|The last of summer’s bounty|
I have been busy recently as I took part in several craft exchanges:
First off, there was the Four Seasons Exchange organised by Nalina. Nalina focuses on celebrations that are important in the Waldorf/Steiner tradition. Hence the first swap was focused on Easter (Spring). There will be three more – 2. St. John’s day (Summer), 3. Michaelmas (Autumn/Fall) and 4. Christmas (Winter).
|Easter Bunnies meet the Bluebirds of Happiness|
The birds were inspired by We bloom here – she rules when it comes to all things peg doll. The rabbits I made up, out me ‘ead like. I think they turned out pretty good meself.
And we received these back:
|Beautiful Window Star|
|Autumn apples, cutey pie little gnome, wooden eggs, crocheted autumn leaves.
This group does regular craft swaps with lots of different interesting themes and they run them about every two weeks or so. A great group if you really enjoy swapping things regularly. (And I do!).
We sent in little Nature Children inspired by Twig & Toadstool:
|A fairy ring of little ladies|
|*Yawn* Just five more minutes Mother Earth. Please?|
|All right. All right. I’m up!|
|A little bendy doll with Easter Egg, a patchwork rabbit, a little needle felted Easter scene (see below), a little ‘Bunny Crossing’ sign & a wooden matching game.|
|It’s a mother duck and her four baby duckies!|
|Oh yes – I certainly hope so.
Then there is Katie’s Southern Hemisphere Seasonal Exchange for Autumn, which has been so much fun. Take a look at the flickr site if you want to see the wonderful things people make.
I took part in the Summer exchange last season and it was just fantastic. This is a great swap for those of us living in the southern hemisphere, but people from all over the world join in. Contact Katie here firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to join in the fun. I’m guessing the next one will be Winter. I can’t wait, it’s my favourite season next to Autumn.
We sent these:
|Hoot 1 & Hoot 2|
|Teensy ickle pumpkins|
|I tawt I taw a puddy tat a cweepin’ up on me…|
|The whole enchilada (minus one fat knitted feline)|
Our lovely swap partner Emma Jaine (aged 8) is understandably a little behind on getting our swap to us, (they were among those who experienced those frightening tornadoes in the US – thankfully she and her family weren’t hurt but their neighbourhood was), but I am told they should be posted next week. So stay tuned for piccies of our goodies received later on.
So now I am working on another swap for the Bits of Goodness group. The theme is Gnomes, Toadstools and Hedgehogs! Plus they have just announced a Summer themed swap too!
And am definitely signing up for We Bloom Here’s new swap which will be announced shortly. Check out her website tomorrow for all the details.
I’m also doing another Craft Hope project with the girls – its called ‘Orphan Outreach’. Read all about their new project here and please do join up if you can. It makes such a big difference.
And as if that isn’t enough crafting – I’m knitting up a storm too. I will leave you with the words ‘sheepy pants’ because it’s a cool name for what I have on the needles right now!
Phew! Stay tuned for some nourishy goodness coming your way soon.