Every now and again I like to take part in swaps, especially hand made swaps. I recently signed up to Mad About Bags Strawberry Swap. Here are a few of the bits I sent to Lynn...
A beaded strawberry necklace made with organza ribbon.
Watercolour strawberry bunting made with Morlaix lace.
If you have a cutting machine and would like the cut file I used you can download it free here.
Unsure of how to package it to stop it getting tangled I made a quick card to wrap it around. I also had a go at painting tissue paper - it gets very soggy and delicate but if you allow it too dry without moving it it works well.
On to the bought bits - Edible; strawberry bon bons and strawberry & champagne jam. Practical; a stem gem and a cookery book. I made a few bookmarks with a Suse Fish strawberry stamp and marked all the recipes the had strawberries as ingredients! There was a lip balm too, strawberry flavoured of course, but I forgot to photograph it before wrapping... you know me and my wrapping!
I went with a strawberry and lemon theme using tissue and matching saddle stitch ribbon along with the custom tissue I painted. Gift wrapping makes me happy!
And this is what I got I return...
Oodles of stuff! Buttons, a strawberry face mask, sponge, strawberry shaped bag, wet wipes that smell like strawberry boot laces... and the most gorgeous hand sewn centre piece for a necklace. There is a vintage cookery book which is fascinating and it all came in a pretty box which will most definitely be re used. Thanks Lynn!
p.s. This is the most anyone will ever use the word Strawberry in one post!! :D