I’ve hooked up with a few groups this summer:
I joined Craft Hope and sent 10 stocking for their Christmas in Dixie Project
I joined a Sending Love Heart Swap through Natural Surburbia and sent a heart bag, a journal, a gnome page-hugger bookmark (inspired by Wee Folk Art ) and a rose quartz wrapped in a vintage rose hankie.
And the Rainbow Swap. I sent the rainbow and the pot of gold (gold is beeswax balm).
And the Fall Nature Table Swap. I sent bunnies and carrots.
And the Halloween Swap. I sent bats.
And the Mermaids Swap. I combined 2 doll patterns on this to make an easier mermaid.
I’ve also joined a Fairy Tale Swap through Bits of Goodness. It is a 1:1 swap and the items are bigger and more complex as compared to our usual ‘bits’ for the group swaps. I’ve picked out a story and started working on the figures so that my partner will be able to tell the story to her kids with beautiful table puppets as illustrations.
Swaps are a great way to use up materials, meet folks from all over the world and I receive items back that are beautiful and lovingly made!
© rw 2011