Friday, December 2, 2011

Fall Handmade Gift Exchange 2011

Twice a year I try to participate in the handmade gift exchange hosted by Craftaholics Anonymous .
I've met some great people through it and its always fun to have an excuse to craft a little something extra. This fall I was really wanting to try my hand on a project and had a hard time shipping it away..LOL!

I knew my gift exchange partner through social media and new she knew how to crochet a little so I tried to think out side the box. I took an old picture frame and wrapped it in grey yarn. (i'm not very good at those corners. Anyone know of a good trick? ) I crocheted a few flowers (free pattern : Petal Puff Stitch Flower .) in her favorite colors and sewed them in the corners. I attached lace to the card stock and inserted it in the frame.   Know she has a dainty earring holder. I made her the fun silver medallion 
earrings but the yellow crochet ones are mine just for show :)
I suppose you could leave the glass in there and maybe keep a picture or printable in the frame and keep the earrings in the front. Can't wait to try this again for me :) 

I was really happy with how it turned out and so was my exchange partner! 

If you'd like to make the earrings pictured on the frame you can find free patterns for both
Silver Earrings - I actually just used the motif from this pattern for a really cute bracelet
Yellow earrings  -Dainty earrings


Nichole said...

what an awesome idea!!! I love it! Thank you for sharing.

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

Cute idea!

Michelle {Daydream Believers} said...

What a great gift! :) This was my first time participating in the exchange; it's been so fun! Happy Holidays!

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