When I came across this idea...I thought it was genius. Here is a perfect opportunity to meet other cyber crafters! Almost like a pen pal, but instead a craft pal! I had a pen pal when I was in the third grade. I loved, LOVED, getting letters from a mysterious, exotic friend. (At least that's how I made her up in my mind.) It's probably no secret, but I loved the writing part as well. I got to pour my eight-year-old heart & soul into those letters...and then had to beg my mom for a postage stamp! Ah...the lost art of writing & receiving letters in the mail, eh?
Anyway, I digress. I drew Amber Creel from Orange Park, Florida. Here's what she's getting from me (hopefully it's there already and I'm not ruining the surprise!). Granted it is made on the computer, but it is definitely a one-of-a-kind piece of art.
Seems I've got a talent for customized Subway Art. So far, everyone that has received this gift from me is elated and some have even shed a few tears. Cross your fingers that it is well received!
Here are the questions I asked Amber:
- What is your favorite color?
- What's in your cup? Coffee, tea or cocoa
- Do you collect anything? (most people do)
- Name three activities your family loves to do
- What is your wedding anniversary date?
- Tell me about the makeup of your family.
The shipping deadline for all participants is June 30. Mine went out in yesterday's mail. Meanwhile I am I anxiously waiting for the mailman to arrive every day. I sometimes see him sitting somewhere in our neighborhood taking a break and wish he'd hurry up -- I am waiting for my secret handmade gift to arrive! I will keep you posted on what I receive. (Truth is...I'm more excited about getting news that Amber's gift has arrived!)
You can see all of the handmade goodness here. If you'd like to participate in the next gift exchange, click here. These exchanges are done twice a year and the next one will be in November. Ooh...Christmas crafts! Oh my!