Saturday, August 16, 2014
The Swap Is in the mail
Something for cooking, something for caring, something for crafting.
Argh! I love doing these swaps but this time, the timing was all off. I had a big work deadline this week so I spent lots of time on that.
Inside my swap parcel, I put this little hedgehog pincushion, a cross stitched/embroidered tea towel, three covered buttons the I made from my Liberty scraps, and a bar of my homemade soap.
Let me tell you - those buttons were hard to let go of. They were beautiful and I kept touching them, rolling them around in my hand like marbles. This was the first time I'd ever made fabric covered buttons and it worked so well. I am hooked. I just kept imagining them on a homemade sweater for my swap-ee's little girl (though I can't imagine she wears many in SoCal). Dress! Buttons on a dress.
The pincushion... she never told me her name. Either I was too busy or she was too shy. I hope my swap-ee has enough quiet in her home to work that one out.
I can't wait to see what she thinks!