It’s been a while since I wrote anything and I’ve wanted to write about the Package Pals for ages, but I couldn’t incase my pal read everything I put.
What’s a package pal I hear you all ask. Well that I can answer. C.R.A.F.T is a blog that hosts PP.
Basically you apply to it on thier website and then they join you up with a lucky individual. You spend a few weeks getting to know you, and based on what you both discuss you make this person a package and send it to them. I took part in the March/ April round and it was my first ever time.
I was paired with a lovely girl called Yoshi. She lives in America and is the same age as me. It was so exciting, getting to know someone and making them some stuff that they would really appreciate. I finished my package late March, but due to being ill I only managed to post it off in the last few days.
I have recieved Yoshi’s parcel to me and I was very impressed. It featured 2 friendship bracelets, a decorated pencilcase, a brooch and a homemade card. I will be posting photos soon but I’m not currently at home and I don’t have the items here with me.
Based on what I learned about Yoshy I made sure I sent her stuff I hoped she’d love.
Firstly I made her a t-shirt transfer for her to use on whatever she wished. It’s a SoSo Happy Monster because she said that she liked these, and this is her favourite one.
Yoshi told me that she loved the colour purple and collected friendship bracelets just like me. I bought some super thin ribbon and thought I could come with some way of weaving or plaiting them to make a bracelet. That’s what I came up with eventually.
I love quilling, and I didn’t want to just send things that I’d made. I wanted to send things she could use as well. So I made her a flower which she could use on cards, or decorating something.
This isn’t really something based on the things Yoshi likes. I love Rainbows (as you may or may not know) and I made a few of these charms so I decided I would send her one.
Yoshi really wants to visit Europe and France and when I saw this little charm at a craft show I visited recently I had to get one for her.
Another purple friendship bracelet. This time with a lego piece (actually megablocks) attached. I’m really into making these at the moment so I had to send one.
It was her birthday in March so I couldn’t let the occasion pass us by without making her a card.
Another friendship bracelet, this time the classic candy stripe.
This is a design I knocked up out of nowhere but I really do think it looks lovely.
I hope this enspires people to join PP next time.
Thanks for reading.
Rainbow 🙂 (Amie)