I participated in one of my team's (Etsy Texas Crafters) September gift swaps. The theme was brown.
My partner was Gina of AllieCatBeads and her favorite color is purple. So I thought, hmmmm, purple and brown.
I wanted to make Gina a decorative pillow but knowing that she has 3 little ones, I couldn't use buttons and other choking hazards to decorate it like I wanted. So, this is what I came up with:
I used Tina Givens Tip Toe fabrics and cream trim. I think it came out cute and I hope Gina likes it.
Gina makes jewelry and cards and this is what she sent me.
Two sweet pairs of earrings. I love the 'cafe au lait' lampwork beads and as you can see, I've already worn the amber ones.
Thanks Gina! I enjoyed swapping with you!!
And I'd like to give a little shout out and a BIG thank you to Jen at Mama's Magic Studio for the great feature she put out on her blog about my Handmade Whimzy shop. Give it a look see here: http://mamasmagic.blogspot.com/2010/10/friday-feature-handmade-whimzy.html