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.