A few months ago I ‘signed up’ for a craft swap organised by House of Pinheiro (have you seen Rachel’s amazing sewing creations yet?) and was lucky enough to be paired with Sarah Clevenger from USA.
The theme of the international craft swap was ‘nautical’ and the idea was to make something in red, white or blue.
What I have loved most about the craft swap (this the the first one I have been involved in) was finding out about my swap partner. Sarah is an amazing lady and has started up “Bows for Adoption” which is an Etsy shop through which she makes and sells bows from repurposed fabric to raise money so she can adopt a child. I find that so amazing. If you want to find out some more about Sarah’s adoption story you can check it out here.
It was such a huge honour to receive my fabulous craft swap gifts – would you like to see what the lovely Sarah sent me?
The Totes are so beautifully and each is lined in a cute gingham fabric.
Sarah has posted an excellent tutorial on how to make the totes on her blog Musings of a Seamstress. The tote is a perfect size for ipads and other tablets.
Incase you are wondering what I made for Sarah, it was this polka dot purse with a hand crocheted anchor. As I wanted to make something that acknowledged Sarah’s Bows for Adoption work, I attached a crocheted bow onto the flower zip pull and repurposed a silky scarf for the purses lining.
I would like to end this post by thanking House of Pinheiro for organising the swap and send my sincere thanks to Sarah for being such a wonderful swap partner – I wish both Sarah and Eric every success on their adoption journey. To enable them to reach their fund-raising target as soon as possible, please help by encouraging as many people as you can to check out Bows for Adoption. Thank you.
That’s brilliant, you both did really well out the swap! What a great idea.
It was great fun, especially as I had such a fab partner in the swap. X
That sounds awesome, I really love the idea of craft swaps.
Anywho, just letting you know that I’ve nominated you for a versatile blogger award.
You can see the nomination post here: http://kowareta.wordpress.com/2013/05/08/ooooo-i-gots-a-shiney/
And information about the award here: http://versatilebloggeraward.wordpress.com/vba-rules/
Thank you so much for your lovely feedback and award nomination. So glad to of found your blog too, I love the way you write and the thoughts you share. Will be a regular visitor! Hoping to get the chance over the weekend to pass on the nominations. X
Thank you, that’s really nice to hear 🙂
I am glad you like the bags!! I really enjoyed making them and participating in this swap! I love the purse you made me and that lining you used for it is too die for!
Thank you for your lovely feedback, I found it so hard to know what to make. Just hoping lots of lovely people pop over to your bows for adoption shop on etsy. X