Oh man, I can’t remember exactly what show I was watching this weekend, but it had the former owner of AOL on it and he was talking about why AOL fazed out and what he didn’t do that would have been able to bring it back. However, one thing he did talk about was that AOL was the first of it’s kind. AOL brought together people in a way that was never done before. By creating chat rooms and instant messaging AOL brought together people with similar likes and dislikes all across the world.
Ok, back? Great! So Linda, that crafty lady runs a blog called craftaholics anonymous. And it’s a great site to find inspiration (seriously, check out her Pinterest boards!) and other crafters that love one thing: to make things for people. In the spirit of this “making things for other people” drive she teamed up with Elfster to host a Craftaholics Gift Exchange! Upon find her Gift Exchange it took me all of 3.2 nanoseconds before I decided to join in on the fun.
I mean, really, a Handmade Gift Exchange with other crafters, where I can potentially get to communicate with people with the same obsessions as myself? It was a no-brainer.. right?
So I did, I signed up, and impatiently waited to be paired up with another crafter. Once you get paired up, you get to know your giftee(?) and then you make something you think they’d like and mail it to them. Simple right?
So below is my gift that I made for my pick Jessica (who’s from Sioux Falls, SD)!
What do you think? I hope she likes it! I’m super excited to share with you guys how I made this cute map wall art so keep your eyes peeled for the tutorial. It’s coming soon with some other really LOVEly (hint hint) gift ideas! Stay tuned!