Our theme was a wide range of mythological creatures, folk lore, etc... We each picked a list of 5 categories within this overall category.
So my large item was a messenger bag, since she had a couple of mine on her wists. I embroidered a mermaid on using a Sublime pattern.
next, is a knitted trinity knot trivet. celtic knots was one thing she (and I) were majorly interested in, even though it isn't really folklore, lol. Also, I made it a bit more even before sending by sewing the two pieces with invisible thread where they overlap.
some cabled slippers (really hard to see the cabling with these colors).
Next up is a book box. I found this old looking book of fairy tales at the thrift store and at first wasn't even sure if I wanted to part with it, lol, it was just so pretty. Then I got home with it and a chunk of pages just fell out and it was then that I knew it's destiny, lol
She also really like witches, good & bad and she also had some cuss word stuff on her wists, from Cuss Word/Dirty Craft swap galleries, so... I took a mug and drew on W.I.L.F. I won't spell it out, but it's kind of like MILF only for a witch... get it? lol. I know, cheesy, but I did think it turned out kind of neat
ok, this last piece was SO HARD to photograph, so I'm posting a large picture so that you have the best chances of seeing it all. It's wind chimes. You can see the wooden dowel at the top, below that are celtic knots (shrink plastic), which I chose all shields and crosses so that it's sort of a protection theme and dangling below each knot is a bell. I actually love the sound the shrink charms make when they clink together, lol.
closeup of the charms (some are backwards here, so they look kind of faded in the pic):
We had agreed on a 7 point swap, I hope I spoiled her a bit...
I know my package reached it's destination, I wound up having to send it to her parents and while she said that she sees them all the time and her Dad was supposed to bring the package to her "later this week" like 2 weeks ago, I can't really be sure if she's seen it or not... I just hope everything is ok with her