Thursday, June 26, 2008

I had an awesome vacation in England and Scotland. It was so beautiful there, that it was hard to have to come home again. Of course, one of the things that I liked best was that there were sheep and cows everywhere, and they were cute.

While I was away, my partner for the "I Love Ewe" swap on Craftster received the stuff I made, so now I get to show it off.

This is a tea wallet, made with some beautiful (and shiny) fabrics and embellished with a cute sheep button.

See? It holds tea.

Second item is a summer purse, made with green, leaf-patterned fabric on the outside and a peachy-pink fabric on the inside. There are lots of pockets, and a sheep made with dimensional fabric paint.

And last, but certainly not least, is an apron. This pattern was something my partner had specifically requested, and I thought it was cute. My first attempt went horribly, horribly wrong, and ended up in the trash. It was my first time using bias tape. What a pain! But I love the way it came out. And to keep the cute animal theme going, I added a felt alpaca or llama as an accent.

Isn't he cute? Whatever he is. This was absolutely my favorite thing that I made for this swap, and I will definitely be making more of these aprons, as once I got the hang of it, it wasn't too difficult, and the end result is totally worth it.

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