Monday, May 31, 2010

Pretty Pocket Swap.

This is the pretty pocket swap that I have sent to Sherry.
Sherry told me that she liked the colours Purple/lilac/cream and muted tones of any other colour Also that she liked vintage,shabby chic styles , anything romantic stiched or hand made
and lace-ribbons-buttons-pearls-beads-trimmings. So armed with this information I chose purple/lilac as the theme and handmade and vintage for the contents. I found some lovely cream/pearl vintage buttons and a lovely vintage button hook on ebay and waited with baited breath as the bids went in. As you can see I won them.!!!
The material I sourced from a firm that specialised in cutting the material as a thin qtr so got the pattern going the right way down the pockets.

Then I made a little padded box in the pocket material for the button hook and a heart shaped pomander that I scented with a floral perfume. A cream/lilac pin cushion and a shabby chic crochet brooch. I added ribbons and vintage lace and other assorted items in the theme colours.

Faye acted as my mojo and I bounced ideas on several e-mails to get the look right so much so that Faye wants one too. I forgot that lilace /yellow are her favourite colours. Der!
I really enjoyed and had fun doing this swap.


  1. Mrs. A., this is an incredibly beautiful pocket thingy! I've not seen these in fabric and hand made in eons! I love your projects! It makes me want to start back sewing and I get so tempted when I'm in a fabric shop...if I had more room; one day, perhaps. This is a lovely color combination and the fabric is gorgeous - love how you set the pockets up to showcase the beautiful designs of the fabric and the goodies inside - WOW! Your partner is going to be overjoyed, I'm sure! So glad you had a great time in Italy for your birthday. You really are an inspiration, Mrs. A!!

  2. I was indeed overjoyed!!!! The pockets are not only pretty, but beautiful and so well made and the fabric is divine. The hand stitched items are exquisite - I was very lucky getting you as my swap partner Mrs A. (Hope you'll feel the same when you receive mine!)

  3. I think this is totally beautiful. Want it! ;)

  4. Hello! I'd love to have your join the Paris swap! I received your comment on my blog, but didn't get an email with your info ~ would you mind re-sending it? Thank you!! :)


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