While writing a post about this snippet swap, I realized I've been swapping art via the internet for over ten years. Way back in 2003, I started playing in swaps via Yahoo Groups. Back then it was almost all ATCs (Artist Trading Cards). I still remember the anticipation of getting a package in the mail knowing it was full of art.
Heidi packaged my snippet roll in a handmade bag embellished with a darling picture reading "Vintage Darlings 2014".
Because a snippet roll is long (18") and narrow, it's hard to take a picture of the whole thing, my pictures are just "snippets" of the roll.
A beaded "B" for Beth. I love the feather stitch that Heidi used around the pictures.
The roll was finished with a full lacy ruffle and one of my very favorite (and hard to find) embellishments- velvet berries. Lush!
Heidi also made this sweet little scissor fob, which I actually needed the very day I received it. My Mom gave me these nice sharp scissors several years ago for Christmas, and added a tag that read "Fabric Only".
The tag fell off long ago and all that was left is the little red thread that held it on. The thread was about "this close" to falling off. As soon as that thread broke, I knew I'd have to replace it, or risk accidently using my scissors to cut paper.
I don't have a lot of crafting rules, but one of them is keeping a seperate scissors for cutting fabric.
As soon as I opened the package, I tied that scissors fob on my "good" scissor. Crisis averted. Thanks, Heidi!