Last Day to Sign Up for 2016 SVE!


Hello! Just a quick note today with one last reminder that today’s the deadline to sign up for the Secret Valentine Exchange. We’ll stop taking sign-ups tonight, around midnight-ish my time (PST). We have nearly 150 participants!! Ute and I can’t wait to pair everyone up – there are over 20 countries represented, making this the most internationally diverse SVE yet!


I, of course, am planning, planning, planning. Last year, Ute made a stunning constellation mini quilt for Elle (scroll down a bit through all of Ute’s amazing Kollabora projects) and received knitted and sewn loveliness from Monika, and I received gorgeous tea towels and sachets from Mirta of Modern Botanics — much adored and used — and made this. You can see more of the swapped gifts from previous years at our Flickr pool as well (since Flickr isn’t used quite as much, we’ve opted to focus more on IG this year).

I feel remiss without giving Ute major  props for being the most generous and kindhearted partner in this annual collaboration we’ve stumbled into — Ute’s idea, naturally. We are very much a simpatico team, and it’s one of my very favorite things to do every year. We hope you’ll join us in this celebration of intercontinental friendships through handmade goods! Sign up here!




6 thoughts on “Last Day to Sign Up for 2016 SVE!

  1. I am so excited! What a fantastic list of participants we have! Can’t wait to send out all the emails with the secret Valentine information so it can all begin! It’s a joy to do this with you, Sanae! Xo

  2. Thank you both for your hard work and inspiration! That’s amazing you have 20 countries! This will be my first year signing up and I am really looking forward to it!

    1. Fabulous, so happy that you’ve signed up, Melissa! The last two years have been so wonderful, and we can’t wait to see all the amazing handmade creations this year!

  3. So sad to sit this one out this year. I’m still in the middle of arranging a new sewing space. By the time it’s sorted, I should have already caused a global delay. Have fun, group 150.

    1. We’re sad you won’t be able to join, but there’s always next year :-). Good luck with sewing space arranging! I bet it will look beautiful and be very functional. Thanks, Jing!

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