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Tuesday, 25 June 2013

FQSwap - June

It doesn't seem that long since I was posting about the May FQSwap but June is here and I do like to at least organise myself early although I won't be able to post this until after the two birthdays mid June.  The theme this month is Travel/Destination.  My swap partner is Barb at barbscreations. I contacted Barb and found out that she is collecting red/white fabrics and would prefer something on these lines. 

I found these fabrics for Barb that fit her preference (I guess the Starfish could show - Destination: Beach) but to keep with the theme, I included some London buttons together with some red embroidery thread and a sachet of White Chocolate Mocha Coffee for her to enjoy.

Barb sent me these very unusual fabrics and some embroidery threads.  Great choice Barb. The fabrics are terrific and I love them.

I also got to send FQs to two other members who celebrate their birthdays this month. Firstly Helen who's likes include modern designers and modern colours so I hope she liked my choice for her.

I also included a reel of sewing thread, one of my Needle Nanny designs and a white choc mocha coffee sachet.

*Update* - Helen sent me a message to my facebook page to say she loved her birthday parcel!

Next comes Sharon.  One of Sharon's "likes" is Japanese fabrics and I found these two japanese inspired designs.

I sent these to her along with a reel of sewing thread, white choc mocha coffee sachet and I also sent Sharon a Needle Nanny.

I made Sharon's Needle Nanny with a wooden button. I made a slight change to my original design by adding a button to the top and an extra magnet underneath means they can attach the Needle Nanny to whatever top they are wearing and the Needle Nanny can travel to the ironing board etc!

This photo is me testing out the magnetic action on my t-shirt. Yep.....Needle Nanny secure on my top and needle secure on Needle Nanny.

Ladies, I have had an enjoyable time shopping for your FQs and putting all the little extras together, I hope you enjoy!



  1. lovely swap parcels sent and received there Cathy,looks like lots of fun.xx

  2. Your picks of fabric look great for the swap lucky ladies and your gift was lovely.:-)

  3. Your travels look SO fun lately, and I love the needle nanny! I'm going to have to try making a couple. :)


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