Saturday, July 7, 2012

Christmas in July

I decided to participate in the Christmas in July gift exchange hosted by Adrianne at Happy Hour Projects.  I was paired with Shannon from Crafty Bliggety Blog.  Since this was not a secret exchange, we were able to get to know each other a little and even make requests beforehand.  Shannon indicated that she really liked the crocheted headbands I had on my blog, so of course, I made her one.
Then, Shannon said that she loves the color purple and has a pet rabbit, so I came up with the idea to make an amigurumi bunny. I fell in love with this pattern for a floppy-eared bunny.
I thought the bunny needed a little something more, even after adding ear bows, so I made a little necklace by tying a Celtic heart knot.
Part of why I decided to participate in this exchange is because I absolutely love getting mail.  Anything addressed to me (besides bills) makes me happy.  I especially love getting surprises in the mail. I was super-excited to see what Shannon had in store for me, so I was thrilled when my package arrived and I found this:
A fun, handmade Peter Pan card in a sheet music envelope.  I love Peter Pan, it's one of the first movies I remember seeing on VHS. Princess is a big fan of Tinkerbell.  I'm thinking I might have to frame the card for her room.  Plus, I enjoy playing the piano, so the music was a great personal touch.

Then I found this cute little jewelry box with my name engraved and two fun necklaces.
 I had mentioned that I collect thimbles, which I'm sure was the inspiration for the thimble necklace. I love the acorn as well. It not only ties in to the Peter Pan/Tinkerbell idea, but it makes me think about my recent Woodbadge training experience. These will both be fun pieces to wear.

I can't wait to participate in another gift exchange.


Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

What great gifts! I did the exchange, too, and it was so much fun. Love your blog too! Hi from Bear Rabbit Bear Crafts. Feel free to stop by anytime (Just in case you didn't know- I have a Sharp Crochet Hook giveaway and another prize pack giveaway going on now if you're interested!!)

Adrianne at Happy Hour Projects said...

I love these! That bunny is so adorable. :) So glad you shared!!