If you have been reading my blog for a while now, you will know I have a slight obsession with craft swaps. They combine my love of crafting, post and pretty packaging. With each one I’ve participated in, I’ve challenged myself to make something I have never tried before. You can read all about my previous swaps here and here.
The latest swap I participated in was the Handmade Gift Exchange by Craftaholics Anonymous which used a snazzy website called Elfster to connect you with your giftee. For this exchange, my giftee was different to the person who I received a handmade item from.
I was so chuffed to receive this wonderful embroidery of a camera in a gorgeous little hoop from Polly of JaKandGEEGEE - she must have found out I like photography from looking at my blog. I really love the colour and can’t wait to hang it up!
My giftee Heather, was located all the way in California so I contacted her to ask her likes, dislikes and if there was anything from the UK she wanted me to send. She told me she collected postcards and enjoyed baking so I found some traditional Cambridge ones and wrote some recipes in a card. Having just learnt to crochet, I made a crochet clothes hanger in pink – my first crochet project following a pattern! I don’t know she liked it as it hasn’t arrived yet, fingers crossed…..
Check out all the other lovely gifts that were sent and received here.
The next exchange takes place in November. If you are interested you can sign up for a reminder email on their website.
What do you think of my gifts this time?