Going in the Name Tag Swap late did sortov mean that the thrill of revealing your own name tag to the group was lost, BUT I was thrilled none the less with the lovely one made by Danielle of Petit Elefants
Thank you so much Danielle! I love the bunting (very me), the quilting is divine and I love the embroidery!
This is what I made for Danielle - just HAD to use my blue and white petit elefants fabric and I had this strange epiphany to made red elephant ears - I do hope others can see the ears! (not that easy to make I have to say) I had a shock thought that maybe Danielle had huge ears and that these would be highly offensive - thankfully not true at all!!
The Sample Swap is truly a highlight of SIT for me - after sweating over my Granny Square Cushions - would people like them? would they hate the colours? would they op-shop them quick as a wink? I couldn't think any more of them, cos I was just in love with MY presents from 5 other lovely ladies:
A gorgeous flower complete with real twig from Sarah of Giftscreated -
Lisa from theredthread - a super sweet birdie cushion - love the vintage barkcloth wing and the red polkadots backing - perfect for my couch! I was a little bit worried about getting it into my suitcase to come home, but no probs at all! Lisa also donated some lovely embroidery panels for everyone's goody bag - definitely a Christmas present idea!
Last but not least presents are from Cass - Snailblazer - organiser of Sample Swap for 3rd (?) time running - and she runs it well!!! Cass made cup holders with SIT 2012 written on linen and lovely granny square fabric - had to pick the Granny!
Then a great zippered pouch from Fiona - from bee-abi - perfect for my new ball of wool, my so so pretty crochet hook and my growing Granny Square! (all from Renae of Suzy Hausfrau)
Then a lovely pouch and needle book from Julie of Relish - gorgeous colours and tiny patchwork - love the tiny donut!
The Handmade Market in Canberra was simple fantastic - very impressed with quality of goods and wide variety of things that made me want to part with my money!
Just a little bit of my goodies - a very turquoisey/aqua splurge -
Something to hang on the wall to make me smile!
I can put myself in the middle of this picture and dream away!
by Marja Leena