It's been a while since I did a swap so when an email from Linda came round about the Flickr Sewing Room Swap dived in. I wanted to re connect with Flickr, the new design and layout had left me feeling a little cold about one of my favourite crafty hang outs. The standard of the makes has been really high- take a look at the group photos. My swap has been sent and received (more of that in another post), and this is what I received.
The swap was for a large item and a small item. A lot of us in the group were crushing on Anna Graham and Carolyn Friedlander's Social Tote pattern. It is a little tricky to get hold of, I got mine here. I made it for my swap partner and I am reviewing it as part of Purse Palooza 2013 at Sew Sweetness. Sil saw it in my partner inspiration mosaic and she made one with a twist, all these tiny scrappy squares of the most wonderful fabrics.
The Social Tote is quite a challenging pattern so to add an extra element is no easy feat but Sil is a skillful sewer!
The stitching is in gold thread and the linen is heavy and beautifully textured. I can spy so many fabric favourites.
She included this incredible pin cushion as the small item to represent her colourful style and her love (and mine) of teeny tiny. I feel like I have a piece of Sil in my sewing room with this triangle perfection piecing.
She included precious scraps and buttons (and chocolate which was of course consumed immediately).
Thankyou Sil! I love my special makes all the way from Brazil and it was great to meet up with old Flickr friends. The new layout is still a challenge but there are friends there that I want to stay in touch with.