|Swap Coordinator:||Kay (contact)|
|Swap categories:||Crocheting Crafts Dolls|
|Number of people in swap:||6|
|Type:||Type 2: Flat mail|
|Last day to signup/drop:||September 24, 2011|
|Date items must be sent by:||October 15, 2011|
|Number of swap partners:||1|
How is your sense of creativity? Is there anyone willing to step away from the orderly, cute and pretty?
I have been making amigurumi style toys for years but have always been horrified by the wicked cost of postage. I have decided, my apologies to anyone who is already doing this, to make some flat ones to fit in an ordinary envelope.
These toys, FLATTIES, are crocheted or knitted and never designed to be stuffed. They have some 3D characture but mainly look like they have been run over by a truck, a sort of amigurumi roadkill. For those not interested in crochet or knitting I have made corn doll style toys, but made from yarn, PLAITTIES, also flat enough to fit in an envelope. They can be small people (flatmates if you are English), animals, flowers, whatever takes your fancy.
Warning: they are ugly, there are no patterns and no rules. Just make your choice of flattie or plaittie and send it to one partner. Enclose an extra if you want, maybe a postcard of where your Flattie was run down.
This swap is not about perfect craft, just amusement. I used wool to make mine but any yarn will be fine. Decorate them if you want.
Flaking will make me cry and I cry ugly.
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