Like the last swap post, this is a package I put together for my partner. My partner was Becky (gathersnomoss). I've been the recipient of Becky's generosity, so I wanted to make sure she loved her package just as much.
Becky had said she like American Jane, Sandy Gervais, Me & My Sister and Fig Tree. I found Giddy by Sandy Gervais, Punctuation by American Jane, and threw in Origins by basicgrey (I really love the basicgrey fabrics). I think she enjoyed these! :)
The first sewn item was for Becky herself. The pattern is called Sew Convenient from Pretty Little Presents and is a needle/pin/thread holder for the on-the-go sewer. The holder folds up sort of like the old-school fortune tellers we made as kids in grade school. The pattern called for a velcro closure, but I did a button instead because I thought it would hold better.
Little Stitches for Little Ones by Amy Butler. I wanted to do a butterfly as well, but ran out of time. I used pink and white fabric, with an accenting pink flannel fabric. I thought the flannel is neat because as the baby gets older, she can feel the difference in textures. (I forgot to mention that Becky is expecting a little girl, which is why I made a pink ladybug rattle...) :)
Sewing the projects and picking the fabrics were my favorite parts. I've been doing so much sewing for my Etsy shop that I haven't had much time to sit and explore new patterns or personal sewing. I sewed all weekend long and felt so refreshed by doing something new. It's encouraged me to pick a couple new projects I'd like to complete over the next month.
Becky, I had a wonderful time putting this together for you and I hope you enjoy it all! :)