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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

And I'm telling you that you're gonna need a raincoat.

I just discovered this. Which is a coincidence, as I was just discussing cultural swaps with someone earlier. I am hoping to make a cultural swap soon.

Things I can offer to potential swapees:

  • Knitted things
  • Small, strange looking things made of felt
  • Scottish things
  • British candy/sweets
  • Monkey related items
  • Paper things - stationery, stickers
  • British magazines
  • Craft supplies - yarn, beads, fabric
  • Funky stuff
  • Words of (faux) wisdom

Things I'd like to receive

  • Yarn
  • Monkey things
  • Sock monkey related items
  • Beads
  • Fabric
  • Savoury snacks/candy
  • Green apple flavour Extra chewing gum
  • Things from Old Navy
  • stationery
  • Japanese cuteness
  • Japanese childrens reading books/school books

I am a crafter, so crafty things are always a winner for me. I am a big fan of all things Japanese and cute and am currently (trying to) learn to speak Japanese. Oh, and candy of course. Oh, and I don't have my ears pierced, so no earrings!

Although new to this swapping stuff, I do know what I don't want to do. I don't want to be going round shops with a shopping list for you. I want to "swap" things I already have with you or stuff I can make/easily obtain.

Holding down a full time job and running my own business means I don't have the time to go hunting round Top Shop - that's what Ebay's for people! If there is a thing you specifically want, then I will try and get it, but I'm afraid I can't accommodate specific but vague demands - e.g. one brass rubbing of a shire horse with a green frame. :)

posted by Claire @ 10/11/2006 04:33:00 pm | 15 comments | links

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At 11:47 am GMT, Blogger salvagesistas said...

hello Moosh,

I am Adelene from Singapore. I would love to swap with you. I can send you Singapore candy/snacks as well as some Singaporean vintage items too. I am also a fan of vintage stuff, accessories, tees, bags etc, i collect and use them. =) In exchange, i would love to get some English stuff (teas, recipes or food), especially candy, vintage anything, cute tees,cute fabric, nice postcards/photographs and cute stationery. oh ya, i love handmade stuff too, maybe a knitted scarf, something small and interesting made of felt =) or an interesting handbag. anything cute and nice from the UK that i can't here in sunny Singapore would do. =) Do visit my site, www.salvagesistas.blogspot.com or email me at sheanerd@gmail.com Hope to hear from you soon. =p Tell me what else you'd like and i see if i can get them as well. I also wouldn't mind giving a little something extra in the package, no charge whatsoever, just for my swap pal. =) i like surprises and usually package my items in an unusual way so as to surprise my swap pal.


At 4:08 am GMT, Blogger cake&pie said...

Hi, I'd love to swap with you! You said you'd like to swap with me (I live in Thailand). I agree about the not-having-shopping-lists-for-people thing! I hadn't thought of it as boldly as that - but it makes bloody good sense to make it clear from the start, eh?

So, yessss - i would love anything from LUSH (not that that is a shopping list)! I just miss that loverly smell in my bathroom, when you have a couple of bath ballistics in there and they scent the air. i have no bath here, though, so ballistics are of no use (I wish I could request a Fairy Jasmine :0( !!). i'd love anything else.

Is there anything you remember from Thailand that you'd love? I do have one thing I can deffo send you - I've just spent 4 days in Chiang Mai, and the Sunday night market here is just out of this world! The most jaw-droppingly gorgeous stuff for sale - so cheap! And you get to support local trades/craftspeople. It's shopping heaven.

So, let's get swapping! I'm on a bit of a budget here, so I'm looking to send small-but-perfectly-formed packages with fab, little things inside. I'll be trying to send lots of small, inexpensive items, but with a dollop of funkiness.

What music do you like?

Fun! xx

At 10:55 am GMT, Blogger moosh said...

Hey! Cake & Pie, 2 of my most favourite things! That sounds cool - and I would also relish the chance for a trip to Lush, as it is such a fab shop! Are you from Bath originally, did I read correctly?

Can you please email me at mrspiquante@gmail.com or send me your email address so I can send you some more details?


