Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Swap Alert: *~May Baskets~*

As you have clearly seen, I'm on a basket binge lately. I love making them. It all started with Cerri with her prompt and her contest..which I ended up winning. Too funny! This one above, I made to house my glorious mosaic spring egg from Michelle, aka Mosiac Cottage . I thought it needed its own special home. Baskets are great, because you can do any theme you can imagine and pretty much put anything that you want into them. So after sharing a bunch of them in the last several posts, I noticed that Mary mentioned that there's always May baskets to be made. Yes, indeed there is! I've always been a fan of the May basket tradition of making a little basket of spring goodies and putting it on a neighbors door. So my wheels started turning and I decided it would be fun to share the spring love through blogland and host a
May Basket Swap!!!

Here are the details: Leave a comment here to let me know if you would like to participate and make sure to leave your email address. I will then email you and ask you for your mailing address.

I will take sign-ups until the end of day Thursday. You will then get an email on Friday letting you know the blog "neighbor" that you will be making your basket for. Baskets need to be sent out (Priority mail) by the 24th to give enough time to get to your partner by May 1st!!! **Both bloggers and blog readers can join...the more the merrier!!**

The baskets can be anything you want: store bought or handmade. Althought I think at least part of it should be handmade. I bought the basket above and altered and added to my hearts content. Fill your basket with spring goodies of any sort, vintage inspired it always nice. Since you can't send real flowers think silk flowers, velvet leaves, millinery flowers, birds, butterflies....whatever makes you smile:) When you get your swap partner you may want to email them and see what kind of color combinations and/or style that they like. Remember those amazing nests and wreaths I showed you from Maxine's? Here's one below. Think along those lines...


Tammy Gilley said...

Oh Kari, great idea! I am so in!!

Anonymous said...

Kari, is the swap only for those who have a blog, or can blog readers join in?

Anonymous said...

I want in I want in !!! how fun is this !!!

Anonymous said...

Happened upon your lovely blog a little while ago :) I would LOVE to join in on your swap~bethymonty@yahoo.com
My mind is already whirling with baskety ideas!

Anonymous said...

Count me in!!! You're the swap Queen!!

Anonymous said...

I'd love to join if you'll have me. :)

Jamie said...

I would love to be involved in the swap! I haven't gotten the Spring theme out of my system yet:)


Lila Rostenberg said...

Oh yes!!! I have always loved the idea of May Baskets! (My daughter was born on May Day!)
Please sign me in!
E-mail: roste11@cox.net

Anonymous said...

I can not resist!!! I have become a swapping fool! Count me in!

Karin @ creativechaos.typepad.com


Dede Warren said...

love, love, love this! go mama, go! count me in,please.

thanks, dede

Merci-Notes said...

Hi Kari! Of Coarse Count Me In! Merci!!!

Little ol' Me said...

What a FANTASTIC idea! I can't wait to play too!


Stephanie said...

Hi, I would love to join in.



Genevieve said...

Count me in ! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

SIGN ME UP! What a great idea Kari! So funny, I've had May baskets in my head lately too!
Love this idea! Can't wait to see who my partner is!
~Cerri xoxo

Anonymous said...

Ok! It's only right that the basketcase of blogging should join a basket swap, right?

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Hello Kari!

Oh, I would love to join in your swap! Ever since I started my blog I have missed every swap by getting there too late so I am so thrilled to enter my name!!


sassybead said...

Ooh Kari, this sounds like fun! I would love to play. I always loved May. I always picked pussywillows and brought them home to my mom on May first.

I am loving all of your baskets, btw. I had no idea that the one you did at Artfest was only one of many...

AmyB said...

I would love to participate in your basket swap. Thanks for hosting it! Thank you too for letting me vicariously visit ArtFest!

Anonymous said...

Kari, it's best that I pass this time don't you think. I love the idea but it's just to far away for this kind of swap.
I'am looking forward to see the pictures.
By the way, you really, really have great idea's


Monica said...

Sounds like fun! Count me in!

MarilynH said...

I wanna do this. :) What a fun idea---Kari--how do you have time for all the beautiful things you make? You are always cranking something out. LOL Did you stop sleeping? hee hee

Anonymous said...

I just happened upon your blog for the first time today. Lovely! Thank you for all the beautiful photos! You and your daughter are just so pretty, there is a classical sweetness to both of you. Anyways, may I join in the basket swap? That sounds like so much fun! Thank you! Sincerely, Cece

Anonymous said...

