Monday, February 10, 2014
Sweet Pouch Swap: My Gift for Lynda
Round 3 of the Sweet Pouch Swap has come and gone, but don't worry, if you missed it, it will be back later in the year for Round 4! I always release details in my newsletter first so if you are keen to get the announcement straight into your inbox, make sure you subscribe!
My partner was Lynda from San Diego, and in her 'about me' info she said how much she loved the fabric line Indian Summer. Perfect - I had a fat quarter bundle of Indian Summer so I cut some of my favourite prints from the range and put them together to make a very simple patchwork zippy.
I love the blues and aquas in this range and I teamed it with some Kona Ash grey solid for the base of the pouch. When I finished the it I felt like it needed something extra, so I made a little beaded zipper pull to add to the zip. I've since tinkered around with my jewellery making supplies and have posted a tutorial on how to make one - check it out here.
Love the fox and toadstool print - I think that and the teepee print are my favourites from the bundle! I still have a lot of fabric left over and I've got plans to make myself a quilt.
And what would the Sweet Pouch Swap be without the treats? Here is my selection for Lynda - mainly Cadbury chocolates as they aren't widely available in the US. The shops are full of easter chocolates already so I picked up a small pack of mini eggs - yum! It's mostly chocolate but I also added a couple of packs of Fruit Tingles which are also an Aussie favourite (and personal favourite!)
I know it's a bit of a cliche but I couldn't resist this cute Koala postcard! I'll have to make a resolution to send my next Sweet Pouch partner a card of one of the more obscure Australian animals. Koalas are actually pretty grumpy, they don't really live up to their cute and cuddly reputation. I personally prefer the Platypus, and have a very soft spot for the Frill Necked Lizard - we had a family of them living in our backyard in Brisbane in 1984. We named them Leonard, Leo & Baby Suzie.
It's been another round of amazing zipper pouches and generous treats - you can check out what people have made on the instagram hashtag #sweetpouchswap and in the flickr group. I'll post a couple of feature round ups soon and share mine when it arrives - can't wait!
Linking with Alyce for Sew Cute Tuesday!