Recently I've bartered with 3 other artisans. All three trades have been great and I love being the owner of their wonderful handcrafted items.
This great candle sleeve was made by my Wisconsin friend, Karen of My Colonial Home. Karen wanted a blanket crane like the one my husband made for me. Karen gave me several items and I've waited almost a whole year to put out my new candle sleeve. Karen's work is so precise and her attention to detail is superb.
Susan is new friend I've met only through emails. She has purchased several baskets from me and recently proposed doing a swap. Susan sent me this great Santa and gingerbread man. The Santa is her own design and he is spectacular! The gingerbread man smells good enough to eat.
I'm encouraging Susan to open an Etsy shop to share her items with all of us. Unfortunately she doesn't have a blog either, but if you want her email address, leave me a comment and I'll put you in contact with her.
My last item to show off is a great oil painting by the art teacher in my building. Peg didn't know that I was a basketweaver and once she found out wanted to trade. I was happy to trade - she's had all three of my kids in class so I will always treasure this piece.
I don't have a spot for this yet, but have an idea in mind. I'll be sure to show you when it finds a home.
Have a great week. ~Ann