Craft pen pals

A few years ago I participated in an ornament exchange organized by Blu Penny. It’s sort of pen pals for the holidays. I’m a sucker for buying new ornaments each year so it’s exciting to get them in the mail. 

I’m joining the exchange again this year and there’s still room if you’d like some motivation for holiday crafting. Sign up by November 25th! I suggest joining with friends so you can exchange with your group of local crafters as well as your new pen pals. It’s a good way to quickly grow your handmade ornament collection. 

We’ll see what I come up with this year but in the meantime these are my ornaments from when I participated in 2009.

These  gingerbread men were made with the re-use of brown paper bags. They were a good excuse to bring out my PrismaColor pens and sewing machine. They were finished off with some stuffing, bakers twine and embroidery floss.
These  gingerbread men were made with the re-use of brown paper bags. They were a good excuse to bring out my PrismaColor pens and sewing machine. They were finished off with some stuffing, bakers twine and embroidery floss.
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These guys were the re-use of trader joes holiday bags. The snowman is my favorite.
These guys were the re-use of trader joes holiday bags. The snowman is my favorite.