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Sunday, 4 August 2013

Summer swap part 2

Hello again,

 So I showed you all the marvelous goodies that Steph sent me in our summer swap. As I mentioned we each chose colours and Steph chose yellow and purple. I had great fun crafting for this and here are my makes...

So I made a biscornu from a recent pattern in a WOXS chartbook. It's the same design stitched with the colours reversed for the base with different thicknesses of threads.

And then the biscornu's got a little smaller...the one on the necklace is about an inch or so big and the small one is about 3/4". It had been ages since i made really small ones so these worked well with the fabric scraps from the biscornu.

I made a 'Steph' charm bracelet and matching earrings.

I hadn't made any felties for a while so when I brought the made in felt mag I fell in love with the mermaid and little bear so made both of them for Steph, changing the colours to fit our swap. I added some angelina fibres to the mermaid body for some shimmer.

I also made a little pansy bookmark, nailfile cover and a friendly plastic brooch.

I also popped in some fabric, beads, buttons, ribbon and charms along with some wool.

and a jelly belly candle, tissues and 2 handmade soap I picked up at a craft fayre a while back. My son also made Steph a bracelet. He chose all the beads himself ans put it together, just needing a little help with the findings.

The second part of the swap were summer themed ATC's. It's been about 12 months since I made any but I had a couple I'd stitched already and I made the friendly plastic beach hut and needle felted the ice cream.

This swap wa so much fun to do and I think Steph liked her presents.


  1. Just catching up with both posts - gorgeous goodies - you both make fabby gifts xx

  2. Great makes , no wonder steph felt emotional when they arrived , love the mermaid and the angelina fibres , these are what steph used for hello kitty ami in the craft box, great makes also from steph all wrapped up in a coordinating granny , I though the ice cream atc was needle felted , great

  3. wow more beautiful goodies..i love them all.
    big hugs x

  4. Beautiful presents you sent Steph! This was a great swap

  5. Gorgeous goodies!! Steph must have been in heaven :D

  6. I bet Steph was so excited to receive this package.

  7. Um let me think.....YES!! I was a little bit more than happy with my goodies!! They were all just so marvellous. I was lost for words.....LOL! yeah!! That's never gonna happen is it!! I was pretty chuffed to chuckles though. Thank you so so so so much! *HUGS*

  8. You made some lovely things. You're the only other crafter I've come across who's used friendly plastic, I'd love a better look at the things you've made from it.

  9. Love the reverse biscornu with the specialty stitches! It is gorgeous, along with all the other gifties you made! You made your partner very happy, per the above! Hugs!


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