Friday, 29 March 2013

Spring Bouquet Swap

Although I think for most of us Spring is still waiting to show its sunny side, I do have a couple of things to show you that may brighten your day.
The lovely Betty of Betty the Wood Fairy recently organised a Spring Bouquet Swap, the idea being you make or buy something spring themed for your swap partner. I was teamed with Andrea over at MemeRose who creates the most amazing crochet and has a wonderful flair for home interiors.

Andrea has now received her swap parcel so I can tell you all about it.

Andrea and I emailed each other and I did lots of stalking on her blog and found out that she loves pastel colours and has a thing for swans. So with my trusty google search engine I surfed the net looking for just the right fabric and boy did I find it! 

Now, although the fabric did have flowers on it they were roses so not very springlike so to incorporate the spring element I searched the web again and found a tulip shaped bag pattern which I used to create a bag just for Andrea.

The pink fabric is recycled from a curtain sample.

I found the perfect button in my button box.

I also enclosed some very sweet cotton reel chocolates that I found in NEXT 

and a pretty pansy embroidered mini hoop that I picked up on one of my many charity shop trips.

I can't wait to show you what Andrea sent me........


  1. WOW!! I absolutley LOVE that bag, gorgeous shape and gorgeous fabric. Really lovely swap gifts - your partner must have been thrilled!
    BH x

  2. What a lovely swap - the bag you made was so thoughtful and pretty. Betty

  3. That bag is lovely, really lovely, and chocolate cotton reels what a great gift for a swap.

  4. This is so gorgeous and beautifully made. A shop in Auckland has Next children's clothes . Must go and look one day. Neat chocs

  5. What beautiful swan fabric and what a lucky lady Andrea is having a bag made especially for her. It's beautiful, Tracy and so well made. I love those little chocolate reels - how clever. Can't wait to see what Andrea sent you.Have a great holiday weekend. x

  6. Beautiful fabric and I love the bag. Those cotton reel chocolates are an excellent find.
    Patricia x

  7. Oh what a gorgeous bag! You are so so talented at bags and materials! I have my padded heart you made me hung on a peg in my bathroom and it makes me smile everytime I look at it!x

  8. I just saw your/her bag on MemeRose's blog and I absolutely adore it. The other gifts are very cute too. She is one lucky lady! :-)


  9. What a lovely swap, the bag is gorgeous!


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