Well, I couldn't help myself and signed up for another swap!
This time it was a colour swap. Each person listed a favourite colour and then their secret partner put together a pack worth $30 including fabric, trims, threads etc.
Today was opening day and Jack was convinced the present was for him.
It didn't take him long to realise that it was intended for someone else...he got this far and said "Oh look Mum, its for you".
And here is my lovely pack. I listed blue combined with cream or green, and mentioned that I have a soft spot for paisley, and my clever but very secret partner didn't dissappoint.
There is a fantastic frog and paisley print with a matching border print, that co-ordinates perfectly with the brown, green and pink print beside it. I'm tossing up between using it for a bag or a quirky wrap skirt. There is also some blue sock monkey fabric that is already earmarked for Jack's I-spy quilt and a lovely spotty fat quarter. Some fantastic coconut-shell buttons, some thread and a set of three hand-made felt flowers made up the rest of the parcel.
However, I quickly rescued them from his clutches and will be using them to embelish a bag or hat or maybe even a quilt.
Here is the only photo I took of the pack I made up for Emma. She asked for fabric for her boys, suggesting blues and greens and I took the opportuinity to grab some great rocket fabric that I've had my eye on for ages, added some co-ordinates and then wrapped the whole lot up in some very boy-ish flannelette.
She has some photos on her blog so drop over to http://emmafaye-emma.blogspot.com/ and have a look!