For my gift, I made "Java Jackets", sleeves that slip around your paper coffee cup to keep you from burning your hand. They're just like the cardboard ones you usually get, but these are much greener, as you can reuse them and if they get dirty, you can wash them. I made them from some of my favourite fabric, which I have been hoarding for about 10 years.
Here are some of the cakes that were created:
This is a cake made from all the pieces I traded:
And here's a look at some of the goodies that were inside!
The hand stamp I used was carved by my friend Angela, who also carved the stamps that I got inside one of the cake boxes. (Pictured above-a lotus stamp and another hand image.)