Recently my crafting has been consumed by swaps – making things based on a theme and sending them off to an unsuspecting swap partner, then getting goodies sent to you by someone else!
It’s really great fun – you meet loads of interesting people and swaps challenge me to find new and interesting things to make (usually with my trusty crochet hooks).
First up were two swaps organised over on Instagram by the lovely Jackie (aka @hunnypothouse).
For the Spring Makes Me Sing swap I made some goodies for Rachael Alexander of sew, ray, me:
and got these amazing gifts from @beckydaydreamer:I was also involved in a nautical swap, organised by Rachel from the House of Pinheiro. I crocheted a starfish, seahorse, shells and coral, and used them to decorate a fabric bag. My parcel took three weeks to make it all the way to Australia! But it finally arrived, phew!In return, Liz (@_busylizzie) sent me the sweetest little polka dot and striped purse that she had sewn, along with a little tray, featuring some adorable Aussie wombats, and some TimTam biscuits from the land of Oz.Swaps really do mean you meet people you would never have know any other way, and bring you some delightful, unusual and fabulous gifts! Heaven.
Have you ever been involved in a swap?