Earlier this summer, when my to-do list was already bursting at the seams, I stumbled across the Craftaholics Anonymous Summer 2014 Handmade Gift Exchange. Wendy has gotten me into a few of these types of exchanges in the past, but this is the first I decided to do on my own.
I was paired up with another crafter with whom to exchange handmade awesomeness and got to work. My partner was extremely easy going, which is great and also a little painful. I snooped around her Pinterest page a bit and didn't get anywhere. I wanted to make her something she would love or needed or had her eye on, but nothing jumped out at me. With little to go on, I stuck to what I (currently) love, stitching. The things I made her:
The first is a cross-stitched monogram necklace, the second, an embroidered and framed flower (the flower was made by my friend Barbara; I can't crochet or knit to save my life).
My partner sent me these handmade goodies in return:
I especially love the wreath because I haven't had one to put up in what feels like forever (I should probably made myself one, huh?).
The next Handmade Gift Exchange starts in December. Click here to sign up for an e-mail reminder so you can join the fun!