Friday, 24 January 2014

A Swap Makes Update….

I was looking through my photos and reflecting on my makes over the past couple of months I thought I would share some of my swap makes now that they have been received, but first I must apologise to Joy from Daisy Row for not only was I really really late getting her swap parcel to her but I didn't even post about what she sent me in the first place!!!
Ages and ages ago Kimberley from Creative Chaos organised a kitchen swap and I was partnered with Joy from Daisy Row and this is what she sent me…

can you see the chubby fingers of Tomas who couldn't wait to eat his Kit Kat??

This oven glove certainly isn't as clean now but has definitely come in handy!!!

a lovely friends magnet

a lovely bright red the cosy

Thanks Joy for being such so patient and for the lovely swap gifts. 

Okay so here are some of my swap makes, I signed up for the dish cloth swap over at Leonie's blog Kiwi at Heart and my secret partner was Cat at Catalina's Cottage, I stalked read Cat's blog and found out she liked Cath Kidston amongst other things and I found a fabulous pattern on the internet and here are the two dishcloth's that I made.

The tiny centre roses were rather fiddly but I got there in the end

Cat has a son and daughter and I remembered that I had some Cath Kidston floral fabric  and some of her rodeo cowboy fabric so I made a hanging heart and a hanging star

I also found a piece of floral and check Cath inspired fabric in my stash so I wrapped a ribbon around it and popped it in the parcel.

Here are all my swap goodies for Cat 
not sure if I went a bit overboard of the Cath Kidston theme!!!

Next up was the Cracker swap just before Christmas I was partnered with Belinda from Frugal Workshop who told me she liked the colour orange, lighthouses and books so I made a book bag from some lighthouse fabric that I had in my stash.

It wouldn't fit inside the kitchen roll so I wrapped it around the outside.

I also made a little lighthouse tag.

I found a beautiful piece of orange fabric in my local fabric shop and teamed it with bright blue ribbon for the cracker.

My other swap partner in the Cracker Swap was Debi over at Busy Little Chicken
who lives near Happisburgh lighthouse so keeping with the lighthouse theme I found this painting on the internet of the lighthouse 

and turned it into this mini quilt picture

This is the first time I have made anything like this and it was hard to get the dimensions and the depth right but I was pleased with how it turned out.

Initially I thought it would be easier  to hand stitch the edges but it was quite fiddly and I decided to use the sewing machine.

I think that is me up to date on my swap makes for the time being and I am now busy working on my next swap makes as I have three swaps on the go at the moment and I've been pinning like mad for inspiration!!!


  1. Wow! Beautiful gifts sent and received. I too am busy working on swap gifts at the moment but I am only signed up for one swap. I am just not as energetic as you! Jille xx

  2. Stunning makes Tracy. You should be so proud of your capabilities. What lovely swaps they all were.

  3. You are so clever Tracy!!! I am in awe of your talent!

  4. Great swap makes and gifts received. I think you did a great job with the lighthouse quilt picture. Very clever.

  5. fantastic all round. People are so generous. Your crochet dishcloths are awesome!

  6. Love the lighthouse mini-quilt. You are a very generous swap partner Tracy. x x x

  7. Wow what a wonderful selection of swaps. x

  8. Dear Tracy
    Fantastic swaps - both given and received! I think your lighthouse picture turned out beautifully. I am working on just one swap at the moment (your Send a Little Love swap), but am really enjoying it!
    Enjoy your other swaps and have a great weekend.
    Best wishes


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