I recently participated in a 'Spring Sewing Swap' over at Sewing In No Mans Land. Did you hear about this? Basically you just signed up and used three words to describe yourself / your style. Then we were each paired up with someone and given only their name, shipping address and their three descriptive words. We weren't give a dollar value to send. You were just supposed to send a package that you would like to receive in the mail yourself. I thought this just sounded like such a neat idea.
I quickly sent my package out prior to heading to quilt market. I should have taken a picture, but I didn't have time. I sent a bunch of different trims, a fat quarter bundle of fabrics, and several The Cottage Mama Sewing Patterns.
Then a week or so later, I received my package in the mail in return from the person I was paired up with for the swap. I can't tell you how excited I was ~ I was like a kid on Christmas!
My swap buddy sent me the most beautiful bag of trims, packaged up so beautifully. To be honest, I can't remember what three words I used to describe my style, but she hit the nail on the head. And then she sent these beautiful summery fabrics. I actually had no eyelet in my stash, so this was such a pleasant surprise. She included two hand-knit hats for the girls that she made herself. We absolutely love these hats to pieces. I don't have pictures of the hats because the girls love playing with them for dress up so they were off in one area of the house or another when I was taking these pictures.
I'm thinking I might challenge myself to make an outfit for one (or both of the girls) out of this grouping of sewing loveliness. What do you think? Do you think I can do it? I don't think it should be very hard since everything she sent is beautiful. But it might be kind of fun to see what I come up with.
Anyway, I just wanted to share this beautiful package with you all. And say a BIG GIANT thank you to my swap buddy!
Have you every participated in a swap before?
If so, did you love the package that was sent your way?
This really was so much fun. I would definitely sign up for another one in a heartbeat!Pin It