Monday, September 5, 2011

Swap time

I recently had the opportunity to participate in my very first blog swap. Bonnie over at Pink Stitches set this one up. I was so excited to get my partners email so I could chat. 

I was paired up with two different ladies. Rebecca from Searching out simple was the lucky one assigned to sew me something. I browsed through her blog for a bit and looked at her Pinterest and saw that we have similar tastes in a lot of things. I emailed her a link to my Pinterest even though I had barely started pinning. I also shared with her my favorite colors and things like that. I did not want to hint too strongly for something because I wanted to be completely surprised.

My other swap partner was Jaime over at The busy bee quilt shop. We exchanged a few emails and she told me her favorite colors and patterns. She told me that she did not own anything that was sewn so whatever I made would be something new. By the way, I checked out her blog and she is uber talented. 

Shopping for fabric was super fun. Any excuse to shop at JoAnns is good for me. I found some great fabric in teal and grey, one of her colors, and bought a bunch of it. I sewed her a purse, loosely based off of the Debut purse pattern I found here and received when I signed up for their newsletter. It is worth it let me tell you.

I love the colors. I might even make a purse for myself with some of this.

I thought a purse wasn't quite enough so I made a change purse too. I am liking this whole color scheme.
Since Jaime is a quilter I added a package of pins. One can never have too many pins. 
 I am very pleased with how everything turned out. I was just keeping my fingers crossed that Jaime would like everything. 

 I got an email last night from Jaime and she loves what I made her. She especially like the houndstooth fabric that I used. 

I don't have a picture yet of the fabulous gifts I got in the mail from Rebecca. She is so thoughtful! I recently bought a DSLR camera and very much needed a cute strap for it. I had a couple pinned that I was planning on making. Rebecca made me one and I LOVE it. The colors, the ruffles, the pocket for my lens cap..everything is perfect! She also made me some of these. She made them in some of my favorite colors! And she made me a cute little key chain with a "T" on it. I will add a couple pics when I get some. 

I had so much fun with this swap. I hope that it is only the first of many. It is exciting to get a package in the mail and I can hopefully make some new bloggy friends.

Thank you to Bonnie from Pink Stitches for hosting such a fun swap:)

Partying here:
Not Just A Housewife 
Vintage Wanna Bee 
Homemaker in Heels 
Thirty Handmade Days 
Sweet Little Gals 
Tatertots and Jello 


Pink Stitches said...

That bag is absolutely beautiful Tanya! I love that houndstooth fabric too!! I'm really glad you enjoyed the swap. I will be featuring you and the other participants soon. There are more swaps coming! This one was so much fun!!

Sara said...

I would LOVE it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin' party tomorrow!! It is GORGEOUS!! ;)

Jordan McCollum said...

How fun! So cute. I'm glad she liked them!

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Hi, there! Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog. Btw, You've got so much creativity and I'm admiring them all. Can you share your creative posts at my Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there :)

Mindie Hilton said...

That fabric is fabulous. Thank you for sharing at Bacon Time. :)

Amanda said...

The bag looks wonderful, love the fabrics!

Bethany @ A Fish Who Likes Flowers said...

I love the fabrics you used on this bag, especially the hounds tooth! Great job

Andrea @ Sew Divertimento said...

These are beautiful!!! Great fabric choices! =)

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

I'm so glad you made it to the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop. Thank you SO MUCH for linking up this awesome post :) Hope you'll continually join us in the weekly party.

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