Wednesday, 10 June 2015
A Private Swap
Way back in January I received an email from Claudia asking where I got the pattern for the Liberty needle book I made myself last year. Because it is a pattern of my own design, and no two are ever the same, I offered to make her one in a private swap. After a little to and fro of emails to each other we agreed on a project for her to make me.
The needle book I made Claudia, consists of bright Anna Maria Horner hexis quilted onto a natural linen, This gave the cover rather a firm finish, but I am really pleased with how it has held its shape. The inner is a cream solid, and the pockets are another bright Anna Maria Horner print, She does a lot of different craft work, so asked if it was possible to put in more than one page of felt for the needles, so I put in two sheets of hand dyed wool felt. Again my little zippy pocket on the right hand side for scissors and other things you don't want falling out. Finished off with a matching covered button and ribbon loop.
In return, Claudia made me some beautiful crochet butterfly bunting to hang in my sewing room. I requested rainbow, and they definitely fulfil that criteria. Currently I am having fun deciding where to hang them. There were also some loose ones that I want to attach to a twiggy branch like she did here. Some vintage handkerchiefs and chocolate completed my beautiful package.
Thanks for a fun and colourful swap Claudia.