This is my haul from the Bella Feltie Ornament Swap – 16 really charming ornaments. And let me tell you – each was packaged as the sweetest presents ever. We had a color scheme to work with – cream, pink, aqua and some green.
The ornaments were given to us in these snappy bags created by our swap hostess. Imagine a grocery bag brimming with 16 handmade little gifts!
My second swap was the Vintage Papers Swap. I signed up for this one because it was labor light. I mailed some vintage papers to our hostess, and she created these lovely folders – vintage wallpaper stitched around three sides and adorned with a gift tag I am crazy about. I am so happy with the very wonderful assortment of vintage papers I received.
And last, but so far away from least – the Sweetest Thing Recipe Swap. Eight of us each sent two recipes, each on their own decorated page, to our hostesses. We had a color palette of cream, chocolate brown, and gold with touches of burgundy and dark green. I was stunned and thrilled to receive this beautiful keepsake! Our hostesses took this swapping business seriously. The covers and assembly were breath-taking.
A few sample pages from this book:
And let’s not forget to mention that two of the swappers gave each of us samples of their recipe as additional gifts!
This closed out the first evening. Workshops and vendor night recaps will be in the next post. -- Beth
Bonus: If you are inspired to create some feltie ornaments of your own, we just listed 6 kits from our own Felted Ornament Workshop on our Etsy site. Kits include felted sweater squares, bling, trims, templates and instructions.