Tuesday, September 09, 2008
its been a while since I had joined a swap. I felt I needed a break to do some sewing for me. But this year my craft forum have had a few interesting small swaps.
The first one I joined was a teeny tiny swap. this gift had to fit inside a normal business size envelope with only 50c postage.
My partner was Sandra and she made me the cutest little girl - isn't she sweet.
I in turn made her this little wall hanging with one of my favourite Bible verses on it, Proverbs 17:17 - a Friend loves at all times.
I have know Sandra through the forum for a few years now and thought this was a great verse to share wit her.
The current swap is a cornucopia. A WHAT I hear you say. Its a fancy fabric cone.
I made this cornucopia for Jo. It was a heap of fun.
How I made it was I layered apiece of crystal organza, felt, a piece of patterned chiffon, a stamped piece of handmade paper and then another piece of crystal organza. between the paper and organza I have place a strip of a plastic doily and some fabric flowers. I then stamped the outer piece of organza and then began to sew braid, ric rac, lace flowers and then I quilted it in different places. Sewed it together to form a cone. had my friend the shoe repair man punch holes int he side to add the cord. I then added a little mirror, Flowers and butterfly to finish it off.
I was so happy with how my first cornucopia turned out that I am bound to make more. So look out one could be your chrissy pressie.
I haven't received mine as yet so look for my next post.