A little while ago, I was invited to participate in The Warm Wishes Swap via Flickr. Last week I posted off my package of handmade goodies to Andrea, and amazingly she received them in a week. Normally postage to the USA take about 15 days to arrive at their destination. Anyhoo, I am digressing, now that she has received them, I can do the big reveal of what I sent her. I have previously shown some snippets of what I was making on an earlier post so here goes.
First up was an embroidery/sewing folio, inspired by this one and this one. It measures about 7.5" x 16" opened and 7.5' x 8" closed.
I designed and embroidered the feather, made a QAYG cover from various aqua, lime and linen fabrics, and then appliqued the feather to the front. The inner is linen, with a firm interfacing. On the left hand inner, A piece of wool felt is attached for a needle/pin keep, and there is a pin cushion for when it is in use too. On the right hand inner I made double layer pockets, one the full size, and the top layer of pockets is divided into two pockets. In the middle of the folio, I made a page of little PVC pockets for embroidery threads cards. This was my first time sewing this material, and I am really pleased with how it turned out. Probably the hardest thing was sewing a curved zip around the pouch, then attaching my own bias binding to it. Overall I am really pleased with how it has turned out.
I also made Andrea a decorative embroidery hoop to hang on her sewing room wall. Some DS fabrics, embroidery threads, ribbon and jet plane sweets completed the package.
Now I am eagerly awaiting to find out what she has sent me.