I have a wonderful crafty blogging friend, Ruth. We met through the EssentialBaby forums, and I liked her straight away - she is such a lovely, kind and generous person, and she is a very clever sewer, something I aspire to :) We have similar tastes in fabric and quilting styles, and it is so much fun to be able to share progress with someone! She took pity on my great fear of craft swaps and offered to do a little swap with me - a pincushion swap. I'd never been in a swap before, having heard so many horror stories and not having all that much confidence in my ability to send something that wouldn't disappoint my swap partner, but since I was pretty sure that Ruth wouldn't mind too much what I sent her ;) I wasn't too stressed. I bought a couple of fat quarters of my favourite Heather Bailey Freshcut and some ribbon and buttons and ummed and aahhed for ages over what on earth I was going to do with it all - I wanted it to be perfect so I didn't want to do anything that I wasn't sure I could pull off, and I wanted to highlight the lovely fabric as well. So in the end I did something very simple, and hoped that it wasn't just me that liked this fabric!
I will do a separate post for the lovely lovely pincushion Ruth sent to me :)