OK, so two things first off.... a) I'm hoping I've got this post in the right place, advance apologies if I'm wrong posting here, and b) I'm not entirely sure what protocol is on sharing projects made in swaps, but I've seen a few (awesome and so rightly) shared after the craft has been received, sooo I apologise if I got it wrong on a second count too
I made this Stitch Kit for my partner in the International Snack Swap, and she received a week or so ago (my mind wanders alot at the moment, but she's def had it a while). I'm SUPER proud of it, despite deciding I should have added a 'spine' to the book after the fact. I'm not a sew-er. In fact aside from this and the last swap I did, I've not sewn anything that needed any amount of care or attention in like a gazillion years, and I've never felt myself to be much good at it either. This I totally hand stitched (purely because I wasn't confident to run it through my manual machine) and it took me a fair while to do, but I planned everything as best I could, made my patterns (I know there are tons of these about, but I didn't use anything for reference) and took masses of care cutting and stitching.... (Some of the fabric used were teeny squares found in the remnant bin, and left little room for error).
Anyhow, enough of my babble, I'll bore you with some pics
A closer shot, just 'cause I'm super proud of my stitching where I added the lacy stuff to the ribbon
Action shot. The stamping I did by hand, by scribbling on my stamps with a sharpie. I wasn't precise with the lettering, I wanted it to have a more relaxed feel.
Another action shot of the back of the 'book'
The whole project was inspired by my partners interest in sewing and their pinterest boards, and the starting point for it came from the crinkled ribbon (from a lindt chocolate bunny), everything else was bought to match that.
As always C&C more than welcome, especially on things I sew. I can always use good advice and have my failings pointed out so I can improve