I just finished my first ever "swap".
It was a lot of fun and it was challenging. If you know of any good swaps coming up let us know; I can see where these swaps can become addicting.
Tabitha at http://creativewingsboutique.blogspot.com had a Very Merry Unbirthday Cake Swap and so I joined. She gave me a partner and I had about a month to come up with the idea, shop for the goodies inside the unbirthday cake and get crafty and execute my idea. I found out what my partner's interests were and since she said she was a seamstress I just ran (with scissors) with that idea.
Here is my very merry unbirthday cake, notice the pincushion topper
and here are some of the unbirthday presents inside the cake