I seem to have had a serious shortage of time for blogging lately, we've had a household full of illness, and I've also been up to my eyes with fabulous orders! What a great feeling knowing that so many people will be opening 'Sew Ray Me' Christmas presents on 25th December!!
It won't be long until I can share with you a little more of what I've been making - today's projects included some bright children's patchwork and also some very pretty Cath Kidston inspired patchwork! Both of these pieces will be used for very different end products :)
But now on to some photos I can share with you....
A few weeks ago I inadvertently arranged a little swap via Twitter. I posted a photo of my (overflowing) scrap basket .....
....and asked if anybody wanted some!
I had some responses, and 3 lovely ladies offered me something in return....buttons! :)
I ironed and sorted my scraps...
Realised just how far my gingham obsession went -
Do I really have *that* much gingham in my fabric stash??!
I divided my scraps up and posted them to their recipients....and then waited oh-so-patiently by the letterbox to see what Mr Postie would bring me.....
My eyes just lit up when I received these 3 lovely parcels -
First to arrive was this MASSIVE package from Nikki. Just look at all those lovely wooden buttons at the top! Fabulous :)
Next up I received some lovely handmade fabric covered buttons from Emma.
These will make great button closures on some fabric notebooks I've been making lately!
And last but certainly not least, this is what I received from Julie -
Julie sent me this rainbow of buttons (doesn't the green one at the bottom look like a really juicy sweety?!) all wrapped up in a pretty piece of fabric.
I am sooo pleased with my little swap! The recipients of my scraps have also put them to good use - Emma covered some more buttons - you can see some of them here in her Etsy shop and Nikki covered some buttons and then made them into fabulous rings to sell at craft fairs!
Thanks for taking part ladies, it was lots of fun :)