Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Trading Talents

Thank you for all your lovely comments on my recent makes I really love to share them with you although I know some of you have already seen them on facebook so I hope you don't mind seeing them again xx

Talking of facebook I recently joined a group called Vintage Swap Shop, where crafters can swap or trade talents it a great way or "buying" handmade goodies without breaking the bank.

So far I have made a large crochet basket,

I have had this fabric in my workroom for a little while just waiting for the right project and then along came Hannah (my swap partner) with her love of the 1940's.
And some turquoise and brown mini pumpkins.

In exchange I received these two super papercuts from Hannah of Lady H.

Hannah is very talented with a scalpel and her papercuts are amazing.

I was then asked by Kelly of Kelly's Canvas and Creations to make a superhero initial cushion for her son after she had seen a similar one on my page.

I popped over to her page and chose one of Kelly's button covered initial plaques. Kelly added some lovely music themed charms as well as lots of pink and cream buttons.

Another super swap, Kelly recently posted on my page that she was enjoying swapping more than sales and I couldn't agree more.

It's not just talents that you can swap I have also swapped fabrics. Tina of My Shabby Little House posted some pictures of some superhero and character fabrics

that she was wanted to swap so we had a few chats about what sort of fabrics Tina would like and then we popped out fabric parcels in the post. This is what I sent Tina.

My latest swap arrived this morning from Justine of JaysJewels. Rachel is always asking for gifts for her friends so I asked Justine if she would make some bracelets

and keyrings

that Rachel had liked on her page in colours to suit her friends.
In exchange Justine asked me to make two cushion covers for her daughters, so after discussing fabrics and colours this is what I made.

As you can see I am loving taking part in these swaps and already have another lined up.

Thank you to the very talented Hannah, Kelly, Tina and Justine for the brilliant swaps. If you would like to join the group then pop over to the facebook page.

And if any of you lovely bloggers would like to swap talents then please ask.

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  1. How amazing !!!! What a gorgeous idea!x

  2. What a brilliant idea, I would love to join in something like that!


  3. What a fantastic idea and such wonderful items being exchanged. x

  4. What lovely idea - just put in a request to join. Are you on facebook?
    Julie xxxxxx

  5. Talent swaps are awesome! This looks like it's going great! What awesome women :)

  6. I love this idea. Might check this out.


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