Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A SleepOver Swap and A New Idea

I participated in A Sleepover Swap hosted by A Thrifty Mrs. and Gillian was my partner. Gillian lives in Ireland so it has taken our packages a little longer to go through the mail system. Anyway, Gillian received my package and here's what I sent her. We had to send 5 things that you would use on a sleepover.

I made this eye mask out of felt and embroidered the eyes on it and added a little make-up. I made 2 pillowcases. I used French seams on them and a different border. I was happy with how they turned out. I also made her a tote bag to bring her things to the sleepover in and then some candy and a deck of cards. I really had fun making the things for this swap and thought it was a great idea for swapping fun!

My sister Cathy gave me this idea to make take along silverware holders. Her son, Alexander, had made one for her as a Christmas gift and she takes it with her all the time. You just put your silverware in and roll it up. It's great if you don't like to use plastic ware or if there might not be some where your going.

I thought it turned out pretty cute!


Valerie said...

I honestly believe that you are the smartest woman I know! You amaze me.

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Sherry
I love what you made and sent your sleepover partner. The bag is gorgeous.
The silverware holders are great too. What a good idea.
I enjoyed your Wizard of Oz post too. Your parents home was lovely. Thanks for sharing the pictures fron the true home of The Wizard of Oz.

Alison Gibbs said...

Hi Sherry what a fun swap and great things you made for Gillian.

Lexie's thoughts said...

I agree with Valerie, you are the most amazing woman I know!!! Love you momma.

Yarni Gras! said...

what a fun swap....that flatware holder is DARLING! What a great thing for restaurants, etc.

Yarni Gras! said...

hey...are you going to do a tutorial for the flatware holder or sell them in your shop?

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