Saturday 20 June 2009

Bad, bad, blogger and a Super Swap!

No I don't mean Blogger the system - I mean me!

I was lucky enough to be part of the Snailblazer swap which was organised by the lovely and talented Cass and received the most amazing array of goodies when the swap was complete, which I have been very remiss in blogging, til now.

So while some of you may have seen them around on other "good blogger's" pages before now, I don't care, you can enjoy their loveliness again!

Here we go:

Cass made a fabulous patchwork mini-scarf, perfect for Melbourne weather at the moment
Allison sent a handmade soap with a little swapcard girl on the front
Kylie who is clever with all things wool and fabric knitted a sweet washcloth

Carolyn made a lovely project bag in this great apple and pear fabric that I have been eyeing off for ages;

Cindy created a wristlet using reclaimed denim as well as upcycled zips and lining with sweet yo-yo detail
Meika made a crocheted hat which has been claimed by the eldest of my girls as her own. (I couldn't get the flower to photograph well - hence the detail shot)

Adds made this very handy and beautifully made mushroom fabric basket which has been ideal for storing all my new felt supplies (more to come on what they are for next post!)

Ingrid the always clever crafter made a loyalty card holder for all those pesky cards that won't fit into my wallet
Claire made the gorgeous cheery cherry apron that came complete with a Cherry Ripe in the pocket (long -gone sorry folks!)
and lastly Clair sent one of her gorgeous soft owls which one of the girls saw and declared to be "Toot", which is her version of Cute.
Claire has since named this little pattern "Toot the owl" which is very sweet.

I sent out to all the ladies a button brooch that I made a la Jodie's workshop at the Stitches and Craft show.
I used a mix of vintage and new buttons for them.

And I also made up fabric flowers in fabric from Amy Butler, Park Slope, Anna Maria Horner and Sandi Henderson fabric and thanks to a great idea from Kirsty I attacehd both a brooch clip and a hair clip to the back so they can be worn as the ladies choose.

I put them all on a little piece of patterned scrap-booking paper with a word that describes the joys of crafting for me and sent them on their way.

Belated but sincere thanks to Cass for all the planning and organisation that went into this swap - it was really great.


Sarah S-B said...

What a great collection of goodies!! Fun idea!!

Bek said...

Wow! Aren't you lucky. And I like the brooches you made too- I bet some of those buttons were indeed hard to part with!

Kelly O. said...

Oh how wonderful! I have also been remiss in saying some thankyous...i must get on that!

Natalie said...

lovely photos of lovely things! This looked like such a fantastic swap.

Unknown said...

Oh, what a wonderful loot, you lucky girl! I can't wait to see what all the felt is for...

Kylie said...

You bad blogger you - LOL - you are too funny!

Thanks for the great brooches - we scored the Learn... ones. We love them and they are worn with pride on our jackets!

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