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Saturday, 3 August 2013

Summer swap pt 1

Hi Everyone,

I can't believe it's August already. Steph and I decided ages and ages ago to have a summer swap. We decided to each choose two colours. I chose yellow and turquoise/teal/blue/green - so basically anything in that colour spectrum. Steph chose yellow and purple but more on that in my next post.

So this was the fabulous bundle of goodies that arrived on my doorstep today. When I opened it up it was wrapped up in a beautful crochetted granny.

Here are all the goodies together.

There were 3 beautiful brooches. 2 were crochetted and then embelished in a very Steph way! I now own 7 brooches made by Steph. I just love how they are so unique and original. The middle one is a fabric/felt one. Here is a close up.

Steph said a while back she hadn't swapped any ATC's so we decided to swap some with a summer theme. Steph made these 5 amazing ones. If you look carefully the bunting spells...BEACH. so clever.

There was also some incense cones for the smoking dragon Steph made Hubby and I for our anniversary in June, a box of jelly beans, some fabric charm squares and Cornwall postcards for my collection. I'll show you those in my next 101 round up.

There was an amazing cushion stitched on some of the most beautiful hand dyed fabric, I just love the waves of colour. It is so tactile as it has all the waves of beads and buttons and little gold dragonflies. It is beaded around the edge too.

The back was as beautiful as the front. It had so many french knots and lazy daisy stitches and then all the seed beads on another glorious piece of fabric.

There was also a very bright and bold biscornu with a pretty leaf pattern.

And here is the back, you can see how bright the fabric is. You can't miss it in my biscornu bowl!

I'll be back in a couple of days to show you my makes for Steph. It was a brilliant exchange. I had so much fun crafting for it. 


  1. aww such sweet goodies *.*

  2. FAB-U-LOUS! I must confess to having a sneaky peek beforehand, I was absolutely amazed, especially by the cushion!!! Gorgeous.

  3. Spectacular parcel, how lovely.

  4. What beautiful gifts from Steph! I particularly love the cushion, it's gorgeous!

  5. Fabulous parcel!! The cushion & biscornu are my favourites :)

  6. ^_^ I am glad you liked everything Kerry ^_^ It was one of the best swaps ^_^

  7. What a gorgeous collection of goodies! I have to ask, is the fabric on the summer pillow coloured in with fabric pens? It's a technique I use and haven't seen many other people doing the same.

    Looks amazing anyway!!


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