So, a few weeks ago (has it really been that long already? gah) I completed my very first craft swap on Crafster.org
I love the idea of craft swapping, mostly I love it because there are awesome swap themes which will allow me to make fan-art without feeling bad. (There is actually a Sailor Moon plushie craft swap that is open right now… which I plan on entering.. I just… can’t… resist.. ). But I was kind of nervous about swapping, I didn’t want to screw up, plus I’m still a little new to sending packages and this is a great way for me to practice. So I entered a “newbie swap” that is designed for people who haven’t swapped before to get used to the process and the rules.
I was paired up with the member Lynnz232.
This is the package that I received from her:
A really cool Sailor Moon note-book, she made it using crayon transfer (which by the way is pretty cool, and I think I might have to try it sometime seeing as I literally have thousands of crayons in the house). I’m already putting this note-book to good use, as my personal sales book, I keep a pink crystal pen with it which matches perfectly for writing everything. So pretty.
A blue fabric bowl, which I haven’t found a permanent location for yet. The chocolates in the picture also came with the package. Yum!
A pokemon bracelet, with charms of my favourite two pokemon (bulbasaur and vaporeon of course!). I might add this all onto a nice chain to make it into a necklace. ^_^
A hand-painted cup commemorating my first craft swap, and a state map of Michigan (that’s where she is from, and seeing as I live close to Michigan will come in handy in the future).
Thanks so much Lynnz! You really made items based on what I loved.
This is the package that I sent to her:
Her package included: a hand-woven, and hand-dyed newspaper basket, set of heart perler magnets, flower loom clips, hand-painted clothes pins, a matchbox for her son (it has his name in Galactic Basic Standard script) with a small rebel alliance charm inside, and most importantly: a custom catopus! I made the catopus based on her own cat, named Kitty. This was the first time I attempted to make a catopus based on a specific cat, and it was a lot of fun trying to match it up.
I made sure to take a picture of the catopus with the image I received from Lynnz of Kitty.. do you think they look alike?
And just another shot of Kitty.. for good measure. ^_^