Thursday, 11 November 2010

I'm taking part in a Flickr Swap at the moment. I have mixed feelings about them as I have been 'stung' before by a swap partner not holding their side of the arrangement and actually making something in return. Time is too precious to spend it making something only to have your partner not do the same.

This swap enticed me however. First of all, how could I resist an invitation from Heather? Secondly, it's a Cushion Swap (or Pillow, as it is called in US). How could I resist? I simply love cushions. And not only am I excited about receiving one from my secret partner, but to make one too is sheer joy. In this busy work time of working like an automaton, wrapping up orders, it is a lovely distraction to have a bit of creative time.

This swap is a secret swap. We are given someone to make for and someone different will be making for me. I am given some info about my partner's likes and dislikes, colours he/she (can't give the game away!) likes. The rest is up to me.

Having had a good nose around their Flickr site and blog, I've come up with these fabrics and am now working on the design. I'm not quite there yet with the design, but I'm pleased with how it's all coming together. But above all, i hope my partner will be.

If you want to see some of the amazing talent in this group, go check it out here.

5 comments:

BLONDEDESIGN said...

Wonderful colours. Kxxx
If they don't want it, you can always send it to me.... :-)

Annabelle said...

looks amazing! love it!

Nicole Follow the White Bunny said...

Looks gorgeous! You have one lucky swap partner. :) I was doing fabric swaps before and the last thing I did was the Hoop up embroider swap on Flickr and my husband is always amazed that I send and receive stuff to and from total strangers! Luckily I never had a bad experience with swapping.

Kylie said...

I think it's fabulous Karen... beautiful combinations as always :) I guess these swaps are a bit like life - you do your best and sometimes others don't. Hope it all goes well. Kx

Ryan said...

This is really something special Karen. I'm sure your partner will LOVE it. Thanks for sharing.