Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Sewing and Swapping
My daughter decided to make some bags to hold teeth for the tooth fairy. She wants to give one to the tooth fairy and give one to each of her friends. The 'shirt' she is wearing is an unfinished shirt that I have been sewing on and off for months. It's the JJ shirt from Burdastyle. I had a terrible time with the collar so the shirt is going to become a smock and not have a collar - seriously I cut out three different ones and found three different ways to screw the collar up. And it probably will not have sleeves either - simply because I want it to be marked done on my list. I'll just use bias tape to finish the neck and arm holes.
In other news - I just joined two swaps. The first is the Bend The Rules Sewing Swap. I will be making placemats and napkins for a secret partner. Need to find fabric - tomorrow. Or Friday.
I also just joined a Kid's Summer Swap. Lori posted on her blog that her girls were getting pretty jealous of all the fun packages arriving with their mother's name on them! She created a swap where we will make and / or buy a few items that we think the child's partner would enjoy during the summer. Perhaps a good book, a fun recipe, cute flip flops, bubbles, a bug catcher, etc. The ideas are endless! There is a spending limit on it. I have so many ideas...this is going to be fun.