Friday, July 1, 2011

Craftaholics Anonymous Gift Exchange

Yesterday my gift for the handmade gift exchange was due.  I mailed it to a wonderful Mom in Idaho.  It was fun getting to make something for a stranger, though a little nerve wracking.  My challenge to myself was to not spend any money on this gift.  It isn't meant as a slight on Tami, but I think trying to work with what you have adds a new level of creativity.  You can't just get an idea in your head and go buy the supplies.  You have to figure out a way to use what you have on hand.

The flowers are a piece of gingham fabric I got at a second hand store.  The green, purple, and orange ribbons I had leftover from other projects.  The buttons came from my button collection and the flowered paper came from my scrapbooking stash.

I really hope Tami enjoys her gift and I'm super excited to get mine.  She already let me know she's running late with it, which is just fine by me.  I can't believe I got hers out on time.  I'll post pictures when I get it!


  1. great idea to use what you already have...cute cute the gingham!

  2. So cute! I think it's great you didn't spend any money and used what you had on hand. Great job!! I am a new follower!

  3. Love this! Part of my problem is using what I have on hand! That's why I always have 9000 unfinished projects b/c I see a new one and jump to start making that one and leave the last one unfinished....crafting add...ha! Just stopping by from the gift exchange linky to check out everyone's goodies! :)

  4. How cute is that?! What a great gift and I love that you used supplies on hand. Way to go! I'm so glad you signed up for the Handmade Gift Exchange! The next one will start the first week of November, so mark your calendar!
    happy crafting,

  5. I'm sure the mom in Idaho loved getting this gift! Thanks for posting to WorkShop Wednesday!

  6. Love that box, bet your gift exchange friend is a happy girl! Thanks for sharing at the gift exchange linky.

    I "followed" your blog while here.