Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Summer Craft Exchange Part 2

Yesterday I posted about the craft that I created for the craft exchange hosted by Craftaholics Anonymous.  In exchange for my yarn wreath, I received a Christmas card ornament and some beautiful beaded bracelets.

Nicole, the woman that I exchanged with has a business where she creates handcrafted ornaments (similar to the one above) out of an invitation.  If you check out her website , you can see all the neat ornaments that she has made from different invitations.  What a cool keepsake!  Thanks for the beautiful gift Nicole!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Summer Craft Exchange

Back in June, I signed up for a summer handmade gift exchange through the blog Craftaholics Anonymous.  My college friend Amanda told me about the exchange and I thought it would be fun to make a craft for someone else and get one in return. I was paired up with Nicole, a woman from New Jersey. I decided to make her a festive 4th of July yarn wreath.

I had actually already wrapped the wreath in white yarn and it was just waiting for a fun design.  I made the flowers out of red and blue felt and hot glued them to the wreath.  I then added coordinating ribbon and some silver wired garland.  I think it turned out pretty cute and reminded me of the yarn wreath that I made for the Christmas Shoppe a few years ago.

Here is the thank you note that I received from Nicole:

Hi Danielle,

I picked up my package just in time to take it to the beach with us. We hung your wreath and enjoyed it at the house we were staying at for out 4th celebration.


Yay!  I was so happy that Nicole received the gift in time for her 4th of July celebration

Stay tuned tomorrow for the gift I received from Nicole!

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