Now that my first craft swap is over and my partner received the parcel, I can show you what I made – this pin cushion/tool holder/thread catcher combo was made following a pattern that can be found here (action shot testing it with my things).
I am incredibly proud of how well this turned out and amazed by how much my sewing has improved now I have a less temperamental sewing machine. By the time I finished this I was almost sad to send it away because I wanted one too, so imagine how pleased I was when I opened the parcel that arrived from France last week to find that my partner had made me one following the exact same pattern!
I also received this lovely sewing machine mat and a little pouch for sewing things on the go (although I might have to find a use for this so that I can carry it in my handbag. Card holder maybe?):
And this adorable rat which is far too cute to be used as a pin cushion!
The whole swap was such a positive experience, and the excitement of waiting to see what arrives in the post is fun. I’ve just signed up for a felt badge swap and I’m looking forward to being assigned a partner so I can start thinking of ideas.
I have to admit that I’ve been slacking on my knitting lately though, the baby hat is still not blocked and I haven’t even finished the back of the cardigan. Still, there’s nearly 5 months until the baby is due so I should get them finished in time!