Friday, April 24, 2009

Trade: planner for leggings

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I think trades are superb. Wouldn't it be cool if you could trade for everything? I don't suppose the power company wants to be paid in crafts though. But seriously, when money can be circumvented, trades are my ideal way to acquire stuff. I have thoroughly enjoyed every trade I've done and I look forward to many more great trades.

I had a lovely trade with my sister that not only inspired an awesome planner design I will be making many more of for the upcoming beehive bazaar, but Lucy got some super sweet legwarmers that show off her chunky little legs to perfection! It was a perfect trade. Kaarina wanted the perfect sized planner (which if you didn't know, happens to be checkbook sized) to fit in her purse, but without preprinted dates, so she could start and stop whenever she wanted without the planner being rendered obsolete. An idea I myself, not being a great planner aficionado, had already implemented in previous planner designs. Whilst I was dearly in need of more stripey things to adorn my baby girl Lucy's rolly polly thighs. Especially if those somethings were tactile and chunky and hand knit. Despite my many and varied random skills, knitting is not one of them. Thus the perfect trade was born.

Of course Lucy wouldn't hold still so I could take a picture, so I was chasing her all over the house, while she gleefully slobbered on the packaging they came in. Aren't they lovely!! My sister is so very wonderfully handy (and neat and patient) with yarn! Clever Kaarina! Yay for trades!


  1. Those are very cute. I would be interested in more about your planner. Trade? I am a tradelover also.

  2. Lucy in legwarmers--SO cute! (I had trouble getting some of the pictures to come up, though. I had to click right on the picture, then all the rest finally came. Did you use different processes to add some of the pictures?)

  3. you better hold on tight to that little girl on sunday.. i am itching to snag her! all these darling pictures are just too much for me. hooray for cool crafty sisters! good job, guys.

  4. So adorable. I love reading your posts. All you Bendio girls are very creative and crafty. Why did I not know while growing up how crafty you are?! I had no idea you were/are an artist until I started following your blog a little bit.

    I think your thought on trading crafts for payment of bills is a great idea.


  5. Thanks for the comments everybody!

    Kristin - I'd be up for another trade, e-mail me after the bazaar.

    mom - sorry you had problems with the pictures... I uploaded them all the same..

    eve - you can snag Lucy all you want, just as long as you give her back! (and I can squeeze Finn!)

  6. yup- love them. My good freind has some for her chunky chunky 9 month old and they are fantastic. I have cute nieces, that is for sure.I hate money and I wish i could trade more often. Good Idea. Love you guys. See you soon!!