The details I received for my 4th swap partner were:
Favourite Colours: blues purples pinks
Decorating Style: country
Favourite Things to Make: soft toys waldorf inspired dolls/toys
Hobbies, Passions: learning to needle felt right now
Children: boy 23 boy 12 girl 5 girl 4
So I see a pattern is emerging, that I tend to focus on the one colour in the packages I create. I hope my partners don’t mind. I have been slowly adding to my bags and pouches Pinterest board so I was keen to create a zippered pouch. And my instagram friends have inspired me to try patchwork. Here is the purple pouch with a patchwork pocket [unintentional alliteration].
The needle felting encoruaged me to dive into my stash – again something I have been wanting to do for a while – wet felting. I had envisioned a bag or flower but am happy that I first tried these balls. Which turned into these grapes – felt, embroidery and crochet finished it off with leaves and vine. These could be hung ornamentally, attached to make a key ring or bookmark or could be the start of a felted fruit bowl 😉
So I went searching to find out more about waldorf dolls. What a wonderful way to teach and encourage children to use their creativity. I had pinned this [hanky dolls dress] a while back – so it seemed like a perfect opportunity to create my own. With a tiny smocking effect I created this hankie dress [miniature coat hanger made by my dad]
Another emerging pattern – which seems to be my signature item in these swaps, is a packet of notecards. Upcycling and recycling what would otherwise be discarded – gastronomic pages. I made some envelopes from food magazine pages and hand stamped Kaisercraft fine and sunny birds on white cardstock.
I hope my partner liked her goodies – I enjoyed that swap I learnt something new and was encouraged to try out some crafts I’d been wanting to try for a while.
Go on – try something new soon!
I love all these – The Purple Pouch with a Patchwork Pocket is Perfectly Pretty! That tiny dress is adorable on the minuscule hanger and those notecards are genius. Can I join in next time? Pleeaase!
Thanks so much Sheila, and for the added alliteration 😉 yes join in here’s the link if you would like to check it out http://thehandmadeswap.com/
BTW love your t-shirt yarn rug – the colours are spot on!
Oh, I live in England so I can’t join in apparently:( Never mind, I’ll just have to enjoy watching your swaps.
Oh that’s right the dreaded postage costs – I have one more swap to do but have recently joined my first instagram swap – are you on instagram? I just found you and started following you on Pinterest. If you are on instagram the hashtag is #aussiehoopswap – it’s very exciting to see what people create – there are so many talented people 🙂
No, not discovered Instagram yet – it may be one social media site too many for me:)