As I sit here and type I am sick. Super sick. We’re talking “I-watched-Qubo-for-1-hour-because-I-was-too-sick-to-get-up-and-find-the-remote” sick.
There is some crazy virus going around my school right now! We had 70 students absent on Friday. 70! If you’re wondering if that’s a lot…that’s a lot!
Well it seems to have gotten it’s nasty little grip on my body (despite using so much hand sanitizer during the week that skin was starting to flake off!) and won’t let go.
It seems like the only thing I do have some energy for is to sit here on the couch, under my favorite blanket, and type.
So, here is a post that I should have written up last week, but better late than never!
During the Valentine’s season I signed up to be a part of a hand-made gift exchange hosted by Crystal at Homemaker in Heels.
She paired me up with Jennifer from Finding My Way in Texas and here are the lovely gifts that she sent me!
Side note: There were also some Dove chocolates in her sweet care package but they were not available for photographing (AKA we ate them within 5 minutes of opening the envelope).
She made this ruffled bag that I think is so cute. It will be perfect for carrying home fruits and veg from the farmer’s market this spring/summer.
Here’s a view of the back side:
And a few close-ups of the ruffles and handle:
On top of this bag she made me some rosette hair clips.
Isn’t she so crafty?
I also received this “Love” plaque and scented candles.
And what’s a crafty DIY girl without a homemade card?
Thanks, Jennifer, for all the goodies you sent me!
So what did I give her in return? Well, I found out that Jennifer had just gotten married (on February 1st!) so I scoured her pinboards looking for something that she might like as a wedding gift.
I stumbled upon this, and was inspired:
So I took my hand sewing skills and made her this:
I popped it into a spray-painted and distressed frame and shipped it off to Texas!
This was my first gift exchange and I’m excited to do another one! Not only did I get some super cute gifts but I made a new bloggy friend as well.
Be sure to check out Jennifer’s blog Finding My Way in Texas!
be sure to spread the word about my Trade School series that will start on March 6th. I’d love for you to grab my button (right on my side bar!) and spread the word.
Here are some of the great bloggers that we get to learn from:
- Holly @ Bella Nest
- Linda @ It All Started With Paint
- Zoe @ Creative in Chicago
- Dana @ Cooking At Cafe D
- Stacey @ A Sort of Fairytale
- Nicolette @ Momnivore’s Dilemma
- Lizzie @ Pretty City Things
- Amy @ Whisperwood Cottage
- Heidi @ All That Brings Joy
- Rasonda @ Lake Cottage Dreams
- Danni @ Silo Hill Farm
Have a great weekend!