Saturday, June 30, 2012

Homemade Gift Exchange

I love participating in the Homemade Gift Exchange over at Craftaholics Anonymous.  Linda does such a good job every time, despite the hard work it must be!  She does them twice a year, in the summer and the winter.  This time was a little different, we received a name, but the person that got our name was different.  I think I liked it this way!  I got Aimee.  She has a blog here
I have the hardest time coming up with gifts for these! I come up with great, elaborate and beautiful ideas, and then procrastinate run out of time to do as much as I want. I really wanted to make something with my Silhouette, but I also had some cute fabric that was calling my name. I would've combined the two, but nothing came to mind.
Aimee is a librarian, so I assumed that she liked books as much as I did, that seemed to be the recurring theme I kept going back to for her.

I ended up making a fabric bookmark I found here.  Then came up with my own using the Silhouette and a quote I love about reading that I put on the back.  I had some left over book pages I had used for other crafts that I cut and mod podged on to some clothespins.  I wasn't so sure about that last one, I was worried with her being a librarian that may be offensive!  I was also going to put a magnet on the back of them, but opted out so she could use them in other ways too.  I hope she enjoyed them as much as I enjoyed getting to do a little crafting!


Michelle {Daydream Believers} said...

Very nice! I think you made some great choices; I'm sure your giftee will be happy to receive them! :)
Happy Day!

Austine Etcheverry said...

Those bookmarks are amazing and the head bands cute, cute, cute. I love the brown paper bag banner, I will have to make one for my classroom.

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