Photo by Sarah Stucky Photography

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Gift Exchange

One of the sites that I love following for all of the GREAT fun and ideas is called Craftaholics Anonymous.  Linda hosted a handmade gift exchange this year and I decided to just do it and get involved.  And it was so much fun!

I met Michelle from Australia, and we emailed back and forth just a little bit.  Then we sent each other a handmade gift!  She doesn't have a blog, so I'm going to show both what I gave and what I received to link up the pictures.

I made a reversible quilted table runner for Michelle.  One side is Christmas: 

The other side is fall-themed!

I totally stole this idea and pattern from my incredibly talented sister in law, Sarah. And I hope Michelle likes it!

To wrap the gift, I used a piece of printed blue and white fabric, and added a ribbon and an aqua colored flower clip.  (Doubling as wrapping or for your hair, etc)

And take a look at what I received!  LOVE this!

Michelle sent a beautiful full tutu, a flower headband, and a hand painted ornament that says "Australia". 
Here is Kathryn modeling the cuteness!

Can you tell how much she loves this! Thank you Michelle, we love everything!!

 Linking up to share the gifts!

Craftaholics Gift Exchange


  1. I love the double sided table runner. Such a clever idea, I might have to steal it too.
    The tutu and headband is adorable. I think I will have to make some for my kids.
    Thanks for sharing at Holly Bloggy.

  2. First of all, what a beautiful daughter you have. Second, the double-sided tablerunner is fabulous. I love it! Third, what a neat idea the gift exchange is, and making a new friend in Australia is wonderful. The tutu and headband are sweet. Thanks for sharing.

  3. AmyLenn,
    Oh my gosh! First, love the reversible runner! and the headband and tutu are super cute! your lil girl looks adorable in them! thanks for sharing. I love seeing what everyone made.
    happy crafting!
    PS the next handmade gift exchange will be this July. I hope you'll sign up again! :)

  4. You did a great job on the table runner. I like that it is reversible. My sister gave me table runners several years ago, I still love them. Thanks for sharing.