Is everyone getting ready for Christmas? I'm mostly trying to keep the baby from pulling off ornaments and eating them. However, with my little bit of spare time, I participated in a fun gift exchange hosted by Craftaholics Anonymous. I was paired up with another crafter and we sent each other gifts. Here is what I sent:
I decorated this wooden box by decoupaging a floral napkin onto the top. Before attaching it, I cut out the word CREATE to leave the wood poking through. Next I filled the box with lots of little crafting goodies. When you are a craft hoarder like me, you build up quite the supply. Everything was color-coordinated of course :)
I also wanted to send something a bit more "handmade" so I created this little owl ornament. I was so happy with it that I made a few more to add to my shop. You know, it happens. I was a little late sending my gift so I also threw in one of my peacock prints.
In exchange, I got this wonderful chalkboard bunting. I had a hard time getting a good picture of it because we hung it over a glass door. Hopefully you can see it alright. It's very cute. Right now, it says "Happy Christmas" but it will be very fun to change it up for parties.
I loved getting such a beautifully sewn gift because my sewing skills are still developing. That's the fun of an exchange like this.
Has anyone else tried something like this? Any exchanges that you have really enjoyed?