I was looking through my photos and reflecting on my makes over the past couple of months I thought I would share some of my swap makes now that they have been received, but first I must apologise to Joy from Daisy Row for not only was I really really late getting her swap parcel to her but I didn't even post about what she sent me in the first place!!!
Ages and ages ago Kimberley from Creative Chaos organised a kitchen swap and I was partnered with Joy from Daisy Row and this is what she sent me…
can you see the chubby fingers of Tomas who couldn't wait to eat his Kit Kat??
This oven glove certainly isn't as clean now but has definitely come in handy!!!
a lovely friends magnet
a lovely bright red the cosy
Thanks Joy for being such so patient and for the lovely swap gifts.
Okay so here are some of my swap makes, I signed up for the dish cloth swap over at Leonie's blog Kiwi at Heart and my secret partner was Cat at Catalina's Cottage, I
stalked read Cat's blog and found out she liked Cath Kidston amongst other things and I found a fabulous pattern on the internet and here are the two dishcloth's that I made.
The tiny centre roses were rather fiddly but I got there in the end
Cat has a son and daughter and I remembered that I had some Cath Kidston floral fabric and some of her rodeo cowboy fabric so I made a hanging heart and a hanging star
I also found a piece of floral and check Cath inspired fabric in my stash so I wrapped a ribbon around it and popped it in the parcel.
Here are all my swap goodies for Cat
not sure if I went a bit overboard of the Cath Kidston theme!!!
Next up was the Cracker swap just before Christmas I was partnered with Belinda from Frugal Workshop who told me she liked the colour orange, lighthouses and books so I made a book bag from some lighthouse fabric that I had in my stash.
It wouldn't fit inside the kitchen roll so I wrapped it around the outside.
I also made a little lighthouse tag.
I found a beautiful piece of orange fabric in my local fabric shop and teamed it with bright blue ribbon for the cracker.
My other swap partner in the Cracker Swap was Debi over at Busy Little Chicken
who lives near Happisburgh lighthouse so keeping with the lighthouse theme I found this painting on the internet of the lighthouse
and turned it into this mini quilt picture
This is the first time I have made anything like this and it was hard to get the dimensions and the depth right but I was pleased with how it turned out.
Initially I thought it would be easier to hand stitch the edges but it was quite fiddly and I decided to use the sewing machine.
I think that is me up to date on my swap makes for the time being and I am now busy working on my next swap makes as I have three swaps on the go at the moment and I've been pinning like mad for inspiration!!!