Tuesday 2 April 2013

Covert Robin mystery gift exchange - sent

the covert robin buttonThis is the first time I've participated in The Covert Robin hosted by Imagine Gnats.  What a clever idea - make something with a retail value of between $20 and $30 (= £13 and £19) for a secret partner, mail it, blog about it and wait for something to arrive on your own doorstep from a secret someone too!  Awesome - what could be better!?  

I am so happy I signed up - it's been a lot of fun!  I did my best to blog-stalk my partner and figure out who she was and what she liked.  She had no Flickr or Pinterest for me to browse through for inspiration so it was hard at first to decide what to make her so I made her a few things based on the following things: my partner sews amazing things and has a lovely blog, my partner loves bright, happy colours and my partner has a toddler.

I know she doesn't follow my blog so I am happy to finally post about what I sent.  It was mailed over a week ago so she should be receiving it soon!  Here it is all wrapped up.

I made her a few things.  First up - I decided to make her a Portable First Aid Roll so when she is out and about with her toddler she can be prepared for scrapes, cuts and dirt!  I filled it with a variety of bandaids, antiseptic wipes and gauze plus a few other things.  You can find the tutorial here.

I adore that red and aqua print and love the teal ribbon!  Hope she does too!  Here it is all rolled up:

I also made her an Oval Box Bag which will come in handy for a sewing mom with a toddler I'm sure!  I almost kept this for myself because I LOVE the fabric.  This blue leopard print is from Anna Marie Horner's Field Study line and I think it adds a bit of fun to the oval zippy case!

The pattern is from a free tutorial by Aneela Hoey and was a lot of fun to make even though it is more egg-shaped than oval!  I added a safety pin charm to the zip for an extra little touch.  You can put anything in there - toy cars, crayons, embroidery supplies or use it as a toiletries bag (it's washable!).  I wonder what my partner will use it for?  

And since I know my partner sews, I also sent her a finger/thumb pin cushion with a few pins in it.  I love the one Ruth gave to me (her tutorial here) so I thought that I would share some pin cushion love!

Stickers and candy were sent as well so her cute toddler wasn't left out but those are a surprise!  Overall, I used bright, happy colours and fun fabric to make a few fun things for my partner.  I hope she enjoys her gifts!

Not sure what I will receive, or when, but I sure am excited!!  Be sure to check out what everyone has sent or received over at the link up on Casa Crafty.  

Happy sewing!


Jill Dorsey || Made with Moxie said...

Oh! That is all so adorable, Amy! I love it. Your partner is a lucky lady.

cheryl.mccann said...

what a lovely gift - your partner is so lucky! i know it is not me because i don't have a toddler. i especially love the oval zippy case.

Pennie said...

Fab oval box bag - hope you managed to make it right instead of my cobbledy-together version ;-)

Charlotte said...

fab! That first aid roll thing is brilliant!!

moira said...

brilliant. I'm now concerned that I didn't give my partner enough extras!

Turid said...

A fantastic gift. Sorry for not being your partner.

heart of charnwood said...

A great gift, i am sure she will be delighted!

Lisa said...

Awesome gifts! Very creative! She is sure to love it all!

Anonymous said...

what fabulous gifts, the blue leopard print zip bag is perfect. Loving your pin ring!

Nathalie said...

Those are awesome! I am especially in love with the leopard print oval box bag. Such a great choice of fabric.