Friday, September 14, 2007

Swap has landed

Phew, the Back To School swap parcel for Heidi at Friday Prize has landed! So finally I get to blab about the contents. It's the hardest part of swapping for me - keeping a lid on it so as not to spoil the surprise.

But as usual, I neglected to take a decent picture of the contents all together. I am always so excited to get my parcels sent off that I forget all about that part. Hopeless.

The thing I had most fun with was the artsy clutch from Bend the Rules Sewing. I did some sashiko style ripples and embroidered goldfish on the outside and found a ripple effect cotton for the lining. I was so so pleased with how it turned out that I think I need to make another one. Pure fun.

Have a great weekend - we're off to the Newbury Show. They have the JCB Dancing Diggers. How could we not?


8 comments:

Angel Jem said...

I love the dancing JCB's.... have a great time at the show. I suppose all lifestock will be banned? I hope we're not in for another bad year like last time!

dottycookie said...

OOOH, all looks lovely. I sent mine off at the start of the week, and received my parcel yesterday. Need to get some pictures up ... it was fun, wasn't it?

Junie Moon said...

What a great swap package--swaps are so much fun and you discover the most amazing and creative ideas.

I never heard of JCBs before--that's a new one. But since they're dancing, that's even better. Have a wonderful time.

janet clare said...

Joe loved the dancing diggers when he saw them. Have a good weekend!

sarah said...

Your swap package looks gorgeous, I love the idea of the water fabric as a liner- it would be a lovely treat every time you opened your bag.

kat said...

oh wow, my kids would love to see dancing diggers :) Have a super time!

Great swap stuff :)

Nicki said...

I love the Artsy Clutch - think i'm going to make about a hundred of them!
Have fun at the show - we're going tomorrow and we are definitely going to see the diggers,our son would never forgive us if we didn't

www.bigbucketgirl.typepad.com said...

Oh. Oh. Oh. Your swap package sounds SO more profesional than mine! Haha! I'll be lucky if my partner doesn't swap my bag for an evil plastic non biodegradable one!
And the other Oh! is that I just asked DH where Newbury is and he said its 2 hours away. Then laughed hysterically when I asked if we could go. Oh.