Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Handmade Gift Exchange



In my last post, I told you a little about the Craftaholics Handmade Gift Exchange.  Today, I am super excited because I get to show you the gifts I made for my partner, Meaghan!  But first, let me say, "thanks" to Linda of Craftaholics Anonymous for hosting this exchange.  Through her, and the gift exchange, I "met" Meaghan!  We've been corresponding for the past several weeks and I feel I've made a true friend!  The photo at the top of this post is of the journal cover I made for Meaghan.  I used TAP (Transfer Artist Paper) to transfer the vintage lady image.  I embellished the image with small beads.  I tea dyed the doily and attached it using a vintage button.  By the way, I sewed the journal cover to fit a standard sized composition notebook.  If interested, leave a comment or send me an email and I will detail the specific dimensions and sewing directions.



Besides the journal cover I sewed.  I tried my hand at a little jewelry making.  You might remember I tried making a dictionary necklace charm a few weeks ago using Dimensional Magic Mod Podge.  That project didn't exactly turn out, but for Meaghan's charm, I used better quality paper and a different kind of bezel.  I also added a few bits of bling!  This time, success!

  

Again, I'm so happy I participated in this gift exchange.  It's been wonderful getting to know Meaghan, who lives in one of my most favorite places, North Carolina!  I'm so pleased that she likes the gifts I made for her and I am excited to see what she has made for me!  My package is on its way to my neck of the woods.  I will post about it when it arrives.  In the meantime,  please jump over to Craftaholics Anonymous and have a look at all the fabulous handmade gifts made and exchanged all over the country!

Tootles!  
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6 comments:

Petra said...

You did a great job:)

DeeDee said...

I am postive she will love it.... you work is always so fun and personal...

Happy Holidays..

Linda said...

I love the journal cover and the charm turned out so cute! How are you feeling? Moving around a bit more I hope!

Scott and Meaghan said...

I was so excited to receive these in the mail and love to just look at them all the time!! They are gorgeous! I have found the cutest chain for my charm already too so I can wear it everywhere. Thank you so much Angela, you are the best!!!!

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Wonderful Angela. Sweet charm. xox Corrine

Sherry Edwards said...

What a lovely swap Angela and your journal cover and charm look great :)