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    handmade Christmas gift exchange intricateart.comThis year, in an effort to encourage creating and purchasing Handmade gifts, I’ve decided to host a Handmade Christmas Gift Exchange.

    Over the years, I’ve made and received many beautiful, unique gifts around Christmas. From ornaments to framed needleworks, I have always been extraordinarily touched by the thoughtfulness and time that goes into a personal, handcrafted gift. I encourage you this year to be personal with your gift giving. If it’s coming from the heart, make it with your hands – whenever possible.

    If you choose to participate, I will ask you for three things. Your favorite color, your favorite textile (this includes all fiber based products including canvas, papers and fabrics), and your favorite season. This will help me partner you with someone, as well as help that person send you a gift that you will treasure.

    Would you like to join in? Here are the guidelines:

    • Gifts should be handmade by you, or a handmade item can be purchased on Etsy or purchased at a craft fair, as long as you’re certain the item is handmade. Maximum gift/supply cost should be $20, not including shipping.
    • Leave a comment that you would like to participate no later than November 30th.
    • Plan to ship gifts no later than December 14, this gives you two weeks to create or purchase a handmade item.

    Note: You do NOT need to have a blog or live in the US to join in.

    I will accept participants through November 30th, then match people together and send everyone their partners information by December 5th.

    That’s it! Please feel free to grab my badge and put it on your blog, the more the merrier!!


    YellowRose said,

    I’m in!!! This will be fun!!

    Favorite color: Deep Purple
    Favorite textile: Yarn or pretty much any soft fabric
    Favorite season: Spring

    11.13.2008 @ 2:09 pm
    Heather said,

    Me too. :-) :swimming:

    Favorite color: green
    Favorite textile: beads or softies
    Favorite season: Fall

    11.13.2008 @ 2:12 pm
    DeeJay said,

    Favorite color: Turquoise Blue or Brown
    Favorite Textile: Yarn and fabrics.
    Favorite Season: Fall

    11.13.2008 @ 2:24 pm
    Usedtobeme said,

    DUDE! I am so in!

    Fav Color: Olive Green
    Fav Textile: Is burlap a textile? I love burlap.
    Fav Season: Fall

    11.13.2008 @ 2:47 pm
    taba said,

    oooo me me me me!! count me in!
    color: blue-green
    textile: i think i love all textiles equally lol.
    season: fall or spring

    11.13.2008 @ 3:16 pm
    Phoenix said,

    Me be in too!! lol

    Fav color: Blue
    Textile: any fabrics
    Season: Spring

    What fun!

    11.13.2008 @ 3:45 pm
    ArtByErika said,

    Oh oh so unique I’m in!
    Fav Color: Periwinkle (Leanne :giggle: )
    Textile:100% cotton
    Season: Spring

    Are you gonna make me make a quilt? :yahoo:

    11.13.2008 @ 3:53 pm
    Leanne said,

    Erikie – of course, Periwinkle!

    You’ll be partnered with another participant – it COULD be me, but might not. ;)

    11.13.2008 @ 3:59 pm
    Lindsay said,

    Great idea. I have not skill so I won’t participate but I love to see the internet used in ways like this that provide authentic connections. :thumbsup:

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    Bob said,

    Fantastic idea; precious too little time for me this year; scrambling to keep food on the table (real estate is not so hot right now). I’ll keep tabs and hope for the opportunity next year.

    Sorry I’ve been away for so long. My wife and I celebrated our 25th Anniversary yesterday!!! What a blessing.

    11.13.2008 @ 10:53 pm
    Catie said,

    hahaha lets see….

    Favorite color: Blue

    Favorite fabric: all

    Favorite season: summer!!!

    :friends: lets see who I get paired up with!

    11.14.2008 @ 5:45 pm
    Sabina said,

    Fav color: Red
    Textile: any fabrics
    Season: Spring

    Great Idea ! :cat:

    your badge is lovely!

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    Jane said,

    I am SO in. What a GRRRRREAT idea!

    Favorite color: Pink (fushia to be exact)
    Favorite textite: I love anything with a soft feel
    Favorite season: Fall

    I can’t wait to see who I get to buy for!!!!! :giggle:

    11.16.2008 @ 2:53 pm
    Debra said,

    OH And Me as well…

    Favorite colour: Pink
    Favorite textile: Cotton
    Favotie Season: Spring

    Cheers your friend in Australia.


    11.17.2008 @ 2:05 am
    Renee said,

    K You talked me into it! LOL!

    Favorite color: Purple
    Favorite textile: any
    Favotie Season: Spring

    PS I love bunnies! (but not purple ones ;) )

    11.20.2008 @ 1:41 pm
    Lizze said,

    I’m new and I’ve never posted before but I’d love to join, if possible. :)

    Favorite Color: Cerulean Blue (the brighter and deeper the color the better)
    Favorite Textile: anything soft and fuzzy
    Favorite Season: Fall

    One question, since we are talking Textiles/Fabrics does that mean the gift has to be something along those lines? Or could it be something else?

    11.20.2008 @ 6:45 pm
    Natalie said,

    What fun!

    favorite color: green
    favorite textile: any
    favorite season: winter

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