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swaps and more swaps

i've been taking time off from work here and there to steal away a day or two for sewing. it's been really great and i've been able to get so much done!

i keep on saying "no more swaps!" because they can be a bit overwhelming sometimes, but i can't stop myself. too many great swaps keep on popping up and i love an excuse to sew something for someone else.

the lamqg decided to have a home goods swap, and i got a really cute partner that i wanted to make something useful for. i hope they enjoy the sewing machine cover i made! i also threw in some other goodies, because that's often the best part about swapping!

and i also joined the goodie bag swap on flickr, and i knew i really wanted to try making a jane market bag because i love the one i received in a previous swap. i decided to give it a try in colors that were more me than my partner so that i could use it if i messed it up too badly on the first try. but the pattern is so easy and went together so great that i'm going to give the bag to my mom for mother's day! i know she'll love it as a beach bag, and i plan on filling it with a towel, sandals, sunscreen and probably a good margarita mix!

Reader Comments (4)

you always make such cute stuff!! and good for you for taking time off to sew! i need to do that, but can't with two kids, you know? i'm starting to get a little behind with my deadlines!

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

Totally cute!! I didn't ask for a sewing machine cover, so I know I'm not your partner, which is a shame, 'cause it's so lovely. And I love the Jane Market Bag. Isn't it a great pattern!???

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJules

thanks, guys! i'm really excited about our guild swap. i can't wait to see what everyone made!

April 21, 2011 | Registered Commentereleven quilts

I absolutely ADORE my sewing machine cover!!! You are so incredibly talented and you really nailed me. Thank you, thank you, thank you! And I love the extra little goodies you threw in too! You're awesome!

May 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHollie

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