be my valentine?

Since you guys are giving such great suggestions abou the blog and website (see post below) I wanted to bounce an idea off of you. What would you think about doing a swap with other Free People blog readers? Like maybe on a Valentine’s theme?
If you are unfamiliar with swapping, here’s how it would go… Any readers interested (and hopefully a bunch of Free People employees too!) would be paired up with another reader. You would hand make something for this person and send it in the mail. And someone else will be making you a suprise and sending it your way. I figure we all share a similar aesthetic, have a passion for the handmade, and who doesn’t like getting mail?
So who’s interested? Anyone have a better idea than handmade Valentines treasures? Let me know and I can start to figure out dates and how to coordinate everything…
About the above photo… I was wandering around on flickr and came across this book. I think it’s absolutely incredible and had to post it. I’m not sure how “right” it is to post images from flickr, but here is the link to the artist.



Alison -January 5, 2007, 12:11AM

this sounds amazing. i’m obsessed with the free people aesthetic. i’m down.

Edwina Morris -January 5, 2007, 12:15AM

A swap sounds good – I am definately interested, please keep me posted!

jenn knits a lot -January 5, 2007, 12:22AM

this is a great idea!
freshly{blended} and cake + pie recently did a holiday swap and it was amazingly successful
check out the flickr group for the holiday swap 2006!

eve -January 5, 2007, 2:09AM

actually sounds like fun!

heidi -January 5, 2007, 9:03AM

please sign me up! sounds fantastic!

Leska -January 5, 2007, 10:11AM

Sign me up! I think this would be so much fun and I always need something to drive me to craft.

Karen -January 5, 2007, 10:39AM

Count me in!

Alicia -January 5, 2007, 10:52AM

I would love to participate.

jen -January 5, 2007, 10:55AM

I’d love to do it. I’m in

Sara -January 5, 2007, 11:08AM

I would love to do this! If Canadians are allowed in!

angela elizabeth -January 5, 2007, 11:37AM

sounds so fun! i think embellishing shadow boxes or journals could be really great ….journals could even be swapped more than once – although that could wind up making things unnecessarily complicated.
check out this artist for some amazing inspiration that i’m completely obsessed with right now:

Sarah -January 5, 2007, 11:49AM

Sounds like fun,keep me posted on the details!

Jessica -January 5, 2007, 12:18PM

I would definitely by interested in participating in this swap! I just love getting packages, but as you said so rightly so before who doesn’t!
Just give me a time and a place and I will be there!

Jamie -January 5, 2007, 12:37PM

YESSSS! Of course, I adore swaps like this!

jennifer -January 5, 2007, 12:39PM

Would love to participate…please send details!

sheena -January 5, 2007, 12:46PM

i’m in!!

sam -January 5, 2007, 1:32PM

sounds like a fun idea!

Jennifer -January 5, 2007, 6:29PM

I wanna play!! Let me know details

lara -January 5, 2007, 7:19PM

Sounds like a rad idea! I want!

tiffanie -January 5, 2007, 8:16PM

that would be an awesome swap – a valentine theme is perfect!

lee -January 5, 2007, 10:53PM

great idea! count me in! :)

jamie -January 5, 2007, 11:22PM

sounds like a swell idea. i’m going to start mine right now!!!

Jenny -January 5, 2007, 11:31PM

:) I’m in, too!

Mary -January 5, 2007, 11:55PM

I would love to participate in the swap!! I like the Valentine’s theme!
Great idea!

Julia -January 6, 2007, 12:15AM

I’d love to do this, sounds really fun!!!

kayte -January 6, 2007, 12:17AM

sounds great! i’m in!
i think it would be cool to swap handmade valentines with multiple partners too. i participated in the aforementioned holiday ornament swap and it was really fun.

Julia -January 6, 2007, 12:48AM

I’d love to do this, it sounds really fun!!!

ceci -January 6, 2007, 1:50AM

i think that i’d be interested.

nicole -January 6, 2007, 9:50AM

sounds lovely – i’d love to participate!

Mindy -January 6, 2007, 1:32PM

I’d love to play! Are you thinking of keeping the trades similar or varied? I sew reconstructed sweaters, tees, and make jewelry.

kimberly -January 7, 2007, 9:05AM

sounds fun! would definitely be interested. finally made my first visit to a free people store (Arlington). so exciting!

Stacey -January 7, 2007, 12:47PM

Swapping Valentines sounds awesome! Count me in!
And thank you Free People for coming up with such amazing ideas!

Nyasha -January 7, 2007, 4:42PM

Love idea too,was wondering if one had t be in the USA to take part.I’m in Barbados,in the caribbean.

emily bihl -January 7, 2007, 7:09PM

i’m totally in! i love swapping… just got done with a few so now my schedual’s open for this! yay!

emily -January 7, 2007, 7:24PM

sure, sounds awesome!!! count me in, i love swappin’.

Samantha Lamb -January 7, 2007, 10:47PM

I am glad you folk at free people can appreciate flickr..i have been a member for almost 3 years:) ….i too would love to particiapate… i love sending care packages:)

mara -January 7, 2007, 11:42PM

i’m definetly interested – this is such a cute idea! could i get some more details?

Holly -January 8, 2007, 10:55AM

Yes please!

janelle -January 8, 2007, 11:22AM

i think i am down. no i am

Sarah -January 8, 2007, 11:52AM

I looove your photography Samantha! I love the jezebel series…it’s lovely!

Jen -January 8, 2007, 12:00PM

Absolutely; I would be interested. Are there particular guidelines that swappers would follow?

Samantha Lamb -January 8, 2007, 4:09PM

why thank you Sarah:) way to kind:)

Lauren Mayerle -January 9, 2007, 12:23AM

That’s a wonderful idea!! I love the creativity! Absolutely sign me up!

suzi -January 9, 2007, 9:23AM

I’m cutting and glueing as we speak!!!LOOOOOOOOOOOve to play on the looooooooove day!

Anna -January 9, 2007, 4:46PM

I’m interested!

leslie -January 9, 2007, 4:56PM

that would be great!

Judith -January 10, 2007, 12:53PM

A wonderful idea, count me in!

Abbey -January 10, 2007, 1:20PM

I would love to participate!

chelseamarie -January 11, 2007, 9:03AM

the ultimate play-date! i adore this idea, and am already excited for more to come.
let’s swap, shall we?

Katie -January 11, 2007, 9:05AM

hey free people~love the blog! i just wanted to let you know, the book you posted was actually created by a group of artists. its called a “chunky book” or “fat book” project, each participant creates a set of pages, then someone compiles everyone’s pages, and every person gets a unique book. it’s a fun project to be involved in. ;)

monika -January 11, 2007, 11:16AM

fo sho, count me in!

Nerissa -January 13, 2007, 12:05AM

Please let me know all the details, I would like to swap with someone.

Lisa Morales -January 13, 2007, 3:42PM

bring it….sounds like fun

Karen -January 13, 2007, 6:33PM

I’m in too!

Megan -January 16, 2007, 3:51PM

I would love to participate! Anywhere with anyone!

Sarah -January 18, 2007, 8:38PM

ooooh, count me in!!! What a sweet idea!

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