Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Swaps and stuff!

I think it's really time to get back to this old blog of mine. I miss blogging and I have so much to share which is what it was meant to be about after all! Life has been very different (and stressful) in the last 12 months but I feel like it's coming back to some kind of normal.

Lucky I have had my sewing! It's a great distraction and I have been consistently busy with swaps and some work for magazines and another book project (yay). A couple of patterns have also found the light of day with quite a few more coming - if only there were a few more hours in the day!

I love the swaps. I get to connect with such a great bunch of clever and funny people and I just love the challenge of making something for someone I don't know and coming up with something new. I'm a massive fan of the doll quilt swap which is just about to start again- 200 swappers this round so it's pretty popular. But recently I have done a few new ones.

The { Urban } HOME Goods - a modern swap was organised to make things we'd like for our homes. My partner Scootin' Annie had a few requests but one was irresistible to me.

Urban Swap Machine Cover

She also revealed that she wanted a pouch for her DS. Done!

DS Cover

And you should see what I got from my partner Mari.

Urban Home Swap

Isn't it all just fabulous!! That coffee cosy is just perfect!

A few posts ago I had a little giveaway to celebrate 100 posts and the very lovely and patient Jenny from ohjoh won. I finally finished her prize and was able to hand it over last week.

100th post prize cushion

The design is very inspired by the amazing and beautiful work of Sue Spargo who came to Amitie last year. She is visiting again soon for any of those interested in doing one of her classes.

Jenny is a local so popped into Amitie while I was working. She has a pretty bad fabric addiction like me so it seemed ideal to meet there.

Jenny and her Cushion

So I may be quiet here but I'm still making things. I promise to post more often and maybe I'll go back and do a retrospective to show you some of the things I have made over the past year. In the meantime I have a cushion to get onto for another swap!


One Flew Over said...

Great to see you back!

Jodie said...

I love the sewing machine cover - its great. I am glad to hear that things are getting a bit more normal...

Kate said...

Hello! Lovely to see you back. Great sewing machine cover.

Jenny from Ohjoh said...

STILL loving my cushion! I am soooo lucky. THANKYOU, Thankyou Thankyou!!!
You are a very clever girlie.

Anonymous said...

So glad to see you back!!!!

I LOVE reading your posts:)

Sophia Ryan said...
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Anonymous said...

Lots of loveliness on your blog today!

Thimbleanna said...

YAY! You're back! What wonderful swap items -- that sewing machine cover is just too cute. And that pillow! I love the whimsical look to it -- Fantastic job Ms. LuLu!!!