Tuesday was not a good crafting day for me, as after the jacket disaster I discovered the sleeve of a cardigan I'm knitting was too tight, so I had to rip out all 94 rows I'd done!
As you can imagine I was feeling slightly demoralised, so it was lovely to get home from work yesterday, to a big parcel all the way from Spain.
It was my gift from Rosy of SewingAdicta, who I was paired with in House of Pinheiro's International Craft Swap.
I'd already seen on Rosy's blog what she was sending me, so I was very excited to see the gorgeous goodies in real life. And gorgeous they are!
Rosy has been incredibly generous. The brief was to make an item of your choice on a nautical theme, or using the colours red, white and blue, and to include a small gift to the value of £3.00.
Well, Rosy has made me this gorgeous zipped purse. She's even handpainted the anchor motif herself!
In addition to this, Rosy sent me 3 balls of cotton yarn, in navy, white and red and some red, white and blue striped jersey fabric. I'm not sure yet what I'm going to make with the yarn, but I'm pretty sure I'll make the jersey into a top.
Thank you Rosy, your gift was amazingly kind and generous.
Now, I expect you'd like to see what I made Rosy.
I also made a bag/purse, using this tutorial. I went for the red, white and blue theme and used red cotton for the outside and a print featuring all things British on the inside.
For the additional gift I send Rosy a pretty necklace with a vintage looking flower pendant on it. Unfortunately I forgot to photograph that!
It was great to take part in the swap organised by Rachel, and I've discovered several new and exciting blogs as a result.