01 December 2010

Nicole's Brown Paper Package

Today all the participants in Craftaholics Anonymous' Handmade Holiday Gift Exchange reveal their gifts. Here's a peek inside my brown paper package.

Wrapping the presents I made for my handmade holiday gift exchange partner Nicole was just as much fun as making them. I sewed two white felt bags to hold the goodies, which I did tie with string, and made a gift tag with some odds and ends found in the great big bin marked "X-MAS" that inconveniently sits in the middle of my craft room.

Inside the bags are a necklace, earrings, and a crystal ornament. I did not have red in mind when I set out to make the necklace, but as so often happens, the piece made itself. All I did was find the right order for the beads. I took Nicole's gifts outside to make some pictures. I love the vibrant red on the grapevine wreath in the snow.

Silver and Holly

Chandelier Crystal Ornament

I hope Nicole likes her gifts. And I cannot wait to see what she made for me!


Sheila said...


Anonymous said...

Oh! Oh! Oh! What a perfectly wonderful gift!

Farmgirl Chaos said...

Yes yes yes! I do like my gift! Now I just hope you like yours. :) Well, if I can FINALLY make it to the post office tomorrow! I haven't even sent out Christmas cards, since I don't have stamps! :(

Linda@CraftaholicsAnonymous said...

What gorgeous gifts you made! And the packaging is lovely! Thanks for sharing pics. I love seeing what everyone made!
Happy Holidays!
PS the next handmade gift exchange will be in June. I hope you'll sign up again!

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