Is it crazy to spend 20 minutes sewing tiny pieces of felt onto wool in order to create one length of present sized celebratory gift wrapping ribbon bunting?
Not if you have a cat, it isn’t.
But this bunting was destined for greater things than Montalbano’s amusement. Celebrating my very first swap, this bunting adorned my screen printed Dolly Parton tea towels in the Wash The Dishes, Dry The Dishes swap hosted by Sooz.
How much fun are swaps? SO MUCH FUN! Whilst it was rather nerve wracking sending something I had made out into the craftmosphere, fear of disappointing people with my design and lack of screen printing skills was overcome by the excitement of finally finishing a project I had started (with the usual good intentions/grand delusions) back in 2008. Thank you so much Sooz for hosting this swap! Yay for finishing a project! Yay for my mum helping me finish said project by hemming the cotton! Yay for handmade gifts! Yay for awesome tea towels!
Here’s what I made:
I’ll be sure to post images of all the amazing tea towels I receive in exchange for mine when the postman finally delivers them all. If I’m not too busy in the kitchen that is, drying things. Then wetting things so I can dry them again. With my awesome tea towels. GLEE!
Since my first swap was so much fun – I’m entering another. This time it’s hosted by Kate from Foxs Lane. Can I just take a moment to gush about Kate? She’s so cussing cool. I want to be her when I “grow up”, or if I was Single White Female inclined, steal her gorgeous family, eat all her organically grown vegetables and delight in her craftiness. But lucky for her I’m far too lazy to embark on such a mission.
Kate is organising a pin cushion swap – you have until Monday morning to enter so if you’re up for it – go forth and enter now!
Also – if you haven’t already commented, don’t forget that you have 6 more days to enter my 100th Blog Post Celebratory Giveaway!