…and just what is a “Zaubersäckchen”?
Why, it’s a little sack filled with crafty bits n’ bobs that travels from blogger to blogger…each marvelous maker selects a few items from the bag & then replaces what they take with odds n’ ends from their own stash before sending the Zaubersäckchen on its merry way.
Unfortunately an explosion of glitter greeted me when I opened the sack…aaaargh! Absolutely everything in the package (as well as yours truly) was covered in those pesky sparkles of annoyance…
The culprit? A vial of irksome glitz that had been previously added to the sack but sadly not sealed properly…I cleaned up as many of the crafty bits as possible but unfortunately some of the items were simply unsalvageable (new info I discovered: removing glitter from yarn, feathers & pompoms is frustratingly impossible)
I snagged a few funky scraps of fabric, a stylin’ crochet hook, purty paisley border, 2 mini tassels (perfect for earrings) & a bit of leather cord
I added 4 vintage hankerchiefs, a 1960′s necktie (& links to my groovy tie-tutes), some adorable painted buttons, a selection of Great Auntie’s handmade lace appliques, ribbons, fabric bows, mini pompoms & a length of pompom yarn.
I repackaged everything up (separating the cleaned yet still somewhat glittery items from the new additions), signed the travel log and sent NadelBernds Zaubersäckchen onto the next lucky DIY Diva!
*I was thinking of hosting an international version of the crafty travelling sack in the new year…anyone care to join in?
*The most important rule? No Glitter Allowed!