We are so excited to be offering this again this year. It was too much fun last year, and I expect it to be even bigger and better. But what is it you ask?

When you sign up for the Handcrafted Holiday of Awesome Swap you are agreeing to bring a handmade item (be it something you made yourself, or was made by someone else. For instance, delicious homemade pesto and bread, etc from the farmers market is totally acceptable) to Bella on Sunday December 11th to swap. There will be cookies and punch (maybe even some adult punch!), and of course, lots of awesome things to swap for the holidays. We’ll start socializing and making sure all the folks trickle in around 5, and then start the swap around 5:30.

Bring your gift, unwrapped, and when you arrive further instruction for swapping will be given out. (Think White Elephant without the punching). It’s hard to put a price tag on handmade gifts, but let’s keep it under $50. In the same token, if you are bringing something like a jar of jam, let’s make it 2 or 3 jars, or a small basket with bread for the jam too. So let your creative juices start flowing (and try to keep them off the carpet). Whether you crochet, knit, cross stitch, bake, or a variation of all or none of the above, I can’t wait to see what we have to swap.

Head over to the Facebook event page or shoot us an email at shop(.)bella(@)hotmail(.)com so we know how many folks are coming (to make sure Mrs Claus cranks out enough cookies for us all).