So when my parcel from my 'Twinnie' arrived I danced and danced. Trash - you are the best! Look what you sent me:
I love my new foxy neck warmer scarf kitted by your fair hands! He is perfection! I also love the pouches you made for me - terry cloth green [I LOVE GREEN] trimmed pouch with embroidery and button closure (very cleverly done) and zippy pouch with a foxy gentleman fox wearing very smart glasses and shiny ribbon detail (ah.may.zing). Here are front and back pictures of these two pouches:
I really was spoiled - look at the handcrafted key chain, the cute eraser and artwork card:
Speaking of artwork, look the foxy way Trash decorated the packaging. Isn't she clever (as a fox)?
I was so surprised that Trash had me as her partner and was so excited when I opened each item up. Yup - she wrapped each and every item!
Thank you so much Trash. You are one foxy lady and have created and crafted amazing original creations just for me. I love everything. xx
For my partner KarinKasja on Flickr I decided to applique a fox first:
This cheeky fox is from a Kip & Fig fox pattern. I picked some flowery orange fabric and some text fabric (I love text fabric) and fused it to the bag front - before sewing!! See how I left the texty fabric sort of shaggy and textured? Clever right!!? I'm so lucky that the fox ended up exactly where I hoped it would after the bag was sewn - just off to the right side! Aurifil #5009 was used for the satin stitch. The pattern for the tote was the Michelle Patterns Grocery Tote in medium. Hard to photograph but a fantastic bag.
I added my fancy label inside the tote before I sewed it together (yes, I thought about that BEFORE I sewed it together - miracle eh?) which I think adds a nice finishing touch to the bag!
Here is the whole parcel that I sent.
I had so much fun in The Fox Swap. Now I am busy working on two more swap parcels for later this year. I love swaps!!