Image by gsbrown99, via Flickr
This month, my supporting Free project had a fun personal angle. My Mom and I have formed a little pact: for our birthdays, we’ll give each other “wish lists” of items we’d love to buy in support of our crafty community. So, since her birthday was in early May, I got to do some shopping for her!
Here’s what she got: first, a beautiful crochet hook with a handmade polymer clay grip, from Lisa of Polka Dot Cottage. I have one of these babies, too, and they feel so nice in the hand. Mom loves hers.
Erin of Elysian Studios makes beautiful trade beads, and Mom wanted some to use in making her tin butterflies and dragonflies. The colors were even more vibrant in person!
(Pushkin was indeed a little miffed that nobody got him anything.)
…And lastly, since Mom taught herself to knit using internet how-to’s, she’s all about the fiber. She asked for a cone of this lovely stuff from Yarnia, and she’s knitting up a scarf.
I love this pact! The only downside is waiting all the way to October for my birthday. But I already have my wish list. :-)