The little cottage above is for the Fab Little Pincushion (FLiPS for short) swap. I found the pattern here. It was loads of fun to make. Next time I may try some different details, but this was a hoot. I had to cover up the welcome sign, as it might give too many clues to my partner.
Next is the Trim the Tree swap, and this one is finished and ready to mail to my 4 partners. I can't find the tutorial I used, but if anyone knows where it is, I will gladly add the link to give credit where credit is due. These acrylic ornaments happen to be on sale at Michael's right now, so they are pretty inexpensive. I found that cutting your scrapbook paper on the narrower side gives a more interesting ornament. Of course, it took me a few tries to figure that out.
here. This is a really simple to sew tote, and the outer pockets are formed when you attach the straps. Seriously, this bag took about 45 minutes to sew.
These cute texty prints were not my original plan, but somehow I didn't get home with the fabric I bought to make this little goodie. I opened the bag from the fabric store on Saturday afternoon after the store had closed, tore the whole sewing room apart, and finally concluded that I left it at the store. I called first thing on Monday morning and described my fabric, they said they had it, I went rushing in after work - only to find that the fabric they had set aside was not the fabric I had chosen originally. The owner was there however, and kindly cut some more fabric for me. So nice, as these were 1-yard cuts, so pretty expensive.
BD#1 picked up for me at Sewing Summit (isn't she so sweet to share with her dear mother?) and added a couple of other prints to give it some variety. I bought some navy solid for the background, but really wish I had a navy polka dot. Sadly, my LQS didn't have navy dot, and I don't have time to go hunting. I'm planning to hand quilt it, so I think it will be OK.
|Photo by Kelly of SewKellySews|
Then I have one more swap before the end of November, as the folks in the Sew Fun Bee create some Christmas goodness for their partners, but the due date is pretty flexible. I think I have an idea for this one too, it's just a matter of doing it.
So, November seems to be a truly swappy month here at prsd4tim2, but I've got it well in hand (I hope). At least a few of the projects are finished. And Monday is a holiday, so I hope to have a seriously creative weekend.