A few weeks ago I was browsing through my ‘reader’ section when I stumbled across Claireabellemakes. Enticed by the lovely embroidered camera hanging, I clicked on her post. Her lovely embroidered picture was the result of a craft swap she had taken part in through Craftaholics Anonymous. I had never heard of a craft swap before, so I was really intrigued by what it was. Fortunately, after posting hundreds of comments asking for details, I was fully informed of what they are. For anyone who doesn’t know, a craft swap is when you are paired with a partner, who you receive some information about and you make a hand made gift for each other.
One of the first questions I had was ‘How do I get involved???’ I was so eager to get started, that I couldn’t wait until November for the next Craftaholics Anonymous exchange! Luckily, Claireabellemakes was able to tell me about the Popular Crafts Magazine swap. The magazine runs a swap every couple of months, and I was just in time to get involved in their strawberry themed swap! As soon as I knew the theme I started making plans, even though I only just found out my partner this week! I have been partnered with Louise, who makes items to sell on her website, to make money for her Guide Unit (strangely we even have volunteering for Girl Guiding in common!) After taking a look at her website, I began to feel slightly nervous that my gift might not meet her expectations! Louise is obviously an established crafter, whereas I am still pretty new to crafting! Hopefully she will like her gift!
Because I am taking part in the swap and I don’t want to ruin the surprise, there won’t be any crafty updates for a while unfortunatley!