Claire :)

At 5:56 am GMT, Blogger Tracy said...


I just signed up for this swap (I'm not even listed on the site yet) but if you would like to trade some things from the USA let me know. I can definetly get you crafty stuff, snacks etc.

post a comment on my blog if you're interested.
Only email me if you are willing to get me the tears of a jaded virgin at exactly midnight during a full-moon. Otherwise, really what's the point?
(I'm kidding, kidding.)

At 8:06 pm GMT, Blogger wolfmom2ac said...

Hey moosh!!
I just got you note from my blog about wanting to do a swap.(baublesblingsnotherthings.blogspot.com) I would love to do a swap with you!!! Some how my blog ate you note you left and I had to beat up my computer so that I get it!! Email me so that we can get something going!! Also let me know what kind of japanese craft books you like.
I look farward to hearing from you!!
EMAIL ME: dcwolfmom2ac@(at)charter.(dot)net

At 12:45 am GMT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello from Kansas, USA! I'd love to set-up swap with you! I can send you candy/snacks, crafty stuff (just let me know what kind - paper, yarn, buttons, stickers, etc), magazines, samples packs (shampoo, body wash, lotion, etc). If you have a special request, just let me know and I'll let you know if I can find it. What I'd like in return - surprise me! Things I'd like from your country include handmade items by you, candy/snacks, tea, photos/postcards.

If you're interested, e-mail me at:


At 7:32 pm GMT, Anonymous Shanbelle said...

come on belle what about one brass rubbing of a shire horse with a purple frame then? :-) lol this swapping thingys a great idea.

At 12:01 am GMT, Blogger PhoenixFlameFeather said...

Yes! i'm interested in swapping...
I am a bit busy (and broke) until christmas...I am in high school, and I work in a retail store...I havent much time besides...
after xmas, things will die down quite a bit, and then I will be HAPPY to! Phoenixflamefeather@yahoo.com

At 8:09 pm GMT, Blogger robotgirl said...

I'd love to swap with you. My blog is here--http://indiegirls.blogspot.com/2006/10/trade-with-me.html an if you'd like--we can set up a swap at weasfan@aol.com.

Hope to hear from you!

At 3:29 am GMT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Moosh! I'm Shell from USA. I would love to swap with you. I can send you Japanese stuff (craft magazines, books, stationary, stickers, candy). I am NOT Japanese, however I do work right next to a Japanese market, clothing/bag/knick-knack shop, and market. I can also send you some cute fabric, yarn, and lot's of other things from the US. I would love to receive fabric, stationary, cultural related things, yummy & cool candy, magazines... the list goes on. Come check out my blog- http://sewkrafty.blogspot.com/ my email address is vanilla_bm@hotmail.com . I signed up with Gimmeyourstuff today, and am anxiously waiting for an approval.
Hope to talk to you soon. =P

At 4:39 am GMT, Anonymous Samantha said...

hii there!! my name is samantha! im from texas in the u.s. and i was wondering if maybe you would like to swap!! well let me know!! my email is sofballchik1@aol.com and my blog is http://sofballchik1.livejournal.com let me know

At 3:50 am GMT, Blogger Maria said...

Hey there,
My name is Maria and I'm a 19 year old girl from the USA. I just joined Gimme Your Stuff and I'm trying to find some people to swap with, and I was wondering if you'd be interested. :)

Check out my swap blog to see what I offer and what I'm interested in, and let me know!

I live next to a HUGE Old Navy, so I can get you items from there, as well as monkeys, craft supplies, and green apple flavored stuff. Name what you'd like and I'll do my best to get it. :)


Hope to hear from you soon,

At 4:29 am GMT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I first joined GYS, I got a post from you (november)
and I never replyed--IM SORRY!
I am interested in swapping with you...and can definitely help you with Old Navy Stuff--I WORK in store!
I don't have a lot of beads, but I might have buttons...which can be fun too....
email me and we can work something out maybe?

At 2:34 am GMT, Blogger Un Jour... said...

My name is Patty and I am from NY. I am looking to do a swap with someone in Scotland and would love to send you some apple extra chewing gum as well as other great stuffs:)

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