Well, I got a lovely comment/email from Cici letting me know that she received her parcel in Sweden safe and sound! If you remember , in my last post, I gave a sneak peak of what I was making….here are the finished products….
I used a tutorial over here for this awesome collapsible bucket that is made out of canvas. I did not want to use canvas so instead I lined it with Timtex. The pin cushion is from my Quilts and More mag and is by Heather Bailey. I pieced the top piece of fabric though for a matchy look. And last but not least the Stitching folder is from this pattern by Renee Plains. Instead of the wool I used an angel applique from Nancy Halvorsen’s book Angels Among Us and added my own stitchery touches. Most of the fabric is Moda and some is from my long stashed away Robyn Pandolph fabs (from when she was with Moda). All in all I had a great time both finding these gifts and then making them. So…..
…I am glad that they arrived to you safely! I also must say thanks to my accomplice, Stina
, who was gracious enough to answer some questions for me so that I could make sure I was choosing things that Cici would like! Of course I would like to extend a BIG thanks to Helen
for hosting this really cool swap!
Also, I found a great giveaway the other day…if you have not been to Camille’s blog
lately, hop on over there quickly and enter to win-get this- a quilt made by Camille!!! Isn’t she just awesome to do this?! There is not much time left for this though so get and move on! There are also some great ways to get extra entries if you want to increase your chances! Thanks Camille
– you are the coolest!
Well, I am off to see if I can get some of my Etsy
stocked up and of course to do some work on my numerous WIPS! I will hopefully have something to show soon and maybe a sneak peak of the pattern I am working on!
P.S. A while back our guild had a sew in day for ConKerr Cancer
and I have learned recently that Cindy Kerr, the founder of this awesome charity, has been chosen as one of 10 women to receive the 2008 Women Of Worth award. This is a wonderful charity and this is our chance to help out once again. Please go to http://www.womenofworth.com/
and vote for Cindy and if she is selected, ConKerr Cancer will receive $25 000! Hurry on over and vote as it ends November 24th! You can also help by making these pillow cases
and donating them. Thanks for supporting this cause.
Oh wow!!!I can see Cici all jumping up and down with excitement…hope she will bring her gifts next weekend so I can see them with my own eyes… They are absolutely wonderful!!>Amazing… wish I could see Cici´s smile… :o)
Your gifts to Cici are so wonderful & so full of love — what a gorgeous parcel to receive!
These gifts are so pretty and it looks like you put a lot of time into making them!