You might have noticed that I really, really love doing swaps. I keep saying I don’t have time for them or that I’m going to take a break, and I always end up signing up for more. I’m actually signed up for two more in the next couple months, I just can’t help myself!
The most recent swap I participated in was an ice cream themed one to send a pencil case. Each participant gave their favorite ice cream flavors (I can’t remember what I even said, I know green tea was on the list!) and sent their partner a package with a handmade pencil case and other ice cream related goodies. My partner hasn’t gotten her package yet (it had a long way to travel!) so I’m not going to show that off yet. But I got my package in the mail the other day and I could not have been more excited.
The hexagon pencil case is absolutely perfect! The stitched leaves on it add such a great detail and texture, and the colors of the hexagons work so well together. I always use patterned fabrics, but this pouch makes me think I need to experiment with the simplicity of solids.
Evie claimed the ice cream cone eraser for herself. All the little extras in the package are also great! I love the leaf note pads and the pencils are super cute too. The postcard is from IKEA and I want to frame it, it reminds me of some of the geometric cross stitches I’ve done.
I couldn’t even get a photo with everything in it together, Evie was too excited to open it all. She was a little disappointed when she found out that ice cream cone only contained a washcloth, but then she started using it as a blanket for her toys.
I love the mug rug and the amazing stitched leaves on it.
And how cute is this little zipper charm? And that little ice cream tag? I love it all!
Instagram is full of so many amazing swaps, it’s hard to restrain myself from signing up for all of them! Is there a swap addiction recovery group I can join? Does anyone else have trouble saying no to swaps?