Well, despite my intention not to do any swaps for the next while (what with moving and babies and all), I did do one little swap last month. All I can say is that when you get an invite from Ms. Chickenfoot for a quick, easy little swap, how can you refuse?
So, this was a fun, short swap. We were given blind swap partners, and a month to make a pincushion and send it off with no extras. So this was the pinnie that I sent to my partner, tangledthreads, who identified herself as liking traditional-ish things in pinks, aquas, light greens, etc. Her mosaic had lots of pictures of lovely lace and buttons, so here is what I came up with:
I stuffed it with wool roving, which I think needed to be played with a bit more before I put it into the pincushion, as it turned out pretty lumpy. Apparently, according to the pincushion obsessed girls over in the swap group, crushed up lizard litter is the best material to use to get a nice, heavy pincushion. I didn't think I could find any in town, however, and I wasn't sure if they would let it through the border, so I settled for a little bit of lumpiness and a pincushion that would not be ripped open by a suspicious customs officer.
I recieved this adorable pincushion from sewdeerlyloved. She was kind enough to send it with a fat quarter from her shop, as well. (Speaking of which, if you're looking for some sweet fabric, you should check out her etsy shop ). The words are in Sweedish, apparently, which is funny because the fabric is Japanese. Anyway, it is adorable and will be well used in my new sewing space in Montreal.
So, that was a bit of fun. If you have a spare hour or so, you might want to check out some of the other lovely pinnies made in the swap.