Sunday, October 23, 2011

Ladybugs and Chickens...


I just finished a pincushion swap that was hostessed by Jill T...She just recently started a blog that hosts smaller swaps that encourage you to make things rather than spend a lot of money buying things. She is super creative and I encourage you to visit and participate. Her blog is www.craftybitsswapspot.blogspot.com
So my good friend Val and I were partners...Have you ever known someone from blogging that you just know if you lived close you would be the best of friends? She is that person for me. Someday, we are going to meet and I am sure it will be like we have known each other for ever. She loves enchanted things...bugs, fairies, mushrooms, gnomes...Things like that. I decided to make her a lady bug pincushion.
















This is Lyle who thought he was Lila until he found out that not all lady bugs are ladies. He is a happy bug.
















I made him some fancy little pins for his little body...He is a fashionable thing, Lyle.












I also made Val an eyeball headband for Halloween...When she got it, she immediately put it on and began prancing around. She didn't know it had eyeballs on it until her daughter told her...We both had a laugh about that and she is making a costume around the headband. I cant wait to see a picture!



Now remember the eyeball thing as you continue reading.....
Here is what Val sent me!
The most adorable chicken on a nest pincushion ever and it is sewn so perfectly...My hand sewing is atrocious! I love her little tail feathers and her name is Henrietta.


















A crocheted eyeball!!!!!! Great minds think a like!














And some sewing goodies that you know I will use in a cute little tin! Isn't she the greatest? Thank you so much Ms. Enchanted, I love everything!!!!













I have just been working, sewing like crazy and in my spare time putting away moving boxes. I am starting to see empty space in the garage! Hallelujah! Happy Fall everyone...Also wanted you all to know that blogger wont let me comment on blogs...Any ideas out there...I am just a lurker right now....

7 comments:

Pat said...

CUTE things...both the things you made AND the things you received. As for Blogger and the crazy things that happen....I have no idea, but...I do find that things that won't work one day seem to work again within a few days, so keep trying!

Nina Lise Moen said...

What a fun swap; looks like both of you got the good end of the stick!

Miss 376 said...

Looks like you had the perfect swap partner

PeggyR said...

Looks like a great swap!

Jody said...

Great crafty stuff!! Try unchecking the keep me signed in box to be able to comment.

Laurie said...

Hm...it let you comment on mine! Do you use IE or Mozilla/Firefox? I understand that the no commenting thing is a problem in IE.

jillytacy said...

Thanks for participating in the pincushion swap. I love the goodies you sent to val and the pincushion and goods she sent you are fabulous too!