Pin cushion swap!

10 Jun

I recently took part in my first ever ‘swap’. Run by House of Pinheiro and Sew Far Sew Good, the idea was for people to be paired up with fellow a fellow crafter and make them a pin cushion, and obviously in return they would make you one too! What a lovely idea!I was paired up with a lady called Julie. Julie is a very thrifty lady who loves rummaging around car boot sales and re-using old items.

Here is what I made her.

A sweet little flower pot pincushion with matching needle case. I hope she liked.

The best thing of all about a swap is that after the fun of creating something for somebody else, you also get a suprise in the post, and what a lovely suprise it was! Julie made me a gorgeous mason jar pin cushion (filled with buttons i must add!) and a matching ‘bits & bobs’ jar. I love them.

She really spoilt me by also sending some lovely old lace ribbons and a wonderful handmade card. Thank you so much Julie! I feel my pin cushion parcel was rather lack lustre in comparison, I will definitely go all out on the next swap I do! x


6 Responses to “Pin cushion swap!”

  1. HouseOFpinheiro (@HouseOFpinheiro) June 10, 2012 at 4:49 pm #

    thats is so fun ! loved both pincushions. Glad you had lots of fun x

    • humbugbuttonbeetle June 10, 2012 at 5:10 pm #

      It was great to take part! I will definitely take part in future swaps!x

  2. J6891 June 11, 2012 at 5:43 pm #

    What a great idea! They’re both fab!

    • humbugbuttonbeetle June 11, 2012 at 7:04 pm #

      Thank you! I will definitely take part in another swap, its such fun!x

      • julie June 13, 2012 at 1:07 pm #

        Hi sorry for the delay but just wanted to say l loved my pin cushion and needle case they were perfect and have been much admired thanks Julie

      • humbugbuttonbeetle June 13, 2012 at 6:29 pm #

        aww..Thank you! And thank you soooo much for your pin cushion jar and bits n bobs jar! They are gorgeous 🙂 thank you for spoiling me! x

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