urban home goods swap

3.01.2011


Well, I couldn't resist joining in the this round of the Urban Home Goods swap hosted by Heather and Kerri.  It's been kind of fun figuring out what to make for someone I don't even know.  But I have to admit that it's a lot of pressure, there's so many cute things popping up in the flickr group


Here's the main item for my partner: a sewing machine cover! 


This was fun to put together, and I loved thinking about what kind of embroidery I would put on it.  I thought a scissors seemed appropriate, although I did want to try some kind of fun quote, but couldn't settle on anything. 


Hopefully it fits her machine, if not, it'll be a nice table runner with some extra ties!


Fabrics:
Linen
Melody Miller Ruby Star Rising from Kokka
Tailor Made by Cosmo Cricket
Shot Cotton

43 comments :

  1. That is awesome, Anna!! I'm sure she'll love it!

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  2. Great job! That sounds like a fun thing to be part of. Be sure to post what you get, too.

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  3. That's so cute and you did an awesome job on it!

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  4. I nearly caved and joined that swap too! I love the sewing machine cover and can't imagine that your partner would not. I think you are in the clear :)

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  5. very very cute! Those little scissors make my day :)

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  6. I love this! I have been watching some of these flickr swap groups and everything is so well made and thoughtful. I am not sure how to join in on a swap, but they sure are full of inspiring projects!

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  7. I was just looking at that transistor radio fabric yesterday and thinking how many cool things you could do with it. This looks great!

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  8. That's really lovely! I need to get organized and join a swap soon. It's been too long!

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  9. love it! do you mind sharing exactly what you did? i just got a sewing machine a few months ago and all i have is that ugly thin plastic cover. ive been wanting to make one but am not sure how to tackle it.

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  10. Oh wow. This is so cool. If it isn't for me, I may have to beg you to make one for me. I love the colors, the embroidery, the fabric choices. Very nicely done.

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  11. I absolutely adore this! And now I know what to do with my transistors! (Well, maybe I should wait a week or two to make sure that isn't making it's way to my house, haha). So fun!

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  12. That is absolutely gorgeous!!!! Your swap partner will flip her lid!

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  13. I love what I got from my partner but would have been VERY happy to provide a loving home for this! It's been great fun to watch what everyone has been creating!

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  14. It's lovely! Your partner is going to be one lucky sewist. :)

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  15. love this! love it just the way it is;))

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  16. That is simply... perfect. I love the way you put together your projects, and with just the right amount of charming details.

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  17. The machine cover is beautiful :)

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  18. I like how it has ties. That looks so cute on the machine.

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  19. I'll just join in with everyone else in saying, I love it! I always love the things you make!

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  20. That is so cute! I bookmarked your blog to read more when I got a chance, and I'm glad I had a few moments this morning. Super nice job, I would be a happy partner if it were me. =) I think it would be such fun to participate in a swap!

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  21. Oh Anna this is so stinking cute. Love it!!

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  22. Love this! I'm sure your swap partner will too!

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  23. i'm sure she will love it, the fabric is so cool and you did a great job.

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  24. Awesome fabric choices and perfect embroidery design, Anna. What's not to love... it's perfect!

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  25. Love it! The detail is awesome!

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  26. Ooh, that is beyond awesome. So cute! I'm adding that to my gallery.

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  27. Love it! Especially the loopty-loop and the scissors :-)

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  28. aaaakK! i'm soooOOOoo glad you're having fun in our little swap! between you & miss Melody... you're making Ruby look REAL good! xoxoxo

    Heather

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  29. This is so lovely! I love the embroidery.
    The fabrics are great together, well done.

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  30. Ummmm, I wanna be the recipient! This is ahhhmazing!

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  31. The scissor embroidery is just perfect!

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  32. This is possibly my most favourite item in the swap so far ... Beautifully made, perfect fabric choices and oh! that embroidery :)

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  33. Very cool use of the Ruby Star prints, and I am loving the "cut here" lines.

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  34. Amazing! Super talented, your swap partner is so lucky!!!

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  35. darling, darling, darling ... awesome fabric choices .... now a question: what linen did you use .... darlene

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  36. Anna! This is too cute! I love the little scissors paired with that great radio print.
    I love it, love it, love it!

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  37. I love those radios. I am hording some for a top secret project :) Great job on the embroidered pair of scissors. I love the combination of the ruby star rising print with the linen. So pretty

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  38. It's absolutely darling. What a nice gift to get. My mom made me a reversible sewing machine cover with appliques on it over 30 years ago for my Bernina and I still use it and cherish it. Your embroidered scissors are wonderful!

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  39. Super cute. I just made one for a friend and now need to get one going for my poor naked machine.

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