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Inspiration Board : Not Quite Secret Santa - Not Quite Secret Valentine

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A group of us usually get together in early December for a gift exchange "secret santa"  We each draw a name and make a gift for that person.  This year we didn't get it together before Christmas and a new tradition was born - from now on we will have Secret Valentine instead of Secret Santa.   I love seeing what everyone makes for each other and the wrapping is fun too.  Do you have a favorite gift exchange tradition?

The Wrapping

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Jodi's gift to Silke

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The Gifts

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Shane made this beautiful cameo necklace for Blake.  The cameos are made from Sculpey.

1 Shane made this beautiful cameo necklace for Blake. The cameos are made from Sculpey.

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I made Eric a group of drawstring bags from Menswear fabrics and a porcelain plate.  The bags were a project that Silke had done in living a few years back.

3 I made Eric a group of drawstring bags from Menswear fabrics and a porcelain plate. The bags were a project that Silke had done in living a few years back.

Eric restored and recolored a beautiful spun glass butterfly ornament for my Christmas tree.

4 Eric restored and recolored a beautiful spun glass butterfly ornament for my Christmas tree.

Steph hand dyed the fringe on this scarf for Laura.  Similar are for sale on her coup-coup.tumblr.com site

5 Steph hand dyed the fringe on this scarf for Laura. Similar are for sale on her coup-coup.tumblr.com site

Steph also made a lovely tissue box cover.

6 Steph also made a lovely tissue box cover.

Jodi made Silke a flower collage

7 Jodi made Silke a flower collage

Laura knit Stephen a beautiful scarf

8 Laura knit Stephen a beautiful scarf

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Blake made Jodi these bright and beautiful necklaces

10 Blake made Jodi these bright and beautiful necklaces

Athena made Steph hand printed napkins

11 Athena made Steph hand printed napkins

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Stephen's gift to Athena - his cards are available at http://www.cyberstephen.com/

13 Stephen's gift to Athena - his cards are available at http://www.cyberstephen.com/

Beautiful notebooks!

14 Beautiful notebooks!

Silke made Shane fingerless mittens and fabric covered notebooks

15 Silke made Shane fingerless mittens and fabric covered notebooks

Here are a few links to some similar projects

Menswear Bags

Hand-printed towels

Paper cut-outs

Fingerless Mittens

Hand dyed fringe scarf

Comments (2)

  • Very cute wrapping! Having a secret valentine is very sweet, and the gifts are beautiful. Handmade is always best. Thanks for sharing them with us!

  • I love all the gifts you made each other but my favorite is the cameo necklace! I love the cameos! They came out beautiful!!

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