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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Swaps on the go

I’m a bit late sharing these things, because both of them happened last week, or it could have been the week before, I’m really having trouble keeping track of time lately.

Firstly, I received my lovely cushion from Lynda, as part of the Cushion Swap.

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Then I finished my brooch for the Brooch Swap, but I haven’t posted it yet, because I am terribly forgetful, and it has been sitting on my craft table for over a week.

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I embellished a little box which contained some piece of jewellery I got years ago. In case you can’t tell from the photo, the brooch is made from a zip. This is not at all what I had planned to make for my swap partner, but we made these at a craft project night I went to a couple of weeks ago, and I thought it would be something different than what I usually make. I make a lot of brooches, mostly for myself but also as gifts, but I had never made a zip brooch before. I have since bought a few more zips so I can do some experimenting with different designs/colours.

That’s all so far, but I hope to hear this week who my partner will be for the Thrifty Tin Swap so I can start planning and shopping for that one.

At the moment I am completely obsessed with a mini album I am making for a friend, as a hostess gift. She is having a “bake-off” at here house in a couple of weeks, so I thought it would be cool to do the old-school thing of giving a hostess gift, and also I just love making mini albums. Hopefully I will be able to show that to you next week.

2 comments:

Jingle said...

I love that zipper brooch! So super cute!

Miss Prudence said...

Glad you got the cushion - I had been saving the silk for ages and was happy to use it for someone else who loves turquoise!

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