Thursday, January 12, 2012

A Down Under Swap

Consider it a Winter-Summer thing. Here, we are supposedly mid-winter (hello, can we please get some snow already?!), while in Australia it is high and hot summer.  Nova sits, patiently awaiting my end of our swap bargain, likely enjoying a long tall glass of lemonade or iced tea.  At least that's what I'd be enjoying if it was 100 degrees!

I had a peek at Nova's favs and read up on some of her likes (blues, greens, maps, linen). I was super excited to use some of this perfect Japanese linen printed with a sort of made-up map of some European city that may be Prague, or Paris or Frankfurt. Who knows what goes through the mind of these Japanese designers, but whatever it is usually produces the most interesting of fabrics! ETA: Thanks to Kerry, I can now tell you it is Berlin! This fabric was designed by Marie Jacobi for Yuwa. And Marie is German, not Japanese. My bad.

Hoop Project Pouch by Poppyprint

First up is a hoop project pouch so Nova can take her stitching to the beach!  It's lined with some of Lizzy House's Castle Peeps and a piece of Moda marble provides a handy divider to keep hoop and floss in their own little compartments.

Hoop Project Pouch by Poppyprint

Next we have the requisite swap-with-Poppyprint thread catcher.  I believe that Nova has a fondness for repurposed fabrics, so this one is lined with shirting and the outside coordinates with her hoop pouch.

Linen Thread catcher by Poppyprint

And last but not least, a sweet little linen house tape measure made with Laurraine's pattern.

House tape measure by Poppyprint
someone recently asked me why all my houses are either #4 or #7. It's because those are the easiest numbers to embroider in small size - no curves! Sometimes I can be incredibly lazy.

We've been thoroughly enjoying the gorgeous pillow Nova sent weeks ago. It's time for me to package these goodies up and send them on their way to the sunshine!

18 comments:

Dianne said...

Wow what a lovely swap package Krista, Nova is going to be very happy the day the postman drops this treasure trove at her door!!

paulette said...

Wow!! What a wonderful swap! Nova will be thrilled!!
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Leanne said...

Beautiful work!

myredbike said...

What a great swap package! I love how you have a signature item to swap with your thread catchers.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Wonderful swappy things for Nova! You both were very lucky swappers.

Nova said...

SQEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! oh my goodness! these are ALL perfect!!! i LOVE them. You are a ticker of boxes Miss Krista. clever clever you. I am SUPER excited :) Thank you SO much xxx

Katie B. said...

Lucky Nova! I love that little house.

Flying Blind... said...

Not at all surprised Nova is happy!!

Kerry said...

What gorgeous treasures and very Nova in style! The fabric is a map of Berlin by Marie Jacobi, a German designer for Yuwa

goletagirlwendy said...

What wonderful gift.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

They are incredible!!! I need one of those thread catchers, do you have a pattern or link? The little house is adorable :)

Elsa said...

Lucky Nova! all the projects are great! I want to be your swap partner!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Well I think your swap was extremely successful on each end. And I cannot tell you how much I LOVE my thread catcher. Well, actually I CAN tell you--I.love.it!!! I'm working on a challenge project right now that will incorporate an element from Nova's pillow. Everything made by you and Nova are just awesome!

Katy Cameron said...

Very cool swap goodies! Lucky Nova!

Michele Pacey said...

what a beauteous collection of goodies Krista. she'll be ecstatic to receive it, too!

Laura at Ms. Smartie Pants said...

Just found this on Pinterest, this is adorable, I need some of this fabric!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

If you are lazy, I sure don't want to know what I am. Lots of great goodies headed down under. She'll love them.

Kristen said...

Sweet! I bet Nova loves it! I bought a Japanese linen canvas print last week and now I am waiting for the bag pattern to arrive! They are always so fun!