Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Swaps Swaps Everywhere

I thought it was about time I updated you all on the swaps I've been/am involved in.

Firstly there was the Fairy Tale Swap organised by Meridian Ariel.

My swap partner was Jessica. She was first to post and sent me beautiful collection of items with a "Little Red Riding Hood" theme. There is a journal, a little note book and some notelets with envelopes. There's a huge amount of detail in these, but if you visit her blog you'll see that's normal.

Jessica's favourite fairy tale is "Alice in Wonderland", and as soon as I heard an idea popped into my brain which I then hummed and haaed over for ages as I wasn't sure my sewing skills were up to my vision!! But in the end I took the plunge and made her a Cheshire Cat cushion.

Next up was a Camper Van Swap organised by JellyBelly*JellyBrain.

My swap partner this time is Maxine. I can't give much away as she hasn't received what I've made yet but here's a Sneaky peek. "Can you tell what it is yet??"

Number 3 swap is a Cupcake Swap organised by HmmDesigns.

My partner is Beth who has given my free rein to make what I like in whatever colour I like!! I have been mulling over some ideas and I'm now ready to get making.

And last but not least is swap for a Easy Lap Quilt as per Amy Karol's "Bend the Rules Sewing" Book organised by Adrienne.

Surprise, surprise but who should turn out to be my partner in this but good old GingerMonkey herself!! We are the only 2 in the UK doing the swap so we're special.

Katy sent me an "explosion in a flower shop" to quote the lady herself, whilst my fabric choices were a bit subtler - and I think that sums up our personalities a treat!!

I really can't wait to see how they turn out


  1. What are you saying about my personality then, leah?! he he he. I can't wait to see how it turns out, whether I was actually a bit mental choosing so many patterns. I think you'll do a fab job though! I am working on your quilt right now (not right now, I am typing obviously, but I was 2 mins ago - the top is almost done)
    My guess for the camper van swap is a camper van cushion - and it looks great from the sneaky peek!!!

  2. ooh - i saw your swap goodies for the fairytale swap on jess's blog - i'm jealous - my fave fairytale and a fantastic hoard of lovelies!
    my swap parcel was fab too - my son has STOLEN my book though!