My parcel to Australia for the swap has now arrived safely so I can show you:
Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue:
These are the things I made for my partner in the swap
who is Lou in Queensland, Australia. Lou is a nurse, loves shabby chic, is an expert paper crafter and has taught her crafts. I found she likes the same things as me.
I made Lou a silk painted neck scarf of carnations in her favourite colours pink/aqua. It is bigger than the ones I have done before so challenged me a bit.
That was the something new, then something blue:
on silk for this one and then made the back with a vintage linen hanky I found in a thrift shop. I had stuffed with lavender but had to remove as Australian postal rules state no dried seeds/pot pourri, grrrr ... hope Lou can fill the bag from her end.
I used decorative trim, a bead and ribbon to finish so it will hang from a coat hanger.
Then a couple of purchases - the something borrowed was a vintage style heart found in a tea room near me and it is the same as the one on my dresser which I love, see..... hence 'borrowed'. I was so surprised to see one the same and knew it was just right.
I can't tell you how much fun it has been doing this swap. Lou has alreaady sent me the most beautiful necklace that I posted about and is busy finishing another item for the swap at the moment so will show you later. Lou is really unwell at the moment - have a restful weekend Lou and get well soon, sending healing thoughts your way. xxx