I am part of a group on Ravelry called “Odd Ducks Swaps”. This is a group that put together Swaps following different themes each month, and allow people to join in. The Swap that caught my eye this time was Games, Games, Games! So I signed up “yes please” and then waited to have my Swap partner assigned to me. When I received my partner’s name I then went to see what was on her “Wish List”, and also everyone in the swap answered lots of questions about their favourite games.
I made some presents for my swap partner (as well as bought some other bits and pieces). When I posted her parcel I put inside a bag inspired by her favourite game, Settlers of Catan. I also gave her two “battle helmets” that she and her husband could wear whilst playing Risk, another favourite game. Then, because she likes Steampunk, I knit her a lace choker that she could wear with her Steampunk outfits.
One of the helmets (the other one was in two shades of purple):
Part of the lace choker:
The Settlers of Catan bag:
The bag had on it some sheep buttons (on the other side) and I was really proud of myself for lining it – I even managed to put in a pocket! So there is some good use of my lovely sewing machine too. I have just noticed my feet in the bottom of this picture, how odd.
Generally with these swaps you send to one person and receive your gift from a different person, but much to our surprise we were matched up and sent to each other! She sent me lots of lovely things, but I particularly wanted to show you the handmade gifts.
A Cthulhu dice bag:
Wonderful fingerless mitts:
See how well they fit?
Another dice bag, this one with Carcassonne Meeples on it:
And a handmade project bag made of Carcassonne fabric! More sewing machine fun!
Yes, you can see she sent me yummy treats too and some beautiful yarn. I love doing these swaps – the last one I did was around August last year and was Doctor Who themed – I finished it and posted while we were on our USA road trip. I’m hoping to do another one later this year, there is a Jim Henson one and some other themes that I like the look of too!