Sorry I've been gone so long. Sometimes things just get so busy I can't seem to sit still long enough to compose a post. And I have so much to tell!
Well, when we were at Gruber's and we agreed to do this, we were talking about what kinds of items we'd exchange. I had just shown my mini duffle pouch to everyone, and they loved it. I felt so honored, because these people I retreat with are so creative---I bow to them! Someone said to me, "If you draw my name, that's what I want you to send!" (or something to that effect)
So, I knew what I'd be making! LOL.
I made Rene' a little mini duffle bag out of some of my Lucy's Crab Shack scraps. I also had another label left from Sweetwater. I think Brooke gave it to me. So, I used that, too. I also attached a zipper pull that I had gotten from Zipit a while back. It turned out cute! (If you want information on the pattern and a review of it, I posted all that here.)
I filled the duffle bag with this cute little wool pincushion that I picked up at Fiber Fest for Rene'. I love little pincushions like this for my needles, because I hate it when needles disappear down inside my big wool pincushions. These are too small for your needle to go inside of. I also included some washi tape for Rene'. I don't know why I thought she'd enjoy washi tape, but I did, and I ordered it here on etsy. The day after I ordered it, I saw that Rene' did a post about how much she enjoyed playing with washi tape! Wahoo! Nailed it! Oh, and I sent her a "What the Fudge?" chocolate bar from Zingerman's, a restaurant in Ann Arbor I visited this summer. (If you like Texas barbeque, you should definitely check out Zingerman's if you are in Ann Arbor. YUM!) They make these candy bars, and they are FANTASTIC.
I had so much fun with this exchange. It was a lot of fun picking out stuff for Rene'. I really enjoy making these little duffle bags. They are so stinkin' cute and so satisfying to make. I already want to make another!
I'll try to be back tomorrow with more for you!
Until next time,