I hope Jo enjoys her new tote as much as I enjoyed making it!
So here is the tutorial of how I made them:
- Cut two heart shapes out of felt. I used a printed felt for the front and a solid yellow for the back.
2. Place hearts wrong sides together and stitch around the edge leaving a 2 cm opening.
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I made a document wallet out of Burlap, lined with a printed cotton with little chickens on it – perfect for farm business files! I love this document wallet so I am going to make the pattern available in my online store soon.
I also sent her two heart shaped felt pocket warmers. You just pop them in the microwave 30 seconds and then put them in your pockets to keep you hands warm, perfect for this time of year.
And then finally I made her a modern take on the old crochet tea towels. The hanging crochet tea towels are so practical (especially with a 1 year old in my house who pulls down the tea towel at least 6 times a day!), but I don’t know how to crochet. So this was my fabric interpretation of the crocheted tea towel. I think it turned out quite well, so I will also add the pattern for this soon.
I sent the items off about 2 weeks ago and yesterday received a lovely letter in the mail from Mary telling me how much she loved them all! Now I can’t wait for the next swap!
So with lots of patterns to get ready, it’s back to the studio for me!
Once you join, we will email you 5 times a year your recipients name and address and a little bit about them. You then craft something special for them, pop it in the post by the closing date, and wait patiently for your own handmade gift to arrive!
So for all you crafty folk out there, if you want to receive handmade gifts 5 times a year head over to www.handmadeswap.com and become a member. Our first swap kicks off on 1st July, so sign up by 30th June to participate in our very first swap. Use the coupon JUNE13 to get $5.00 off the joining fee.
It will only be open to Australian members to minimise postage costs.
So lets share the handmade love!