Hand Made Gift Exchange

I sent off my gift for the Handmade Gift Exchange by Craftaholics Anonymous the other day you want to see it?

Well it started out with a letter from my partner and the discovery that she was a mom of 2 and liked orange and pink….humm. Well I had to spread a little green love and you know my infatuation with vinyl so that was that. A new twist to the “I’m not a plastic bag.” 

Here is version 1
 Version 2 started out with a a vision of sewing on a cool 2 inch stripe, then changed when I couldn’t find the right pink and orange combination. So I moved on to paint which cause another problem, I only had baby pink and mauve (that one on the far right.) So I mixed Mauve and red together and came up with a pretty cool pink!

Paint, Uploaded with Snapbucket

Next I taped off 4 stripes on the back in different widths and painted them in with a stencil brush. Dabbing vs paint strokes gets you a MUCH cleaner line.

Tape off, Uploaded with Snapbucket

 I let that dry painted 2 stripes on the front and then added the vinyl see:

Handmade giveaway, Uploaded with Snapbucket

So what do you think? I hope she likes it!


The gift exchange is done for this season but she normally runs one twice a year so keep and eye out on her web page for updates.

Craftaholics Anonymous

4 comments on “Hand Made Gift Exchange

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