Monday, September 12, 2005


Hi everyone.

You would have received your matchup by now. We hope you've sent your partner an email or commented on their blog!

A few little housekeeping items. Firstly, when sending out the matchups there are some commas missing from addresses, so please check that your address will make sense to the person sending to you and if you feel it needs clarification please let your partner know.

If you've accidentally revealed your true identity to your partner, that's ok! Let's just guys now get to be 'real'people for each other. Please don't fret. Just keep what you're making secret!

We've added a link to Kath at Red Current's bag links. She's a linkin' machine. We'll post some more inspiration soon.

And, finally, the blogroll is up, go and check out everyone's blogs. That's all for now, we look forwarding to seeing all your creations.

Thursday, September 08, 2005


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.

Monday, September 05, 2005


They're coming, really they are. All the matchups have been done, and we're checking them and getting ready for the big email out through this week. It's a lot of work, and the emails take hours of our time (mainly Nic's - it really is a mammoth effort), while also trying to work and be good people to our families, so please be patient with us. We're hoping they are all out by this Friday, and then we can all get started on some serious making of stuff!