Handmade Gift Exchange

Recently, I participated in the Handmade Gift Exchange at Craftaholics Anonymous. I was so excited to do this! I love to make things for other people. I was originally going to make just one item, but I couldn’t settle on just one thing to make, so I made three!

I made a decorated composition notebook that can be used as an idea book or a journal. A pair of handmade glass bead earrings and an upcycled pillowcase apron. I think the apron I am most excited about because that has been on my list of unfinished/unstarted projects to get done! I am so happy with the way all the gifts turned out and I hope Donna enjoys them all!
Here are a few more pictures so you can see some of the details of each present.
Front of notebook

Back of notebook

Tabs on the side of the notebook plus ribbon closure

The butterflies were attached to the notebook with colored staples

Yellow glass bead earrings with gold findings

Front of upcycled pillowcase apron

Back tie of upcycled pillowcase apron
Want to see what other people made and received? You can! Go check out what the other people in the handmade gift exchange made here at the linky party. There are a ton of great gift ideas if you are stumped for what to make for gifts for the holidays! 
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  1. You had a lucky partner. I love all the detail on that notebook. The yellow and gold are a very pretty combo and that is one cute apron.

  2. What an adorable present! I loved the 3 of them, the notebook has too much work, which makes it more special :-) Congratulations!!! (Angelica from Caracass, Venezuela)

  3. the notebook design is the sign of genius.
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  4. Notebook is beautiful..
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  5. All things are nice and wonderful especially butterflies on notebook with colored staples and wonderful earrings.


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