Recently I got a lovely surprise when I went to collect my mail! I had organised to do a crafty swap with Becky of Strumpets Crumpets a little while ago, and I was was overjoyed when I opened my soft and squishy package! Becky made me a beautiful cushion, with gorgeous Anna Maria Horner fabric, and it has the most amazing hand embroidered details.
Becky also made me the cutest handkerchief, I LOVE the font and the cupcake design:
Thank you Becky, I really love love love what you made me with so much love!
You should go and check out Becky's blog, she is always making the coolest stuff!
Becky has also received my package so I can show you all what I made her too!!
Becky loves mermaids, she has a really nice mermaid tattoo on her back, which I think is totally awesome, which is what inspired me to make her a tote bag with a mermaid felt embroidered centre...
Becky also loves her cute little pooch Mickey, so I thought it would be fun to make her a box pouch (using this tutorial) with "Becky loves Mickey 4eva" on it! I even found a cute magnet which reminded me of Mickey at a market, and had to include it in...
As little extra, I made Becky a 'pin' wheel (using this tutorial) with the same fabric I used as the lining of the tote bag, I chose orange fabric as she is from Florida and well, I know there are a whole lotta oranges there ;)
I love swapping, it is such a fun thing to do. I get a real kick out of making really personalised gifts that my partners will love. But I think I need to focus more on my dream of making bags to sell on Etsy now... I have some time off before Christmas, and I am so hoping it wont be too busy so I can get heaps of sewing done!
Mum Update: Mum went into the fracture clinic today and had her cast taken off and was x-rayed, only to have the cast put back on again for another week! But she was told her fractures are healing well, so all in all good news.