Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Swim It Forward
On July 25, The Whimsy Trove's shop proprietor started an Etsy forum post encouraging Etsy members to join in on a round of "Swim it Forward". Named so because of an idea started when a fellow member of Etsy, thebirdsandbees, sent in a felted fish to the Etsy headquarters, and started a swimmy revolution. You can read all about the Swimmy here and here, and see its current huge form in the offices of Etsy here. The Whimsy Trove wanted to take the concept one step further, and encouraged Etsy members to jump in and "Swim if Forward" by signing onto the forum post and agreeing to send the next person down a Swimmy. I jumped at the chance and am happily sending my Swimmy to the owner of Dawn's Designs and More. I made my swimmy and sewed him onto a little simple unlined pencil pouch because I wanted to make something that seemed like me, and could be used in some way. I hope they like it! I resized the template slightly and shaped my fishy a little more plump.