Handmade Gift Exchange Reveal

It’s Handmade Gift Exchange time again, Yay!
I just love the whole concept of the Handmade Gift Exchange!

This time around, Linda (the Rad Mumma behind Craftaholics Anonymous and the host of the HGE) changed up the Handmade Gift Exchange format just a bit; instead of being paired up with one partner – everyone met two new crafty friends: one who we sent a gift to, and another who sent a gift to us. It was great!

For this round of the HGE, my “giftee” was Samantha, from I Enjoy Stuff. It was so nice to meet her!
Shortly after the partners were drawn, Sam sent me an email telling me a little about herself (SO helpful!)
In her message, she mentioned that she like chevron patterns and the color chartreuse. I immediately googled “chartreuse chevron fabric”) and was THRILLED to find an awesome print that I thought would be perfect! After browsing her blog, and noticing that this fab lady really does enjoy stuff :) I decided to make her a few small gifts instead of one large piece.

A multi-purpose brush roll

A shabby key chain

and a Business/Loyalty Card wallet

I designed the brush roll with different size pockets, so it can easily fit various make up brushes OR art supplies

The shabby key chain is a simple piece, but a fun way to show off a fab fabric, like the chartreuse chevron!
The business/loyalty card wallet was a “make it up as I go” project – I think it turned out well. It’s another easy piece that really showcases the fun fabrics (plus, everyone needs a stylish way to carry business cards, right? :)

{Quick Question: Any interest in tutorials for any of these gifts? Leave me a note in the comments! Thanks!}

Want a peek at the gift I received?

This lovely set of personalized note cards! Aren’t they beautiful?
handmade gift exchange collage

My partner was the very talented Lorisa of Over The Rivers. Lorisa’s craftsmanship is top notch, and the colors/embellishments she chose are just my style. THANKS Lorisa!

But wait!
The Handmade Gift Exchange fun isn’t over yet!
There is a great linky-party happening now at  Craftaholics Anonymous  where everyone can share the gifts they made/received and check out the fun gifts that all the other participants exchanged too!  {It’s GREAT!}
I encourage you to head on over and check out all the handcrafted loveliness! {Here’s The Link!}

BIG Thanks to Linda at  Craftaholics Anonymous  for organizing this event! :) THANKS friend!


  1. I love the gifts you made! And chartreuse is one of my favorite colors as well. I know she is thrilled to be the recipient. :)

  2. So cute! I love the brush holder and the key chain. I definitely could use both of those!

  3. CUTE cute stuff! love the chevron as well!

  4. Awesome gift - that exchange is such a great way to meet now online 'friends!' Have a great day.
    ~Amy @ Permanent Kisses

  5. These gifts are cute! And I love the cards. :)


  6. Would love to know how you made the wallet. They all look great.


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