Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Autumn Swap

Cheryll from Gone Stitching hosts a Once a Season Swap..... it is a secret right until your parcel arrives...

I sent my secret parcel off to Vanessa from The Clip Cafe.... I forgot photo's so Vanessa sent me some.... I made a tea towel and two pot holders from vintage waffle cloth and trimmed with autumny binding and applique..... they were fun to make and hopefully will find some use in Vanessa's kitchen..

My secret parcel arrived yesterday and it was from Maria from Life on the Block - we have known each other bloggily for a while now and worked on some goat stitching together.  It was lovely to get a home made gift from her.... just look at this lovely autumn coloured tote bag...

... and it had lots and lots of lovely treasures inside ...

The $50 dollars is a note book.... every bag needs some money!
matching tissue holder, ric-rac, buttons, coffee and ready made blocks

I have moved my purse, and all those little thingies from the old hippie handbag to this lovely new one.... just in time for Autumn Down-Under

Thanks so much Marie


  1. You received some lovely treasures Fiona , great bag !

  2. Love what you made and love what you received... both wonderful gifts xxx

  3. Oh, what a treat. Don't you just love swaps. I wish I had more time...

  4. What a fun swap...your things you made for your partner were wonderful, and the tote bag you received from Maria is awesome! I think you can say the swap was a great success!



  5. Fun! What a beautiful bag and love what you made for her!
    xx, shell

  6. Great bag! Did you get a surprise when you saw that $50 note? I did! Lovely stitching on those towels too!

  7. Love the goodies you made your swap partner Fiona.
    Pleased you liked your 'Autumn Bag" was fun stitching it and filling the pockets with a fw bits and pieces.

  8. Lovely goodies sent and received!! What a fun swap :o).
    Joy ;o)

  9. What a lovely swap, both the giving and receiving of such great gifts must have been a pleasure. Also loved your pincushion, very creative, even if wobbly lol

  10. Hello Fiona,

    Some great Autumn themed swaps here. Now if only that money was real!!!
    Happy days.

  11. what lovely goodies Fiona, both sent and recieved. Great treasures!

  12. your autumn pot holders and tea towel are really lovely, the colours wonderful. Your received goodies are great too. Don't start splashing those 50's around now, will you.
    Love the fabrics on the tote bag and your new blocks.

  13. just love the tea towels,pot holders ,and your bag is pretty

  14. Lovely gifts sent and received! So glad you played along with the OASS!

  15. Way amazing goodies sent and received. Love that bag.

  16. Nice new bag! I'm hoping you'll post a photo of Laura's goats when you have them done. She doesn't seem to have a blog or to post on the Flickr group. I really want to see how they ended up :)

  17. Gorgeous swap presents! Love the fifty notepad!


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