If you like to decorate the sides of your head like I do, there's no reason to go it alone! We can work through this together.
Two options for this: 1. Send your partner two fascinators OR 2. Send your partner one fascinator and one other accessory, be it an accompanying piece of jewelry, other hair thing, small lap dog that fits in a purse, etc.
I'm thinking of giving a month of craft time, but we can modify that if people are interested.
** Feel left out? Don't know what the bleep I'm talking about? Google 'fascinator' to view the trendy splendor, and then google 'how to make a fascinator' to see how easy and fun and exciting it looks, and then reply here with an AMEN I AM SO INTO THIS IDEA so I this party train can leave the station.
So light and small for shipping, so quick and easy for crafting, how could you go wrong?
OK I found some pictures of the robe! Turns out I did remember After making mcook's hoodie for the Amazing Hoodie Swap, I am obsessed with felt applique. It is so much fun! And easy! And accessible!
The embroidery-- A for Amy
The back-- a felt applique owl and some antlers/branches
The front bottom sides-- a red and yellow mushroom with white spots and grass
She said she liked white, gold, and green, as well as antlers, owls, and mushrooms. And she wanted a robe. So I pretty much knew what I was going to make. I'd have liked to have sewn it myself, but not having done one before I just got a soft one at a store.
I also sent her some honey/almond oil/brown sugar scrub in a matching jar and some pure beeswax taper candles. I'm so glad you like it Amy!
** If you're wondering, I did send late, and then Amy was out of town, so her actual receipt of the package is very delayed. The swap is officially over!
Here are the pictures of my new beloved gardening supplies:
My package has a "guerrilla gardener" theme, so that I can sneak around planting things in different places. All told, the package (encased in pretty pretty tissue paper!) includes a cute gardening apron with really well-done hand embroidery, a trowel that I think is hand painted on the handle (it has measurements on the spade part! so cool! I am the world's worst estimator, so that is a great feature), a gardening ski mask with cute felt applique flowers, some gorilla seed markers that I can't believe she made they are so amazing, a neat decorated tin case with mini seed holders and a key for them, and some seed info. So neat!
Here is a closeup of the markers, the embroidery, and the case.
Here is the inside of the tin. So neat!
There was also a sort of spice shaker type of glass bottle that had a seed mix for mesclun greens, but I forgot to photograph it cuz i had already squirreled it away in my apron. Mmm Mmm Mesclun greens!
Thanks so much Melissa, I love everything! I can't wait to plant things both in my house and in random places I find! No lie, I am wearing the ski mask right now and really enjoying it. I never would have thought to decorate one, but now I think my whole family needs some. (We occasionally ski, but are not nearly stealthy enough for my standards)
Maybe my favorite is between the apron, the trowel, and the seed tin. Although the markers make me feel really aggressive, which I am enjoying. Especially in combination with my ski mask. This kind of makes me want to commit actual crimes. Except I'd probably giggle the whole time and mess it up.
I am so excited and my partner, sowingdiva, did an awesome job. I am excited about all of it. This comes just after I confirmed my new residence (I move in May!) so I really am happy to have new bathroom stuff and the ability to create a nice restful space after living with dirty (though well-meaning) boys all this time.
Here's the goods:
I got sooo spoiled! I can't believe it! My plan is to do the bathroom in pinks, oranges, and yellows. So she really nailed the color scheme dead-on. There are two towels, a cuuute head wrap, a set of 3 relaxation cd's, two magazines (on homes and decorating, no less! perfect!), a book on spa nights/spa items, a cute stripey candle, aaaaand her hand-made bath salts and four hand-made bath fizzies.
Sowingdiva, you went so above and beyond, I really appreciate it and I hope you like the package you get as much as I like mine!
...Yall are giving me major swap anxiety, which I never get, and this is my own swap. Go figure.
In addition to a blanket I posted in the crochet FO thread, I knitted these little babies for charity this weekend as a part of the group Homespun Helpers.
The group is trying to make 4,000 items for charity this year (after smashing our goal of 3,000 last year!) so I am trying to set weekly goals for myself. This week's was four by sunday and I did it! Back to de-stashing...
I quickly realized that this blanket might get boring in a hurry, so I used three yarns and several new stitch patterns to keep it interesting:
I have more close up shots to show the stitches, but basically it includes sc, dc, two kinds of shell stitch, sc through the back loop, sc through the post, and a line of needle-woven pink through a row of white dc's. I like it, I think it's super pretty and I know that as a young girl I would have adored the colors.
It is going to be donated to Project Linus, so I hope whoever gets it likes it.
Here's what I sent to uknowuluvit; she has been a bit busy lately and gave me permission to post the pictures.
This is a pouch for her makeup, since she said she has been carrying it around in a ziploc, hehe.
This is the whole lot, including an embroidery kit for making a bookmark, an eyemask for sleeping in the car even when it's sunny, and in the back the floral fabric is a bag for 'delicate' items of clothing as she so elegantly put it.
Deb I hope you like it and are able to use everything!