I got to make for Swap Mama, Susan @ a broad Canadian and it was tougher than I expected. Not that she's a particularly tricky customer or anything. Not at all! No, but as a good Swap Mama she was leaving lovely comments all over the shop. Not hard to imagine, the swap really did have a massive amount of talent in it. However, normally you stalk your recipient, see what they seem to like from the comments they leave... so in my case I got a bit well, confused...
That, and well, if you read regularly you'll know I've been a bit crappy for the last couple of months so I was just ultra critical of everything I tried and so I think I ended up with about 5 different plans... Every time I got started I just kept thinking, nah, not good enough, try harder. So. She did end up getting a two sided runner and a hot pad. I could go upstairs tomorrow and get a few table mats and coasters out of all the other discarded plan bits... but I wont!
|Oooh, she's Canadian, do a bear! ... aren't bears in caves hibernating over Christmas?|
|Christmas. Ultra Modern. oh but doesn't she like stars and hand stitching?|
|The hot pad matches the modern side...|
Now, here's a rarity... I actually LOVE my Christmas tree block. So much so that I'm going to make another next week. Does anyone want another "this is what happened when I made" ( tutorial of sorts ) ?
Now you know what I was up to last week! Susan received it all today, and wrote the loveliest of blog posts that had me laughing and weeping and blushing all at once... she likes.... YAY! So, that's my happy pill sorted for the next week or so! (I'm still grinning like a loon)
Now to cross it off my list, and start panicking about something else... like Novembers bee block? (Sorry Hads x)
p.s. Laura, Helen and Tanya, you have not been forgotten, each giveaway prize will be quite different, so I'm just posting as I get done :-)