This year, the Tag Swap was hosted by Stephanie Oyler. These little works of art are always so amazing and while I want one of each, sometimes it can be overwhelming to make so many tags.
Stephanie limited the swap so that we only made seven tags each and then she randomly made a book for each of us in the swap. She made made a cover for our tag book, bound them on a ring embellished with seam binding, and then added a sweet little bird charm. Above is the picture of my cover with the tags spread out behind
This first tag was made by Linda McMillan. I met Linda at the previous year's Birdsong. Sadly, she missed out on attending Birdsong and we missed having her there due to an illness this year. She sent along her tags anyway and this is her beautiful creation:
I was so excited to get a tag from my friend and traveling partner, Terri Wilkerson. Terri is one of those people that is so easy to be around. Not only is she so very generous, she creates the most beautiful things, and with her, there is NO DRAMA! Terri made me a beautiful little Spring Basket in a swap earlier this year and I'm so happy to have this amazing little work of art.
The last tag I received in my book was from my friend Laurie Jackson. I met Laurie at the first Birdsong and we've done a few swaps together over the last couple of years. Laurie is very good at adding texture and little surprise elements to her projects like the rhinestones that peek out from under the lace.
Thanks to Stephanie for hosting this swap. I always look forward to the tag swap.