Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Very Cherry Swap

ooooo this swap was FUN!!!  We were paired up for this swap, meaning we knew who we were making for and receiving from.  My partner was Kristen who blogs over at Bobby Pin Bandit.  and does tutorials on Feeling Stitchy.  She is one talented sewist/stitcher!! 

We emailed a few time, I stalked her blog, her pins and her IG feed, and this is what I came up with,,,,

There was so many cute "Cherry" ideas, I wanted to make them all!! I hand pieced and quilted the table topper. She loves hexies too, so I made a few coasters, and one might need a mug rug with a sweet vintage embroidered birdie in a cherry tree, you never know!! She recently moved to a new place, so I thought a bright cherry tea towel was in order,,,,,,so you can see I had a LOT of fun making this swap package.  Then, because Kristen is the awesome stitcher she is, I thought she might like a project book to tote her "on the go" items around with her.

This is what I received!!!!

 The parcel had cherry tape on it, so cool, and opening each individually wrapped item was so much fun.  She stalked me well, I love bags, hexies, pincushions, all the different cherry fabrics,,,so bright and cheery!!

That pincushion, aaaah too cute, hoop art with a beautifully stitched K and a mini cherry brooch, Love it all so much.

She even stitched on a hexie of the zippy pouch!!

Cute flower hexies on the book bag tote,,, which I have already put to use,,,carrying my "on the go" knitting supplies around!! 

This was such a fun swap, I'm a little sad it's over.  But I met a super new friend,, we both had fun creating cherry-licious goodies, and we were both very happy with our gifts.  Pop on over and say hi to Kristen, check out her fun tutorials, or if you would like a cherry brooch of your own she sells them in her Etsy Shop!!

I can't believe it's October already,,,can you!!  Maybe something a little fall-ish next time.

Until then
Happy Stitching

xx's Kim

The project book was made using Comfortstitching's-ProjectBookPouch pattern on Etsy with a few of my own moderations.