Monday, 8 April 2013

Nautical Swap

A while ago I posted here about Rachel's nautical-theme swap at House of Pinheiro.

Just look at this beautifully wrapped box of goodies - I love the little boat sticker

A few weeks ago I received my email from Rachel giving me the details of my swap buddy - I was paired with Jo of Sew Much Choice.  I started by stalking Jo's blog to decide what to make (I was spoilt for choice as she's very crafty) and then got on with some top secret sewing. 

The nautical theme could be very specific or just a focus on the colours (red, white & blue). I've not posted any pictures of the work in progress because I wanted it to be a surprise for Jo.  The deadline for posting was the 4th of April and I was relieved to get my parcel in the post on time and another Finished Object off the list!

Well, look what was in the parcel I received from Jo ...

... just the perfect summer bag - there are pockets on the front and back and separate sections on the inside - so useful.  I do love a pocket.

Apparently the lighthouse is the first time Jo has attempted applique, she's done a great job. I haven't tried hand applique myself and am now really inspired to have a go.

The rules of the swap were to make an item and to include a little gift
And what sewer could resist these floral buttons? 
The strawberry ribbon is the perfect trim for some fabric my little niece has her eye on

Thank you to Jo for such a great swap parcel, I am delighted with my gifts.  Please pop over to visit Jo's blog - her cross stitch is brilliant.

And thanks to Rachel for organising the swap, I've really enjoyed taking part, and making something for somebody I didn't know, as it really stretches your creativity. 


  1. What a lovely bag.... beautifully finished! Lucky you!

    1. Super isn't it? I love all the pockets :)

  2. Love your bag.. so cute.. and all the goodies.. fun,fun!!!

    1. It was such a good swap idea, I really enjoyed taking part :)

  3. What a gorgeous bag! What did you make for your gift?

    1. Very good question, you prompted me to actually post some pictures!

  4. Wowww lucky girl.. Beautiful bag... Do add it to the Flickr group so other can see it too x


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