Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Swap Makes

I joined Cheryll's Initial Heart swap again this year and these are the gifts I sent to my partner.
The stitchery on the needle case was a design by Rosalie Quinlan.
I didn't make the case as per the pattern as I wanted to put a few extras in.
I made pockets for scissors, needles and an unpicker (essential when I'm sewing)
These are the gifts I received from Andrea @ Indigo Blue Designs
I loved them.
The Heart had my initial as a charm. I love it.
Thanks Andrea and thanks to Cheryll for hosting this fab swap.

I also received my Send a Little Love swap gifts from Karren @ My Handmade Adventure
I loved the gifts she sent especially the washers I have quite a collection now. But they are all much to nice to use! 
Thanks Karen you spoiled me!
I made Karen a mug bag. I used the Red Brolly free Mug Bag tutorial, and a crochet heart. The pattern was from Attic24 a great place for crochet patterns. I seem to use that site alot at the moment.
A big thanks to Tracy @ Mad About Bags for hosting.

Have a great week.

Melanie xxx


  1. What lovely swap makes! Looks like you all got wonderfully spoilt :-) But my favourite is that little Mug Bag - what a fabulous idea - love it. Going to pop over and follow the link, thanks for sharing.
    Happy Wednesday,
    hugs xx

    1. Thanks Gilly. It is a great bag I've made quite a few. I like to take my own mug when we go away, so its nice to keep it safe from being broken. X

  2. Great swaps. I love the sweet needle book you made. x

  3. Looks like a great swap
    Clare xx

  4. Thank you SO much Melanie for all my goodies! I really love my handmade mug bag and wreath the best! I was so fortunate to get such a talented swap partner xxx

  5. I'm so glad you enjoyed the Send A Little Swap, you sent and received lots of wonderful goodies. I love the mug bag you made and after seeing all these wonderful sticheris I'm very tempted to have a go. P.S There is a linky party over on my blog xx

    1. Thanks for organising Tracy. Love these swaps. X

  6. I just love the wreath you made!
    It is lovely to see what everyone else received, thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks Laura I like seeing what others are up to too.

  7. What great swaps 😊. I have never heard of a mug bag before - what a cute idea and so pretty! I've used a few of Lucy's patterns too, they are fab. I made her May wreath a couple of years back. I absolutely love your little heart wreath, so beautiful.

  8. Thanks Shirley I've really got into crochet just lately. I feel I'm neglecting my sewing machine. I'll have a look for the May Wreath. X