Friday, 3 April 2009

A Swap from the Heart

I signed up to a Heart Swap organised by MollyCupCakes.

The idea was that you send your partner at least 6 "heart" objects, at least one of which had to be handmade.

My partner was BekisBloggyBits.

After stalking her blog to get an idea of her possible likes and dislikes, I settled on making a little wall-hanging using TallGrassPrairieStudios's "Be Still My Heart" tutorial.

I used green and pink fabrics that I received from ChickPeaStudio's Spare Change Swap.

In backed the hanging in just squares.

I was undecided if, or how, I should quilt it but at the last second decided on a heart shaped spiral.

I really liked how it turned out and I plan to make a few more.

I also made Beki a little heart shaped hanging - again in the pink and green stripes.

For the other heart items, I send a few lengths of ribbon, a cookie cutter, some fleece, some buttons and a packet of "Love Heart" sweets.

In return I received a gorgeous bundle of goodies from Beki.

There was a tote bag (which will great for out shopping), an ice-cube tray, heart shaped head pins, a packet of "Love Heart" sweets (lol!!), a little notepad, a gorgeous little magnet, and to finish it off a fabulous heart shaped hanging made from red buttons.

It must have taken her ages to thread them all onto the wire. I just need to find the right place to hang it to show it off.
I really enjoyed this swap.


  1. What a pretty swap. I like the wall hanging very much. The back is as pretty as the front! Like the button heart too with it's pretty gingham ribbon.

  2. lovely swap godies from both sides , love the pink and green colour scheme x