Swaps and patterns

March 19th, 2008

I, for some reason known only probably in the deepest recesses of my mind, thought that I would join in with 2 swaps that fellow bloggers have started. As if I don’t have enough to do – planning and making things for my wedding, making stuff to sell to help pay for said wedding, work full time, try and have a life and do more than just grunt at people as they go past me leading a life (I think it’s called that – I wouldn’t know…). But the swaps sounded so cool I couldn’t resist. I also keep telling myself that it won’t take too long…

The first is a Vintage inspired swap organised by Meridian Ariel- to create something from materials cost no more than £5 (my kind of price ..) that is inspired by vintage, Hollywood, glamour, that sort of thing. I have a few ideas, and since the lovely partner I have has a blog, it’s easy for me to go having a look at what she’s into and confirm ideas in my head of what I can make for her. Big brother is alive and well, and on Blogger today….

The second is a lunchbox swap moderated by Elizabeth from oh, fransson! I used to get laughed at all the time (still do) cos I always have fruit in my bag, and I more often than not, take my lunch to work, so a lunchbag is great for me. The idea is to make something for your partner in the colours they would like. My partner likes rust and green, or blue and green together, which is fine as I have lots of vintage fabrics in those colours, so if they don’t look truly awful together I think I will try and use all of them in some way. This is a bit easier as the subject is given, but have a look at some of the lovely ones Elizabeth has made. I think they are so pretty.
Anyway, I have more than enough to be getting on with – I want to use Easter to finish off some bits and bobs and list them on Etsy, so I will keep you posted about their progress anyway. In the meantime here are a couple of patterns for you to enjoy. Speaking of patterns, I am in love with my new Sulky transfer pens. I will never go back to using a pencil again – they are great! They can be hard to get hold of in the UK unless you have a quilting shop nearby. And they are expensive, Studio Husqvarna in Nottingham sells them for £5 each….It’s just like using a pelt tip pen though, and the impressions you get form them are so much better than with a pencil. It’s worth for the people in the UK giving the distributors in the UK a call – but I warn you, unless you are trade, they can be really rude to you!

Have fun x

6 Responses to “Swaps and patterns”

  1. Guzzisueon 20 Mar 2008 at 7:18 am

    Have a great Easter and let us see the lunch bag/box once finished as I’ve never heard of theis swap!

  2. Lucy Bloomon 20 Mar 2008 at 10:14 pm

    These swaps look great, have fun with them. Wishing you a Happy Easter too!
    Lucy x

  3. gon 21 Mar 2008 at 2:46 am

    oh yeah…sulky pen lover here too! I have one in every color – that’s not excessive is it?

    Good luck with your swaps, they look like fun ones & I can’t wait to see what you do!

  4. Katyon 22 Mar 2008 at 11:56 am

    I thought of you with Meridian’s swap, it’s right up your street, so I’m glad you’re on board! – your swapper is a lucky lady :)

    Have a good Easter x

  5. Pattyon 23 Mar 2008 at 9:59 am

    Thank you for sharing the patterns! I love the bears. Happy Easter!

  6. Drewzelon 18 Apr 2008 at 12:31 am

    I am coveting those Sulky pens, don’t know where to find them in Australia though!
    Love the transfers :P

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