I don't have a blog, could I join in anyways? Sounds like so much fun!


Jenn said...

I am definitely up for this one! How fun!!

Jenn M.

Jenn said...

Is there a button to advertise this swap on our blogs?


Anonymous said...

oops, my email is mollypoffenbarger@yahoo.com

karo said...

Kari, it sounds like fun! You have a great blog- great art that feeds the soul.

e-mail: chugbug@tds.net

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I'd love to make a May basket. I have seen all these swaps and give-aways, but have not participated in any yet. This sounds like a wonderful way to start.


~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

I would love to join in!


Anonymous said...

I'm in! I keep thinking about it, so I'm just going to do it. :-) I sent you my email last night.

Katie Thornton

Sandy McTier Designs said...

OH Kari, I'd love to JOIN in the FUN.
If it's not too late?

I so LOVE your BLOG and come by daily for inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Ok, I have been debating since last night, but I think I am going to finally step up and say, "ME TOO!" I have never done a swap like this before and I just hope I do it justice. Your swaps are always something to drool over and I want to be a part of this one!
Dawn at www.artistreborne.typepad.com

Jus said...

can I? can i?


Anonymous said...

what a great idea. i am in.


Kathleen Grace said...

I am taking a step out of "lurkdom" and joining my first swap! Can't wait to see what I can come up with.

Kim said...

oh my goodness this looks like soooo much fun! i would love to join!

Anonymous said...

Kari, please count me in for the May Day Basket. I loved the little spring swap and have your cute pin hanging on my spring tree.


Anonymous said...

Hi Kari, can I join your swap? i am a frequent lurker and I love swap. Or at least I will if I can get my button one in the mail by tomorrow!
Thanks. Lisa

Anonymous said...

Count me in! Sounds like fun. I'm glad I made the cutoff today!

Anonymous said...

Ok I want to do it. I thought about it all day yesterday. I think it will be so fun.

Jess said...

Hi Kari. I read your blog almost everyday, but I've never done a swap yet so this will be fun. Thanks for organizing it!

Carol Soules said...

Ooooo..please include me!

Reminds me of my childhood. Growing up my Mom and I used to make May day baskets with violets in them. Then I would go around and hang them on the doors of elderly neighbors ... ringing their door bell and hiding behind the shrubbery to see their reaction. From that... to swaps with fellow bloggers Fun!
Carol cbsoules@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hey there girlie! Once again..the "end of the day" in Jenny and Aaron's personal dictionary is around 1 am!! LOL! If I am too late to sign up, I tooootally understand. Worth a shot! Looks like a fabulous group of gals!!

Just wanted you to know a package is headed your way!! I hope both you and Chloe love it to bits!! Give that lil cutie a hug from Aaron and I!! : )

Happy Happy Spring!!

xoxo Jenny

Anonymous said...

Oh do count me in! It's only 11 PM here on the west coast, so it IS still Thursday! My blog is: http://journals.aol.com/hwoodred/everyday-cookies/ and my email is: hwoodred@aol.com!
Fun! I do love May!

Anonymous said...

Hey girl, count me in, I would love to create and receive one. Creatively, Tammie Moore www.myartsoulwings.typepad.com

Ruth Rae said...

I am late on this! :(
but if you need one last person please let me play :)

Anonymous said...

Hmm...Am I too late? If not, may I join the fun?!


suzi finer said...

I'm sure that I'm a day too late (been crazy with work) but if there is still any room (or a "wait list"....?)
Suzi Finer

Anonymous said...

Hi, Kari!

Thanks for including me in the May basket swap. I'm very excited:)


orachel said...

Ok...I am so bummed I missed this! Youre all partnered up, huh? Well, I've never done a swap before, but boy oh boy have I got some goodies! Please stick me on your next list...really on any subscribe,newsletter, group lists you have. Your work is incredible, and I'm totally in awe of your talent!

I just cant wait to get involved with this!

I'm at orachel54@yahoo.com

Please please please let me know when you're doing something like this (or really anything you've got going on, I'm sure I'd love it all!).

And I don't know what a chenille cupcake is...but I LOVE chenille...love cupcakes...I want one too! (pout!) LMAO..

Have fun ladies, and I can't wait to join in your reindeer games in the future!

rachel kendall
orachel is digiscrap name

Birds of a Feather said...

hi kari - would love to join in on the fun swap! my kids and i have done this for years, placing baskets of flowers on neighbors porches.

Anonymous said...

Which Thursday was the deadline? Am I too late? :(
Brieanne at