Tuesday, 12 July 2011

I've been involved in a Flickr Group Swap this month...Pretty {Little} Pouch Swap. Since I'm big into making pouches at the mo it seemed the perfect group to be in. I don't do many swaps, but this one tickled my fancy - a nice small project, a quick time frame, and quite frankly nothing better to do with my time (and if you believe that you'll believe anything).

I love swaps. Actually that's not wholly accurate, but it's been quite a while since I've been involved in one, so at the moment I love swaps.
I love meeting new crafters. I love browsing the group and getting a feel for what everyone likes and fabrics they enjoy using.
And I love the opportunity to create a one off piece for my partner, using fabric combinations, designs that I wouldn't ordinarily be justified to find time to try out.

With the summer holidays upon us, it was decided that this would be a rapid turn around swap, which suits me just fine. Most of you know my character flaw of being all-consumed by a current project and consequently I made my partner's pouch in next to no time.

I used one of my new hand printed flower patches, some of my favourite blue palette fabrics, a little embroidery, all sewn together in a new (for me) shape pouch.
I'm pretty happy with the result and will just have to wait to see if my partner is too.

If you want to see what the rest of the group is up to, take a look right here...


4 comments:

gill said...

This is gorgeous!
I'm sure your partner will be thrilled!!

Nicky said...

Tres chic! Wish I were your partner...but as I haven't taken part...

Kylie said...

The fabrics look fabulous together, Karen, and you know I am so envious of your quick turn-around magic :) Kx

Wendy said...

It's so lovely, and I don't thing getting things done is a character flaw!