Last month, I participated in the Craftaholic's Anonymous Handmade Gift Exchange! It was my first time doing something like that, and I have to say, it was fun! It's a challenge to come up with a little handmade goodie for someone you don't really know. We exchanged emails a bit with some pertinent info, and then I was off to create....
One thing my "gift pal" told me she liked was journals, so I decided to make her an embellished journal. Here's what I came up with:
I followed the tutorial found here at H is for Handmade, and it worked out perfectly. For embellishments, I used a satin ribbon, sewed a quick yo-yo, and added a button that I thought went well with the fabric.
I also added some little nameplates on the inside covers, printed on a heavy cardstock.
I haven't heard back from my "gift pal", but I hope she likes it! Either way, I had fun making it. I'll definitely participate again. Want to be part of it? Linda's hosting another one in November- just in time for the holidays! I hope you'll be there too!
Have a great weekend!