Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Swap with Kerry
Again, I am counting my blessings for all the wonderful people I have met through blogging. How else would I have met Kerry in the UK from over here in New England? It's not likely given the fact that I never travel! Kerry and I have been talking about a swap since sometime this fall and I can now report that it is complete! We both received our packages. This is the mini scalloped dresden bag that I made for Kerry. I used my free pattern but reduced it by 66% for the body and 75% for the flap (I think, but forgive me if I am slightly off if you try it because I forgot to write it down). As I said in an earlier post, I first mistakenly reduced the flap by the same percentage and ended up with a flap that was much too small.
It became this little coin purse/wallet.
I was the lucky recipient of this beautiful frame pouch. It's so incredibly soft and I love the vintage fabrics she used and the delicate handstitches around the perfect petals. I think it is funny that she included my initials as I did her's...that wasn't a planned part of the swap! It's lined in a beautiful sewing print too.
She also included a drawstring bag made from this vintage print. She thought it would appeal to my curator side and she was correct!
And look at all those fabric goodies and chocolate! I was most spoiled. It's going to be hard to cut into those fabrics as I love them so much.
Thank you Kerry for this fantastic swap, and for your friendship!