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mercredi 9 octobre 2013

Pretty Pouch Swap

The Pretty Pouch Swap was hosted by Kim whose lovely blog is Lilypatchquilts. Thank you very much for hosting this Kim.
This was not a secret swap so we knew who we were making for and were able to email each other to find out our likes and dislikes! My swap partner turned out to be - Kim!
Here is the pouch I made for Kim.

As we decided on a holiday to Spain after I had signed up for the swap I needed something that I could work on while we were away. So this Jacobs ladder pouch which is entirely hand sewn was the perfect holiday project. I added the lace to the front of the flap to make it extra pretty and special.
I promised Kim a gift from Spain and this black bull fridge magnet is the symbol of Andalucia - the southern part of Spain where we were staying. (You can read about my trip to Spain in my previous two blogs).

I also added some lavender bags using lavender from our garden, a notebook and some chocolate treats.

Kim's pouch for me arrived a few days ago.
Here is the lovely pouch that she made for me

Such gorgeous colours and a very generous size. And generous is the word for the amazing amount of goodies packed inside. This was my first swap and I can see I have a lot to learn!

The sharp eyed amongst you may notice that this packet is empty!

These were scrumptious and I must admit were devoured within half an hour of opening the package!

These cards were hand made by Kim

And these fabrics are gorgeous especially the fruity one with it's hint of gold.
Thank you very much Kim - this has all been great fun.

Happy stitching


4 commentaires:

Kim a dit…

This has been such a fun swap! You're an awesome partner :-)

marina a dit…

your pouch is gorgeous. love the fabrics and the little additions you made. It is very special being all hand sewn.
Kim's goodies are beautiful too. Such pretty cards too.

Bev C a dit…

Hello Lin,

All hand made with love, just such a beautiful pouch, especially love how you got the lace to sit so nicely.
Kim sent you a lovely one too. A great swap, enjoy your pouch. How was the chocolate?

Happy days.

Judy a dit…

Wow, you hand sewed that? What a special gift for someone. That looks like it was a fun swap.