A Holiday Swap

I’m in an online bee with a great group of talented folks! We call ourselves The Usual Suspects. And we decided to do a holiday swap. We were supposed to make an ornament, send a cool card and send a gift either handmade or from our sewing studio. No purchasing. Well I had my sweet friend Pam! I decided to make Pam a pouch and fill it with goodness! I went with a scrappy outside.

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I added some cool trim to each side. I’ve been obsessed with the Robert Kaufman yarn dyes since they came out! They’re gorgeous AND they have awesome looking selvages. I used the selvages on each side to frame the patchwork.

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Last summer while I was in Paducah, I bought a really cute little charm that I planned to use for a zipper pull. This was the perfect project!

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It has a (totally true) little message on the back. I really wanted to keep this pouch:)

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Pam loves handwork and had strongly implied she’d love some Cosmo thread. I use Cosmo and Anchor for my embroidery. So I went to Knit One Smock Too and bought the same colors I have. That’s legit right?! They’re in my sewing studio; I just got her fresh skeins. And I put in a cool needle threader (again, I have the same one:) For her card, I found an embroidery design that was on a greeting card. So cute! And my favorite needles.

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I used a scrap from Winters Lane for my ornament. I quilted around the little tree.

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And I labeled it!! I actually labeled all these presents but I figured one picture would suffice.

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A while back, Pam had emailed me and asked if I wanted to do a little swap between us. Obviously I couldn’t say, “I have you in the suspects swap.” So I kept quiet and we decided to swap a small to medium gift. I decided on a pillow!

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I used selvages! I’ve been hoarding selvages for ages and I will one day make a quilt:) A lot of these came from John/Quilt Dad…thank you!! He was giving them away on Instagram and I have fast fingers.

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I already know I’m going to make another one because it was so fun to make. And The Guru was super disappointed it wasn’t for her! And this is what Pam made me!! Have you ever seen a more perfect Dresden?! And the quilting!! I love love love it!!!

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It’s amazingly perfect for me!! Pam is crazy talented! And there are puppies:) Handmade Christmas is the best!
xo LC

5 thoughts on “A Holiday Swap

  1. All of the gifts are beautiful, I always think that hand made presents are the best. I especially love the small winters lane decoration. Happy Christmas to you all.

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