August 12, 2010 at 8:56 am #473230BangersMember
I’d love to join in. I read a lot and would love books on cooking, gardening, food preserving, sustainable living.
Any old tools will always be put to good use.
I have two dogs (small terriers) as well.
Well done, Lady B!!! 😀August 12, 2010 at 11:34 am #473231luvinMember
i am so in for this one,luv the one we had last year
always on search for old weird items to use for embellishment doilies,hankies,old jewellry,especially beaded necklaces
fav colour hot pink
please no dust collectors e.g ornaments non useful itemsAugust 13, 2010 at 9:39 am #473232mtgardinerMember
hi all well i am going to try this one never go into our op shop …………..so to my swapp buddy i hope i get this right
as for me i love surprises
cheers cherylAugust 13, 2010 at 10:35 am #473233nessienooMember
Okay, I’ve put my hand up to be a Swap Buddy! So exciting.:clap:
I wonder what I’ll get? I wonder what I’ll find for my Swap Buddy?
To my lovely Swap Buddy….
I love kitchen stuff especially old utensils, dishes, cutlery, etc.
I also love reading history books (especially about Australian history) and I like old-fashioned cook books and household guides.
I hope that helps.August 13, 2010 at 11:24 am #473234darlsMember
Looks like I will just made it in this time! Phew… (yep was peeved that I missed out the previous Swap!)
Anyway, I am into sewing, chooks, plants, finding great furnitures (but this would pose an issue with postage, eh? 😉 ), jars, vintage fabrics and such… I like green, purple, orange and cream… Umm…. I cannot think of anything else! 😆
Looking forward to this – had fun with the last OpShop Swap!
Thanks Lady for organising this once again :kiss:
Cheers! :hug:August 13, 2010 at 12:02 pm #473235dixiebelleMember
Ooh, how exciting! I didn’t think I would have time, or skills, to be involved in the Homemade Swap, but op shopping, I CAN do (and do on a regular basis!) 😀
OK, when op shopping it is usually for clothing, but I do like finding (and would be easy to post):
* fabrics, interesting buttons, ribbons, bits & bob’s for sewing/ craft
* vintage patterns (size 14 for me)
* retro aprons or silk scarves
* crochet or cotton doilies
* wool, yarn, knitting needles or crochet hooks
* table linen, like quality vintage/ exotic placemats, table runners, napkins
I am also into:
* gardening, cooking, sewing, reading, learning craft
* permaculture, self sufficiency, DIY
My favourite colours are:
* dark pink, teal green and ruby red
Thank you very much to my swap-buddy-to-be… I will be excited to get my surprise, whatever it is!! 😀August 14, 2010 at 5:27 am #473236epiphany_Member
Is it bad that I decided to spend this morning cruising the op shops (haven’t been for a wee while)…”just looking to see what’s there,” I told myself. I got some great finds incl, among other things, a fully-equipped cane picnic basket for $15 (which the kids & I will enjoy using), assorted kitchen & knitting/sewing paraphernalia (incl several sets of punch cards for my knitting machine…at $1 a set, how could I say no?!), & the coolest, tackiest NZ tea towel I’ve seen for a while (I’m from NZ originally) that I’m going to turn into a cushion cover. I can tell this swap is going to be as much an excuse for me to go shopping as it is a chance to find something lovely for my swap partner to be 😆August 14, 2010 at 7:27 am #473237mudhenMember
Ok, so I had a look at the thread from last years op shop swap and I think I can manage this one. I found another op shop by accident the other day and it was one of those stuffed to the brim ones full of interesting things. The salvos shops in Adelaide seem to have become very organized and it’s actually harder to find treasures there.
For my swap buddy:
I collect cookie cutters and biscuit tins, specially interesting odd shaped ones (tins that is). Cotton or linen tablecloths, books or magazines on organic gardening and or cooking, interesting buttons or trims or fabrics that can be recycled into shopping bags or other crafty things, small glass jars. Hmm, you get the picture, pretty much anything!
Thanks again Lady B, I am looking forward to this!August 17, 2010 at 12:09 pm #473238mumof6Member
Whow I can not beleive this one got past me have pm’ed ladyB hope my late pm is accepted if not 🙁 thats life.
we will be moving end of sept to our farm that is totally solar power so have been looking at solar and electric free gadgets for kitchen and lighting shall be interesting:DAugust 17, 2010 at 11:38 pm #473239Lady BeeKeymaster
Due to an unplanned few days away (no it wasn’t a holiday), I’ve missed the Monday 16th deadline I set, so those late-comers are in.
Swappers so far are:
If your name isn’t on that list and you want to be in it, send me a PM immediately or by the end of today (Wednesday) at the latest.
I’ll probably start sorting swap buddies tomorrow.August 17, 2010 at 11:48 pm #473240luvinMember
i do hope you are alright
:hug::hug:August 18, 2010 at 8:50 am #473241weaverMember
I adore op shopping so I think the buying bit is going to be heaps of fun.
For my swap buddy: I love gardening related bits and bobs, baskets, old books -particularly gardening ones and old recipe ones,
I am not really into ornamental things (more dust catchers)
Most of all I hope my swap buddy has as much fun trawling op shops as I intend to have :metal:August 18, 2010 at 1:14 pm #473242Lady BeeKeymaster
Hey, Luvin, I’m fine. Just a slight crisis with my mother which had me zipping to Melbourne for a few days. She’s fine now, as am I, well actually I caught a flippin cold in Melbourne, so NOT HAPPY.August 18, 2010 at 2:21 pm #473243MuzzyMember
Good to hear Lady B:hug:August 18, 2010 at 9:27 pm #473244Storm7Member
Hi guys I am in.
This is my first time so I hope I get this right for my swap buddy. Love going op shopping.
I am into books gardening and cooking. love tins. Unusual stuff for placing in the garden for show, Not into knick nacks as they do collect to much dust. Going off to have a look this morning shall have some fun.:metal:
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