Another Dumpling Swap – Bee Edition

Awhile back I participated in a swap of dumpling pouches, I made a hexagon rainbow pouch. I signed up for another swap, this one was bug themed. I loved how the rainbow one turned out but I swore I wasn't going to do hexagons this time, they took so long. As you can see, I changed my mind and did them anyways. I was going to do squares of various bug fabrics but it felt disjointed and just didn't feel right. Josh suggested instead of using bug fabrics to use the design to show the theme. My partner raised bees as a child, so making it bee themed wasn't a hard ... Read More

Dumpling Swap – What I Got!

My swap package came Friday and I was lucky enough to get a pouch from Susi at Lila Louise! The pouch is gorgeous and the package was also full of tons of goodies from Germany! The fabrics are fantastic, especially this cross stitch one! I will probably hoard it away because I'll be too nervous to use it for anything. Right away I started using the smaller fabric pieces for hexagons. There was also a little stack of squares that are destined to be made into a patchwork project of some sort. Evie was extremely excited about the candy and she ate the ... Read More

Dumpling Pouch Swap!

Susi from Lila Luise organized a swap on Instagram to make a dumpling pouch and fill it with fabric and candy. I signed up even though I seriously doubted my ability to make the pouch, but Susi insisted that I would be fine. The pattern for the dumpling pouch is free to download. This is actually my first completed English paper piecing project and I love it. I used 3/4" hexagons and joined them all into a piece of fabric large enough to cover the interfacing. I fused the interfacing to it and cut around it, which was the most nerve wracking part! I was convinced I ... Read More