Thursday, 23 September 2010

A for Anita

Hello my lovelies!  I know you've probably already seen my stocking swap makings if you've popped over to Anita's blog, but I just wanted to post some photos on my blog for future reference.  You know how it is!  Please bare with me.  (Oh gosh Floss is that the right bare?!!)  No apparently it's not the right one!  Oh well you get that.

Sorry the photos aren't the best, but when you finally finish a swap parcel you just want to get it wrapped and sent.  Taking photos means having to wait 'til the next day, and that's not always convenient. 

However rushed I sound, it doesn't mean this project was a rush job.  Certainly not!  No I enjoyed every minute of it.  Partly because Anita seemed to have the same sort of taste as me in colours and fabrics.   And how wrong can you go with Christmassy colours?

Another of my crochet rolls, which I must make a tutorial for one day.  I've had people asking for the pattern.  It's really dead easy but instructions never go amiss do they?  I loved making that pincushion so much and now I just can't stop making them!  Perhaps I should sell some?   Of course then I'd have to worry that they may not be made well enough, and then there's the pricing... and on and on it goes. 

I love the tape measure trim that I received from another lovely swap I did some time ago.  It's nice to be able to use swapped goods to use in another swap isn't it?  Makes it even more friendly.

At the moment I am busy making myself an evening bag for an upcoming family wedding.  It's purple!!  Good grief!  It's a bit of fun really.  I've made a couple more camera cases too.  Oh I tell you, it's all go around here these days.  Must be off now.  Have a fun day and do something that makes you happy.

20 comments:

winnibriggs said...

Anita must be thrilled . All those goodies are beautiful....and look extremely well made! I am quite jealous.

Anita Meade said...

Thrilled is an understatement! I am over the moon with this heartfelt gift. Thanks again Sarah. I feel very lucky.

(un)Deniably Domestic said...

So pretty! I love those polk-a-dots! ~Kelly

Bev C said...

Hello Sarah,

Gosh they are lovely. Anita would have loved them.
My word verification is "recipe" so I guess that is a hint to do some cooking!!!
Have a great day.
Bev.oxox

Heidi said...

How do you do it all, your amazing!

Serenata said...

Fantastic stocking Sarah, no wonder she was thrilled! I love your crochet hook roll as well, goes especially well with the pin cushion!

delia hornbook said...

wow i love the stocking something you could keep for years its so delicate and pretty looking. And i adore the pin cushion. You have nothing to worry about with your stiching it looks amazing. Sell sell ;-))

Justine said...

Yes Sarah! You really should do a tutorial for the crochet wrap, my brain is bursting with sewing ideas/swaps/bee blocks at present that I simply cannot make one blind and I need one, I really do. For me, just for me. Rant over - big hugs your way!!

Floss said...

Not unless you're inviting us to strip off with you, Sarah!

(lol)!

dutch sisters said...

Hi Sarah, It looks georgeous! Christmas is not in my mind jet, but being here is sure going to change that.
groetjes xxx

Jak said...

As I said yesterday, the crochet wrap is just gorgeous. You should make them to sell, who could resist buying?
Jak x

Maria said...

Everything is just beautiful Sarah x

Lululiz said...

You really are a clever little seamstress, you made some lovely goodies.

Willeke said...

You are a busy bee! Your pincushion and crochet roll are sparkling. By the way, the guirland in your banner is gorgeous too.

Christina said...

Gorgeous work! Any future swappers will be very glad to have you as a partner when they see this post! Such wonderful attention to detail. Love that tape measure trim.

:)

Amanda said...

Oh Sarah! I think I want these goodies! In fact I doooo! Your work it so neat and perfectly coloured! You have very good taste (in my humble opinion). Can we swap something???? Lots of love, Amanda xxx

Jodie said...

I love the doily embellishemnt - its just perfect!

Sachiko said...

Wow, everything turned out so cute! I love the crochet roll and the pin cushion. :)

Running Thread said...

The crochet roll and pin cushion are gorgeous. Would love a tutorial on the crochet roll (when you've got that spare moment !!!!)

Kim said...

That pin cushion is totally adorable. A cute pin cushion is on my list of things to make. And I understand completely where you're coming from when you say, "are they well made enough to sell, how much should I charge?" That's always been how I've felt.