A, B, C’s

I have a confession: I’m addicted to craft swaps (WARNING: If you are my swap partner turn back now). In fact I’ve joined two more – Spell My Name (a fairly low pressure swap that has you crafting items according to the letters in a person’s name) and the Over 30 Geezer Swap (which has an impressive list of crafty participants). Partners for the name swap were announced yesterday so I spent the evening coming up with ideas…. which is much harder than it sounds, especially when you have some ‘hard’ letters to work with.

I forged ahead with some of the easier letters and came up with two sewn items: a Key fob that matches her Amy Butler clutch. The clutch was something on her wishlist and is from Bend-the-Rules Sewing and just happens to be one of my favorite projects from the book. I love how simple it is, yet looks so adorable when finished – plus it’s a great way to show off a fantastic button.

I think while I brainstorm some more ideas, I’ll work on my Hot Patterns Cool, Calm, & Cowl-Neck top. I managed to find fabric and ribbing (which I just realized is the SAME color as the one on the envelope cover) this weekend should work perfectly with this design.