Autumn has arrived (in the Northern Hemisphere, anyway) and that means falling leaves, Halloween, and Thanksgiving are all on their way. In celebration of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, Swap-bot member TC is hosting an Attitude of Gratitude Swap.
I love the idea of the swap: “to get us thinking about all the things for which we should be grateful.”
For the Type 2 swap, you send your one partner two items, a letter and a flat surprise. The letter must describe three things you are thankful for: a person, a place, and a thing. A simple concept, but one that can help us focus on the good things in life and our gratitude for them.
New and experienced USA participants are welcome to join the swap, but problem swappers will be removed. A filled out profile is required. Sign up before October 23rd!
October is here and the Halloween themed crafts are out in full force! I know not everyone is keen on the spooky holiday, so I've still got a mix of crafty, mail-y, autumn-y links… Have fun!
Whew! That is a lot of links… I hope they gave you some fun inspiration for the weekend. xoxo
Hello and welcome to your Friday links!
Give me more links in the comments!!
This amazing Ernie the Envie constructed in glass was made by smadronia. She made one for her partner, FunnerKimberley, for the Ernie the Envie Inspired Swap last month AND she also made one for ME! I am so excited. I will cherish Glass Ernie and he will be displayed in a prominent place in Swap-bot HQ.
Smadronia sent a letter explaining the complex glass fusing process:
“I used one of your Ernie postcards for reference, and cut the glass to shape, as well as all the little pieces. The mouth gave me a little trouble, as glass doesn't like to cut into circles well. I ended up using a couple pieces of scrap glass that already had curves cut into them.
Once everything was cut, I cleaned all the pieces and arranged the in the film. Once the pieces were in the kiln, and laid out correctly, they spent 12 hours in there. Ordinarily, glass goes to almost 1500 degrees, but for this style of fusing, I only took it to 1350. That way the piece didn't come out completely smooth.”
Fascinating! What an incredible craft process! Ernie definitely looks striking in glass!
Thank you so much, Smadronia!!!
This is a re-post of last week’s link love due to a technical error…
I am giddy over all of these Ernie crafts! FunnerKimberley made this felt envelope Ernie for the Ernie the Envie Inspired Swap last month. So cute!
I can’t top these awesome Ernie crafts with links, but here are a few anyway…
Have more links? Have more Ernie crafts? Share!
Check out these additional crafts made for the Ernie the Envie Inspired Swap:
Briarstitch84 sent this Ernie magnet to her partner, moonlightlaura. I love the pixelized Ernie style!
This adorable felt tissue cozy was made by Moominbrooke. Such a perfect likeness of Ernie!
Keep sending me photos of your Swap-bot-inspired crafts to rachel -at- swap-bot.com!
It warms my heart to see swaps on Swap-bot that are inspired BY Swap-bot! Last month, FunnerKimberley hosted the Ernie the Envie Inspired Swap. For the swap, participants simply had to make a craft that featured Ernie, the Swap-bot envelope mascot.
Check out these amazing creations made for the swap:
Dmarie made this adorable Ernie zippered pouch. Such great craftsmanship! I love that it is lined in orange.
FunnerKimberley received this incredible GLASS Ernie from smadronia. Wow! That is the first glass Ernie I have ever seen!
This lovely needlepoint Ernie was crafted by moonlightlaura to be used as a notebook cover. Very nice!
So many fantastic Ernie creations!
But I want more! Please send me photos of your Swap-bot-inspired craft to rachel -at- swap-bot.com. I’d love to see each and every one of them!
Summer is nearly over for us in the Northern Hemisphere… I am sad to see it go. I will comfort myself with these fun links:
Have a wonderful long weekend!
It is Friday! And that means it is time for some spectacular links…
What other links were you loving this week??
Hello swap-loving friends! I have a few lovely little links for you…
Have a great weekend!