Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Tina's Fabric Swap

The lovely Tina organised a fabric swap recently, the idea started on Money Saving Expert so the swap was to have a money saving theme. I am not sure I did too well with that considering I usually use recycled materials, but I only went and bought the magazine, I had everything else already.
I was paired up with Cate who does not have a blog but she does have a flikr account so I scoured that for ideas. I tried to choose fabric I thought she might like (one of the fabrics I sent started life as a vintage bed sheet ~ very MSE). This is what I sent:

I made a little needle case from an antique purple fabric using the tutorial in the Sew Hip Magazine (not the one I used this is a new one!), Cate makes lots of little hexies so I thought this might be quite apt for her. The tutorial was created by this lovely lady if you have not already seen it pop over she has made some beautiful things. I also made a button bag for Cate from a William Morris style fabric, and added lots of new and vintage buttons inside it.

Hope you liked it Cate x

Look what I received, naughty Cate went mad and sent loads of beautiful bits!

Look at my new stash, so much fab stuff I don't know where to start...

beautiful vintage fabrics...

The sweetest little hexie case for my hexie tin...

Cotton, bows, bells, buttons, badges brooches, trims and birdies... my son was very smitten with the striped birdie so I let him run off with it, he said thanks!

Incredible little handmade envelopes full of little bits of fabric and hexies ready to go!

Amazing, I am so pleased thank you so much Cate.

~ ♥ Back Soon ♥ ~

15 comments:

Alex said...

Oh wow, what gorgeous stuff you've been sent! Can't wait to see what you turn it all into.

Bethany said...

Wow!!! That's some haul for both of you!

Vintage Vixen said...

How utterly fab and what an exciting parcel. xxx

Amanda said...

Ooo, you lucky gal! What lovely things. Lots of love, Amanda xxx

Em said...

Lovely treasure in both parcels!!!
Em xxx

Vintage Amethyst said...

Oh what a great swap.
love
Alison
x

Dana said...

the fabric that the butterflys are on- i know it- i think my mum had a duvet cover like that, its made me all nostalgic.

Alexandra Mason said...

What a wonderful swap xxx

Crafty JuJu said...

Wow Wow Wow :D Gorgeous stash x

Kerry said...

How gorgeous! I have had a little envelope from Cate when we did a mini swap- they are the cutest thing. I think she will love what you sent x

giddynici said...

What a fantastic idea and both parcels look equally wonderful.

My cardi was just from Primark btw.

x

Josie-Mary said...

I'd be happy with either parcel :) x

dizzytina said...

Gorgeous swaps i love the stripy bird and mushroom. Those buttons you sent are lovely Kandi. Where did you get the cat ones from something like that would be perfect for a project i'm working on x x

Kurtzhals said...

Oh my word. Those envelopes. LOVE.
Cute blog! Found it from commenting on another blog :)

23rdspiral said...

THANKYOU! for the lovely swap Kandi! I Really Love all you sent me. I'm still day dreaming what to make with the lovely fabric, the needle case has joined a portable hexie sewing kit, the buttons are still being adored, and the heart is hanging at the centre of my mantel piece. i've finally gotten around to flickr-ing the beautifully wrapped goodies you sent me. http://www.flickr.com/photos/23rdspiral/4937907968/in/photostream/