Time to get my swap on

January 27, 2012

I usually do not take part in swaps of any kind. I have had really bad experiences with them in the past, but the Valentine's Day swap from Indulge Your Shelf sounded too fun to pass up.

The instructions were very simple: craft four Valentine's Day related ornaments and one handmade card. Simple!

The ornaments I whipped up one night while watching a marathon of Being Human, which incidentally is my new TV obsession. I'm surprised the show didn't inspire some macabre Valentine's Day ornaments, since it is about a vampire, a werewolf, and a ghost! But, I kept it very simple making fabric and felt heart shaped ornaments.

I took this pic right before I mailed my package, which is why it isn't all that great. 
Plus, my mantle was a mess with Christmas, Valentine's Day, and spring items!

The card was a little more difficult. As much as I would like to make handmade cards, that is just not my forte. I'm better with a needle and thread or hook and some yarn. So, I kept the card simple too. Just a few red hearts on the front and that was it!



I hope my swap partners enjoy their handmade goodies. I can't wait to see what I get in return. :)

Enjoy the weekend and don't forget to check back this Wednesday for my Simply Handmade giveaway! It is going to be super fab!!!

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4 comments

  1. I have the heart ornament I got for participating in your craft along prominently displayed - it's one of my favorite decorations!

    I really like the card, simple but striking.

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  2. Very nice! I like the hearts!

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  3. Beautiful! I sure hope you get as good as you give, my friend. Your partners are fortunate, indeed.
    xoxo
    Donna

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  4. Your ornaments were so cheerful. I hope you enjoy this swap and that it is a good experience for you. I made it as fair as I could -- distributing the ornaments randomly based on date of receipt!

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