I participated in round 2 of the Urban Home Goods Swap, and let me tell you, these are some amazing ladies! I put my goodies out in the mail this morning, and I thought that I would share them here. My partner left things pretty open, so I hope she likes what I came up with. I made her three goodies.
First, I made an embroidered wall hanging of sorts. I took my inspiration from an amazing canvas my best friend got for me that says “A Handmade Life.” I thought a little change, a little embroidery, and a fun Ikea frame would make it a fun something for my swap partner. I used spray adhesive to attach the linen to the frame backing. I hope it holds up.
Next, I made a 20 inch pillow cover using Crazy Mom Quilts Ticker Tape quilt as inspiration. A little cyber-stalking clued me in that my partner might like this, and I used the Hope Valley line because I thought it might match something I saw in her Flickr feed. The back is one of the striped fabrics from the line, and I used a flap closure. And, the border is Kona Coal, which goes really nicely with the line. You might see more of these! I would love to make some for our bedroom.
The last of the somethings I made was the one I was most unsure of. It is a little pin cushion made out of linen and some Heather Bailey charm squares I had. It is a little tongue-in-cheek, but I hope my partner likes it. It might have particular meaning for her.