Tuesday, 12 March 2013
The not so International Craft Swap!
I'm part of the International Craft Swap organised by the lovely Rachel from House of Pinheiro.
The rules are really simple - Rachel has paired everyone up according to likes and interests, and we have to get to know our partner via email, their blogs and social media, and make something with a nautical theme to be sent along with a small gift.
The nautical theme fits really well with some of the fabrics I have stashed, so I will hopefully be able to follow the optional rule of using stash fabrics.
As it turns out, my lovely swap partner, Mrs M from MrsMMakes lives about 8 miles away from me! So not that international, but with the added bonus of being able to meet up, perhaps for the present swap.
I have been lurking her blog for inspiration and she makes jewellery, papercrafts, stained glass, books, the list goes on! She's just taking a class to learn to sew and is working on a cute Jasmine blouse. I am very lucky to have been paired up with such a talented lady. We also share the same love of purple - weirdly her bridesmaids dresses are almost identical to mine!
I have had a great idea which I hope I can execute as well in real life as it looks in my head! I'm going to take pics as I go so if it works well I can post my first tutorial.
Check out MrsM's blog for loads of fab crafty inspiration!
Thanks for organising such a great swap Rachel. I can't wait to get going!