Thursday, 20 June 2013

Spring Sewing Swap 2013

Who doesn't love getting presents in the post? I know I do. So when I saw that Kerry from Kestrel Makes was organising a sewing swap I knew I had to take part. Basically how it worked was that Kerry paired everyone up and then we had to check out our partner's blogs and spend up to £15 on sewing goodies for them that we thought they would like.

I was paired with Kerry herself - talk about pressure! Here is what was in the lovely parcel that she sent me...(check out the awesome dotty post bag!)...



There are no pictures of everything wrapped up because I may have been a bit impatient to take a photo. I had to pick up the parcel from the post office because the postman took it hostage and I was so excited to see what was inside that I started to open my goodies at the bus stop! There may also have been some tablet fudge in the package too but, erm, it may not have made it home in once piece.

Kerry had obviously been reading my blog and has seen that I like using British yarn as she bought me some local yarn from New Lanark in Scotland. Also in the package was a pattern for a casual top, which looks like it will make a great basic, some purple buttons and a gorgeous length of purple cotton with a bird print (are they swallows? I'm not great with birds!).  I think the fabric would make a great Alma blouse (just realised the birds are upside down in the photo - this was not intentional, sorry birdies!)


Thanks Kerry, both from organising the swap and for my lovely goodies! I love everything that you sent me :)

If you want to see what I sent Kerry, take a look at this blog post.

K xx

7 comments:

  1. Ooh an Alma! That would be lovely. Glad you liked the parcel, mine was great x

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  2. Now Kat I can tell officially you they are 'Turns' it's the same fabric I used but in a different colourway. Himself is a bit of a bird man although not a twitcher. Its a lovely fabric to work with and an Alma would look great.

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    1. TThanks Mellie, I knew someone would know!!

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  3. Nice haul! The bird fabric is gorgeous and will make a lovely Alma. I can't believe I didn't know about this swap...next time, for sure! Hey, I just learnt how to knit!! So I may be asking for tips in the future!

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    1. Thats awesome, happy knitting! I look forward to seeing how you get on :) I'm by no means an expert but happy to give any tips if I can!

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  5. Wow! Such fabulous treats - love the fabric! I've just posted about my goodies from the lovely Philippa - do come and take a look! Thank-you Kestrel for setting this up :)

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