Pheeewww. The matchups have all been mailed out. Read 'em and check 'em.
The blogroll will be up soon, hopefully on Sunday.
If a L. Seven is reading this, please email us at backtackATgmailDOTcom , thanks.
Ok, on to the FAQ's:
Is it anonymous? - Yes, until you post off your BT and the recipient receives it, it's anonymous. You can put in a note and reveal yourself when you post it or you can be mean and let your recipient wait until the flickr gallery is launched.
What happens if my circumstances change? - PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE find the time to drop us a quick email to say you'll need to withdraw or need help and we'll organise something for you. Don't be afraid! We'd rather know in advance and we understand that stuff happens.
Should I email my partner? - This isn't an option. :) Once you've recieved your matchup we want you to email (anonymously) your BT partner within 5 days of receiving the email to let them know that you're out there and reading their blog. Finding out about them and what interests them is the only way you'll be able to fill their bag. Maybe drop your partner an e-postcard. Just please contact them and stay in contact, read their blog, leave comments. Let them know when you've mailed your parcel, and follow it up - check to find out whether it's arrived, and similarly write and thank your person once you've received something.
Does my bag have to be sewn or made from fabric? - No, it can be knitted, crocheted, felted etc. We do ask that it is functional.
What's this about a kit? - The idea behind this BT is that you make a bag that would suit your recipient and take the time to find out about your partner, is there a craft they love or would like to try? Make a kit for them to make something. It could be a softie, or a cushion, bag or any other type of craft. You could straight out ask them, but make sure it's fun and easily accommodated in a bag (this isn't the time to launch into carpet weaving...).
I haven't heard from my partner - If say within 10 days of receiving your matchup email, you haven't heard from your partner. Please contact us via backtackATgmailDOTcom so we can put a rocket up them, in the nicest possible way.
It's the end of October and I haven't received anything - OK, before you contact us please can you do a couple of things:
1. If the person has been in contact and said they were posting something, please email them and ask when they posted it an when it might arrive.
2. If the person has NEVER emailed you then please do email us and we'll get in contact with them.
3. If your partner has emailed and said it's coming, be patient, if say, it hasn't arrived when she said it would then send her an email.