7/1/11

gift exchange (part 1)

I was so excited to participate in the handmade gift exchange at Craftaholics Anonymous! 


After I was assigned my partner, we emailed back and forth a couple of times, getting to know one another. I really was pretty nervous that I wouldn't be able to think of anything to make. Then she told me her favorite movie is Breakfast Club. Bingo! I knew exactly what I would make. 


The cross stitch pattern is from wee little stitches. I have talked about this cute little etsy shop before, but let me tell you again how great they are! Great patterns and really great customer service. I want to make like 10 of their patterns. So many patterns, so little time.

I severly underestimated how long this would take. I expected a week or two. It took me a month - in fact, I mailed it out one day before the deadline. It was a close one. 

Hope you all like it and more importantly, I hope my exchange partner loves it!

Stay tuned for part 2 - what my partner made for me :)



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23 comments:

  1. That is the cutest thing I've ever seen! I'm sure your exchange partner loved it!

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  2. This is amazing...I have never cross stitched anything so I can't imagine how you do it!!

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  3. it's gorgeous!!!

    And enjoy your mini-vacay :)

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  4. Oh my goodness . . . Allison, that is honestly the cutest thing I've ever seen in my life. I LOVE it! Great work!

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  5. I love love the breakfast club!! SO of course I LOVE this cross stitch piece!! I might just have to go get the pattern myself! Great Job, I'm sure your partner will squeal with delight!! (I would if I was her!)

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  6. LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! SO not your grannies cross-stitch

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  7. That is so awesome. Currently working on Ferris Bueller chairs.

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  8. That is really neat! I can't wait to see what my partner made me!

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  9. I love it!! You did such a phenomenal job on the stitching :D Makes me so proud!

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  10. This is adorable!! I absolutely LOVE the Breakfast Club!

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  11. This is such a unique gift! I'm sure your partner loves it! The 80's movies were the best!

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  12. this is SO amazing! you win in my book!

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  13. I was the lucky recipient and LOVED it! I have to watch the movie (again) tonight! What a great and personal gift....

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  14. That is so funny! Love it!

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  15. This is AMAZING! Man, next time I hope I'm partnered with you! ;) Great job!

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  16. Hey Allison!
    Wow! What a thoughtful gift! It's so perfect! I'm sure she loved it!! Thanks for linking up to the Handmade Gift Exchange linky party! I love seeing what everyone made. The next Handmade Gift Exchange starts the first week of November, so mark your calendar! :)
    happy crafting,
    Linda

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  17. PS I'm featuring this tomorrow on my blog! :)

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  18. Absolutely adorable!!! I'm dying over this Allison. Featuring you tomorrow (today). Thank for linking up! xo

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  19. Seriously great, Allison! I have a great admiration for people able to cross-stitch because I just can't handle the time it takes. And you did it all to give it away to someone else! You're so sweet!

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  20. Wee Little Stitches are OK but there are other shops that sell great cross stitch patterns, like PixelPower, for example. I think that PixelPower even better than WLS:

    - they have way more patterns (in fact, they have A LOT of patterns) and add a new pattern almost every day;
    - their patterns cost less money and they have amazing sales, like 3 patterns for 10$ or 5 patterns for 15$;
    - they have a Facebook group where they post a free pattern every week and giveaway some of their commercial patterns for free;
    - they make custom patterns in a day or two and if you can't find your favourite movie, tv show or music band in their shop you need just ask them to make it for you, everything will be ready in a couple of days, try to do the same with WLS, you'll be waiting for ages;
    - they are just super:-)

    Give them some love and visit their shop: www.pixelpowerdesign.etsy.com. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pixelpowerdesign

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