellen said...

I have signed up and have the sweet little button on my blog! I can't wait to see who I get for swap partners!!

Had DH go get some yogurt so I would have the cups ready when I have time to work on them(don't want him to have to gulp all that yogurt down at the last minute caz I procrastinated and now have a burr under my saddle to to them NOW!)(Yes I am another no yogurt eater- except Brown Cow Vanilla- and they don't have it in the little cups I don't think-)

blessings
mary

Lynne Laura said...

Oh Rhea! I love this and will send you an email straight away, yours is very pretty.

Kindredly, Lynne Laura

Michelle said...

I would love to join. Thanks!!!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

I want to do this! I will snag the badge and get it posted ASAP!

April but some call me Prilyy said...

i just sent you an email,,,would love to join and i added the button to my blog :)

Jonnie's Shabby Cottage Creations & More said...

I have sent you an email to join. I also sent my husband out for some yogurt so I can get started. What wonderful idea!! Blessings, Jonnie

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Rhea ~I wanted to stop by to reconnect. I've had a few absences from blogging and have lost touch with some of my friends.
Ever since winter landed on our doorstep...it provided us the motivation for a few indoor remodeling projects...in two homes! Which can be a bit daunting. So, I relish the breaks I get for blog visits.


It's wonderful how creative blog friends as yourself can be, that's why I love returning the gesture, by sharing cooking or DIY ideas.
I would love to participate in this swap. I'll check the itinerary and let you know. I'll post it on my sidebar to let my friends know.
I hope you can stop by so we can reacquaint ourselves.

Sweet wishes,
Sara

Jean Knee said...

Sounds like fun. Love your mini basket. Please sign me up!

Recycled Rita said...

This sounds like fun! Is there still room? I would like to do it!
karen....

mimi said...

Hi Rhea,
I purchased my yogurt today while at the grocery store. Now I just have to eat it and get ready to be creative :) This is such a cleaver idea. I am so excited to join in the fun.
Mimi~

PeggyR said...

I'm looking forward to doing this swap. It is something very different for me. Thanks for hosting it!

Sheila said...

Count me in as well. I love easter and all the wonderful colors. It will be fun creating for this. I have so many people i see joining up that i know i would love to get a creation from.. Mercy look out glitter, crep paper, and bling bling.. we we all come.. lol

vintage frenchhen said...

I will e-mail you, because I think this sounds like a lot of fun. What a great idea! Marcia

Dolly said...

Ouuu Miss Rhea I wanna play too!

Thank you so much for hosting this fun swap!
Hugz, Dolly

come visit

Tobi Britton said...

Yay! This will be my very first swap! I am new to this all, I can't wait to be a part of the friendship and fun!!!

Duchess of Tea said...

Rhea darling what a lovely idea, looking at the photo I can not believe just a few days before this lovely basket was a plastic yogurt cup. Can't wait for the results.

Love & Hugs
Duchess

Couture de Papier said...

Can I join I have been using recycling stuff for packing shipments..I amazed at the feedback I get.I grew up very poor so I was born Green!

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Oh Rhea! This is such a wonderful idea! I've been wanting to do a swap for a long time and this one sounds perfect. count me in!
Patricia :o)

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Oh what a fun swap. Please count me in. I will e-mail you also. I too have a passion for children's ministries. I work with all the children at my church in various roles. Our big passion is making cards for the sick and elderly. Please do show tutorials as this would be a good project for my Sunday School Class grades 1-3. I am bible school director also. Have a great night...Mary

Linda said...

Oh,so glad I stopped by. I would love to do this. I hope it's not too late to join. Off to mail you my info.

Angie said...

I would be thrilled to join this!

Heather - Speckled Egg said...

I hope I'm not too late to join! I'd love to play! Just sent you an email. :)

MaryJanes and Galoshes said...

I'm a day late, but in my defense I just found this today! Sent you an email, hope I can still play.

Ginger said...

I want to play, I loooove Easter decorating and I loooooove yogurt!!
Off to email you.

Ginger

Merci-Notes said...

OOO, I missed finding out about this! I love the parameters! I think I will find me some blueberry yogurt and still have some fun alongside all of you!

With Kindness,
Mary

Under the Willow said...

I am looking forward to see how people came up with ideas! Sweet and perfect for spring.

Betty's corner of the world said...

My Dear Sweet Rhea ... I know I'm to late for the swap but I just had to share ... Well, I saw your 'darling little baskets' on your blog ...I emailed a picture of them to my daughter at work and said .."I found it" ..."our Easter project for this year" ...We were soo excited and couldn't wait to get started and Tina said she was going to make one for each of her three daughters-in-law and for her friends in her Bible study group...Well, I gotta tell you .. "You are amazing" cuz four and a half hours and a glass of wine later all we had was a big mess and we each made one basket which by the way didn't look at all as pretty as yours. ..lol..I'm posting a pic of them on my blog ..Oh yeah and Tina decided she was not going to give them as gifts after all ..lol
The baskets aren't what we expected them to look like, but we sure had a lot of fun 'trying' to make them.
Even though I'm to late for the swap, I will post your swap on my blog.
Hugz ...Betty