swap-a-thon goodies

Oct 22, 2012

Last month, five names were fished out of a bowl as part of an annual swap-a-thon on Habit of Art.  I sent my art to five readers, and, in return, I received delightful treats and beautifully crafted items.  Three of the packages came from afar- New Zealand, Australia, and France. 

I love that I have so many talented and creative readers! The photos below show the contents of each swap package.  

New Zealand artist Sally Reynolds made this felted trivet and linen pouch from woolen jumpers and a tea towel.  The cozy wool and mountain scene remind me of home. 

Yummy tea, luxurious yarn remnants, and a set of very cool buttons made up this package from Katie of Je suis une monstre.  J'adore the stamps on the box- tres French!

I love this simple turquoise drop necklace by Linda of Osage Orange Studio.  Linda also included an original drawing by her husband!

The first swap to arrive was from Annie of California.  Tea, yarn, adorable gnome art, and a chocolate caramel bar- yes!  The chocolate is already long gone, but I'm still putting the yarn to good use.

I was so touched that Lamina of Do a bit created a new bag design for our swap.  She blogs about the creative process here.   I was also given one of her lovely screenprinted tea towels.  Hurray for artsy kitchen towels!

Thanks again to all who participated in the swap-a-thon, and I look forward to another great exchange next year.


Sally said...

Hi Cathy, thanks for sharing my swap items, I love the mountain print I got from you. I'm most impressed with your crochet rug growing away on your legs! Sally :)

lamina@do a bit said...

Wow what gorgeous things! Such a great swap... love love love my print... Thank you :)

linda said...

cool to see your new treasures cathy! thanks for posting!! it was alot of fun to be selected for the swap and I look forward to more of your work :)

Katie Probert said...

Hey Cathy and all the other swappers! Looks like you got some great treasures Cathy, such a brilliant idea! I too love the zig zag blanket you're making there, I wonder if my yarn remnants will end up in it? What a brilliant idea! I'd love to make something like that to keep me warm this winter - will you share the pattern, or is it a trade secret?! :) I absolutely LOVE my print from you, and can't wait to display it in my van in a couple of weeks, once I've finished the work on it ready for winter :)
Love, Katie. X

Jesse Lu Bain said...

What an awesome idea! I love post mail and packages. I've got to set up a swap/pen pal situation somehow. Thanks for sharing. :)

ingrid said...

I love the swap idea! If you ever want to trade small panels, let me know, I love your work!!

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