Thursday, February 21, 2008

Valentine's Day Swap

Time for another swap with the EB sewing girls! This time we were doing a direct swap and my partner was Marie. Here's the lovely things she sent me:

A gorgeous short sleeve romper:

and a too cute purple set - Marie is so talented, the clothes are so professionally made, much better than any bought piece!
A lovely vintage pattern, a fabric covered photo album (this will make a lovely brag book for the new baby!), and some adorable fabric (the green one is just adorable with the little baby in the cabbage!). There was also a block of Cadbury Maccadamia chocolate, that the boys have been helping me eat too! Thank you so much Marie!!!!

Here's what I sent Marie:
In the end I was really stuck as to what to make for this swap. After flicking through some of my magazines for inspiration I decided to make an apron, I ran with the valentine's theme and found a lovely red floral fabric and then used it to applique the hearts onto the pocket:

Lovingly modelled by Jai:
I loved making this and really need to make one for myself!!!

I've been making some hairclips recently so wanted to make some up for Jalisa too:

And I didn't want Scott to feel left out, so appliqued a heart shape onto a face washer for him.
I also included some red buttons, pink heart buttons and these adorable butterfly embellishments that I found on a US ebay site.
I've been using the butterflies on the hairclips I've made but think they would also look adorable sewn onto tops and singlets!
Hope you like it all Marie! Thanks for being a great swap partner (again lol!) and thanks to Kylie for organising the swap too.


Cass said...

Very spoilt Natalie, great stuff Marie

Heids said...

Wow, great swap both of you! I am very impressed with the outfits Marie - gorgeous. And I love the apron...have to say I am developing a bit of a thing for aprons...even though I don't usually wear one!!

Little Munchkins said...

Both of you did well in the exchange. Love the apron, very Valentine themed but not overly so.

Cathy said...

wow these swaps are fantastic - you girls have a great thing going on!! Loved the apron (looked too cut on the model)!