I can finally post what I sent for the Pink and Green Swap now that my partner has finally received her package. She lives in New Zealand and it took almost 2 weeks for her to get it! I was really getting nervous about it, but not to worry everything arrived safely. It's odd because the package she sent to me came in about 5 days. Oh well. So, each letter of SPRING had to represent something, for those of you not familiar with the swap.
S: Sewing Supplies Holder
I made this using the Amy Butler InStitches book. I also thought it was a good way to catch up on the InStitches along that I have missed
P: Pink Linen Napkins
I thought maybe she could embroider these if she wanted. I found this at the thrift store and fell in love with them!
R: Really cute picture frame
I thrifted the frame and then painted it. I put a cute piece of scrapbook paper in it to hold a picture's place
I: I read that you and Ms. Bee love Hello Kitty
I sent along some pens and a pouch for her daughter. I also found this warm flannel Hello Kitty fabric at the store. They're getting into their cooler weather, so I thought this was appropriate.
N: Notecards from Kate Spade
I found these at the thrift store brand new. I actually picked them up at first because of the green box. When I got them home I realized they were Kate Spade and the prints are just darling. I successfully resisted keeping them for myself!
G: Green and Pink M&Ms
Bee told me they don't get these specialty M&M's. They had chicks and bunnies on them. Too cute! This is it all packed up to go. See that pretty pink ribbon? That's from Godiva when I worked there years ago!
I really love swapping. It's the perfect way to craft because you get to make something for someone else and you get something handcrafted in return. I can't wait for the Sweet Goodness Swaps next one!
I also found a new quilt store in Hyde Park. Of course, as soon as I found they carried Amy Butler I hustled my little (ok huge) butt down there. I wish they had this when I lived here. But, that's how it always works, you leave and new better things come along! I decided that I would use some birthday money I received to buy some new fabrics. It was so hard deciding which ones to get, but I finally came away with these. I also picked up some Freshcut, one from Utopia Line and some 30's reproductions. John told me that my sewing machine is now cleaned and at home. Surprisingly it was only $38. Let's hope she's good and healthy now! I can't wait to get back to do some sewing!