handmade swap – 4th package

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].

purple pouch

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 😉

felted grapes

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]

hanky dress

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.

4th package note cards

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.

complete 4th package

Go on – try something new soon!


5 thoughts on “handmade swap – 4th package

  1. 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!

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