Remember the lovely things I received all the way from Australia? I posted about them here. I made some things for my swap partner in North Carolina, USA, but couldn't post about them until I was sure she received them. It's actually been a while since she replied, but, you know, life gets busy..... and finally here I am, blogging about it.
I had the name and address of my swap partner, but no e-mail or blog address, so I really didn't know much about her. I thought if I created something child-friendly, but she had no younger kids, it would go unused. So, without any clues as to what I should make, I set to creating:
I LOVE aprons, they are so cute (and so needed, in my case!). I had seen many variations of the ruffled apron, so I thought I'd try it out. This black and white fabric has been used and used (perhaps over used?) for so many projects, but I just love the combination!
I continued the theme with a set of coasters, and included one of my "famous" cup cozies (ina patriotic red, white and blue with stars for the American).
And the card i created from my scrap bin:
It turns out that she lives 30 minutes away from where we will be vacationing this August. What a small world.
Here's her reply to me after she received my package:
Sonya Thank you so much for your gift. It was a wonderful suprise. I have already been reading your blog. Guess my delight to find out I was the one who was matched with you. You have spoiled me beyond belief. It's hard to tell which one is my favorite. The apron is sooo cute. I have already put the coasters to use and will use the cup cozy soon.
Please let me know when you head down my way. I would love to meet you. You will only be about 30 miles from me.
I'm so glad she enjoyed what I sent her! I'd like to sign up for another swap again, but not until I've got the craft fair stock and displays up and running. I just love receiving creations from people all over the world. It's a nice change to see other people's work and see other fabrics than what's in my own stash!
Off to create more craft show stock..... stay tuned for pics and listings of my new creations!