I signed up for the Holiday 2011 Handmade Gift Exchange hosted by Craftaholics Anonymous a few weeks ago. I was very excited to receive my partner (Hi Janice!) and enjoyed swapping emails these past few weeks. From the information Janice shared, I chose to sew her some goodies for her kitchen using colors and patterns I thought she might like.
I had been wanting to make a coffee cozy for a while now and thought this was the perfect time to try. I made her a matching mug rug to go with the cozy.
I hadn't planned on making any coasters to go with the mug rug, but when I saw this houndstooth at Jo-Ann's during their Thanksgiving sale, I had to nab some! Janice said she loves houndstooth!
And because she said she was a girly girl, I also tried my hand at this felt brooch in pink. I received one in the Be Embellished! brooch exchange last winter and decided that I wanted to try my hand at it. I think I definitely will be making more of these in the very near future!
The whole shebang...well, almost. I sent this out on Tuesday, but I had really wanted to make something for her little ones. Back in May, I made a bunch of crayon wallets for Abigail's birthday party and wanted to make some more. I knew I wouldn't get it done before the deadline so I sent Janice's things out first. Her youngest girls will have a colorful package in a few days time:)