My Happy Unicorn Swap partner got her package yesterday, so I can finally show it all off! I got my swap package earlier this week, and I was so excited to send this to my partner.
I always love sending embroidery floss for swaps, I have such a fun time picking out a color pallet. For this one, a rainbow just seemed necessary because you really can’t have unicorns without rainbows!
I wracked my brain for what to send as the “unicorn item.” The coordinator suggested sending something that was unique to your state or region and I just couldn’t pick anything. So instead I went to Mitsuwa, a Japanese grocery store, and picked up some random Japanese treats. They might not be unique to Illinois, but they are unicorn items in the US.
For the unicorn, I used the pattern from my Unicorn Success Club pattern. You can download a copy of it for free here.
I joined English paper pieced hexagons together into a large piece of fabric. I used a featherweight interfacing on the back to stabilize it before I stitched it. I’m not entirely sure this was necessary, but I wasn’t to be safe. I used water soluble cross stitch canvas to stitch it on.
I also included a unicorn necklace that I made using a mini embroidery hoop necklace from Dandelyne. For the embroidery I used the horse pattern from Teeny Tiny Menagerie that was in the latest issue of Hoop-La magazine and just added a horn. You can’t get the full effect from the photos, but I used Kreinik metallic threads so the whole thing is sparkly!
This was such a fun swap and I really loved putting together this package and I was thrilled with what I got!
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Oh I love that stitched unicorn! I want to make one for me now! Yes, along with the million and one other things I want to make!
That unicorn stitched on hexies is just the coolest thing ever!
Valerie Darling says
Super cute! I’m sure they loved it.
She had to have been so thrilled! What an awesome package; I love the sparkly necklace!
The unicorn on hexies is amazing! Those treats are definitely unique!
What a lucky swap partner! Everything is so great, and I seriously covet that necklace…just the cutest!
I had a hard time sending away that necklace, I loved how it turned out! Switching all those colors was kind of a pain!
Kelsea Echo says
Oh my gosh – these are SO cute! I love them! And what a perfect theme… heh.