Now, the food at Karla's event was amazing: she cooked and baked for us, and she uses the best and most fresh ingredients, plus makes things low fat with substitutions without sacrificing flavor!
What was I talking about? ...Oh yeah, the swaps!
We had three swaps for Birdsong, and, true to form, I participated in all three; there was the Frilly Birds swap, the Nature Journal swap, and the Feathered Nest matchbox swap.
Here are all the little birdies I made for the Frilly Birds swap:
I think this one was my favorite:
Or, maybe this one (I like her hat!)
I packaged them with a little bird flashcard:
Here are the beautiful little birds I received in return!
These were from the swap hostess, Sherry Williams
This one has crystal dangles
I love this one, and the way Cami interpreted the paper doll theme (and channeled Karla!)
Karla used an egg as a stand -- so clever!
Beth Leintz hostessed the Nature Journal swap; we each were to make eight pages (front and back) and received eight plus a wonderful cover made by Beth. My front pages were all very different; here are a few:
For the back, I used the same "base" of a scanned hymn over which I printed one of my favorite bird poems, "Said the Robin to the Sparrow":
I was happy with my pages; here is the journal I received:
Gorgeous, huh? I love it!
Next, I'll show you the matchbox swap and all of the beautiful sponsor gifts we
were spoiled with received!