Okay, back to the point...the nature of the swap is that it's a secret who you're making things for, as well as what goodies you choose to include in the package. So when I'm knitting or making items, it kills me to have to keep it a secret until the recipient gets her package!! That's why I like to share teaser photos...I don't get so antsy waiting to share.
And this time around, since my swap partner was Mel (womaninashoe) and she organizes the swaps, she knew I had her name. So I REALLY couldn't share a lot of information!!! Anywho - she has now received her package and I can share all the goodies. Today I'm only going to expand upon the sewn items I included. Hopefully, tomorrow I'll have the chance to post more about the swap.
I have been itching to sew more items. But every time I think I will, I get caught up in knitting. I don't really mind, though. This swap gave me the opportunity to focus on sewing. I even had the time to sew 2 items! :) The first, was a project bag...well more of a notions bag to include in a project bag really. I don't think it could hold very much by way of yarn and a project unless it was REALLY small.
All the pockets are lined and I used a double layer of interfacing so that needle points don't poke out and the needles are sure to be supported and secure. I considered adding batting, but I wanted it to be slim and trim, and I thought that might add too much bulk.
I hope Mel gets some use out of the case. It was my favorite item in the entire swap package. I was SOO tempted to keep it for myself. :) But now I've done it once, so I can do it again! :)