Confession - I am a procrastinator. I rarely get anything finished ahead of time. I have on occasion done so, but those are the exceptions and I always think something is going to take less time than it actually does. This is not just in sewing, but my entire life. This will trip me up when I have to get up at 4 am to get a government form completed that is due that day! Or complete a swap item that needs to be mailed that day!
I was in the Sew Sew Modern 2 Swap and I waited until crunch time to finish my items. I knew what I wanted to make for a few weeks and I had the patterns. I had them finished a day late, but checking the list of senders I'm not the only late sender, so although I would feel better getting out on the day due, the next day doesn't make me feel too bad. I will still try in my next swap to do better!
My partner said she liked Echino - something I love too!
I put together the Divided Fabric Basket ( pattern from Noodlehead). I can get this together now almost without looking at the directions, this is the 8th one I've made. I love this basket and I hope all these people I'm making them for like them too! I made the handles with bright pink, my partner said she liked jewel tones, and the pink matched the colors on the front pocket of the basket.
I also made my partner a Super Tote using the pattern from Noodlehead. She asked for a tote with a zipper closure.
I used Echino fabric for the Super Tote
There were a few extras thrown in with the two sewn items. My partner should receive today, and I hope she will be happy with her items.
I received my swap items last week, and I am so happy with them. My secret partner made me a tote (can't have enough of those) and a small knitted bag. I love the little bag, I have never received anything like that, and I don't knit, so that was really special. She said the bird on the tote was inspired by a Charley Harper drawing. I adore this tote! She also included a bit of chocolate no longer available for photographing.
I am going to work on something this weekend that is WAY behind and show next week. I hope everyone is doing something they love to do this weekend - summer is here!
My Gran first dip in the pool, he wasn't quite sure what to make of all that water and no shampooing.