Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Handmade Gift Exchange {gift I gave}

So a while ago I was reading Craftaholics Anonymous, and Linda was talking about wrapping up the Handmade Gift Exchange for the fall season.  Super curious and intrigued, I marked the sign-up date for the next round on my computer calendar {when it actually came time I almost forgot}.  
I so enjoyed making these gifts for my newest friend!  I have never met her, but maybe someday in this small world we will.
I first started out with some fabric baskets similar to the ones that I made before:
This time I appliqued the letters of her sons' name on them - hopefully somewhere she can use little places to catch his toys, collections, etc.  This was actually my very FIRST attempt with applique and Heat n' Bond adhesive - such a great way to personalize items.

With the left over fabric I decided that she needed some decor to go with the boxes:

This was also a fun project - my friend Chartreuse has been making these on our sewing days, and as I shopped for fabric the past few times I have been coordinating with pennant banners in mind - although this was the first one that actually happened!  Funny how you can be influenced by the people you craft with!

 And I may have included a surprise for her {actually, I did not take photos, so you'll have to wait until I finish the next one}.

Thank  you to Linda for coordinating all of this exchange business - I know that it must be a huge job.

Linking up to the Handmade Gift Exchange Linky Party

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