That sounds like something medical, doesn’t it?   It’s actually the next Popular Crafts magazine craft swap, and this time I was linked with the lovely @sarahwalters99.

Her likes included fabric, buttons, pink and girlie so I got my thinking cap on and came up with a heart door hanger.   A bit of IKEA curtain remnant (which I use A LOT!), some buttons, some felt, embroidery thread, a Sizzix Big Shot and flower Framelits die and a bit of stuffing and I came up with this.

I had so much fun creating this.   It was different, creative and I got the same feeling that I got when my owls fluttered their eyelashes back at me for the first time.   My Craftyguidelets both want them for their bedrooms now!

Going with the pink theme, the treat I bought was a mini metal pink bucket (just because it was pink and looked cute) and some heart shaped buttons (again- pink, cute, themed, buttons)

And the best bit of any swap?   The goodies that arrive in the post!

Sarah worried for ages about her swap but she needn’t have.   It’s great!

This fabulous wooden heart with a cute flower embellished peg is lovely.   I’ve always wanted one and it’s the perfect colour for my kitchen.   At the moment it’s keeping all my miscellaneous papers in check.   I love love love it!

My treat was a real treat.

In a lovely glittery bag I got a crochet hook (I want to learn to crochet!), some multi coloured jade beads (I’m also starting jewellery making!) and two heart sweets.   The note with them said that they were to have during my crochet trials but they’ve already gone.   I gave up chocolate for Lent so I needed a sugar fix.

My aim this year was to participate in a craft swap but I’m now hooked (no pun intended!).   Next swap – Spring!!!!!

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  1. My door hanger is fab & the ‘treats’ were certainly just that!!! You picked up on my love for pink perfectly!! 🙂 I had just been looking at my Prima magazine & they featured a gift to make with mini buckets – mmmmm -I’ll make myself a gift I think 🙂

    I must give credit to my Father-in-law who cuts all my wood shapes for me – oh, and my husband for drilling the hole (and being patient/understanding of my craft ‘addiction’).

    I was so worried after seeing all the lovely things you make & sell (for a fantastic cause) that you would be disappointed – so pleased you can find a use for it.

    As for the beads….well thats another story!!! You said your favourite colour atm is Jade. We have hundreds of bead suppliers near me – including a shop that sells just beads lol – couldn’t get Jade – every stone except jade!!!! Thank goodness for eBay 🙂 job done 🙂

    Make sure you blog what you make, both jewellery & crochet.

    I’m now starting on the ‘spring swap’

    Thanks again for being a great ‘swap partner’

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