Swaps Galore

Sent this to Elizabeth for the Fall Swap.  On the front of the tote is a pocket and a beaded/embroidered button.  There are more goodies tucked into the tote as well.

And this is what I received from Elizabeth.  Isn’t it all lovely!!!  More gorgeous wristlets with pretty yo-yo buttons can be found at her shop.  AND (gasp!!!) Moda Bloom fabric squares!!! I’ve already cut into them to make this.  I just couldn’t resist.  Then there is the pretty notecards (how did she know?), ribbon, trim and gold pen.  I am so lucky to have received her wonderful package!  Thank you so much Elizabeth!!

These are my wonderful buttons from the Embroidered Button Swap.   Can’t wait to do another button swap because they are the most delightful little treasures.   I hear there will be another button swap in the beginning of next year.  Keep your eyes peeled.

Speaking of swaps,  despite my immense love for them, I have promised myself and my husband to do only 2 for the holidays this year.  Last year I think I did 4 or 5 which resulted in a couple of melt-downs, which I am hoping to avoid.  I’m trying to take the “less is more” approach for the holidays this year.

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11 Responses to Swaps Galore

  1. Wow, those are some awesome swap goodies. You made such a delightful tote and coordinating pincushion. I’d say that you were a great swap buddy and look how sweetly you were rewarded too. Ah yes the dilemma of when/how much to sign up for swaps. I had to limit them to just a few good ones per year since I also have an annual swap with my doll club. It gets to be too much after a while. Good for you to have a limit of 2 for the holiday season. You’ll survive with your sanity intact. 🙂


  2. Would love a tutorial on that pincushion! Lovely swap items! I thought everything looked great!

  3. Dallas says:

    Ooh, what a great tote – I love the colors.

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  5. Kelli says:

    My oh my! What a great bag and collection of goodies! FABULOUS!

  6. Wow, my friend Shelly got one of your buttons and it was Very nice! Great work and tutorials too! 🙂

  7. cindy says:

    I’m sitting here green with envy for you and for them. I’m not usually into buttons, but those are so cool. Love the chopstick one! Bravo on the bag. Beautiful!

  8. I absolutely love the goodies you sent Elizabeth! The goodies from her look amazing too! Lucky you:)

  9. jo says:

    Ohh I love that bag! Lucky Elizabeth.I have some buttons ready to make, on my ever growing list of things to do!

  10. Ramya says:

    hi..well this is the first time i’am commenting on anything..but i couldnt resist. Iam totally in love with that tote bag..and the pin cushions and the buttons..and..every other thing you’ve made!!! it’s all just so inspiring!! i love the fabrics, they way u’ve put them together..great job kismet! i hope u post a tutorial on how to make that lovely pincushion.. i’d love to try…

  11. Amy says:

    I did this swap, it was lot’s of fun! Thanks for the pincushion tutorial 🙂

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