OK - so there's no Noel Edmonds or Keith Chegwin, but I am showing my age! This weeks Handmade Monday is a big THANK YOU to the lovely Tracy at Mad About Bags for the lovely swap we did last week.
It all started with a plea for a pincushion! Perhaps like most folk, most of my crafting is done on the kitchen table, in between it's other functions. Maybe not like most people, I'm also a bit of a clutz! So inevitably most of my pins ended up on the floor and then either i) up the vacuum or ii) in my dog's paws! Something needed to be done.
I know, you're thinking why doesn't she just make one! Oh, I don't know - i just never seemed to get around to it. So i put out a plea on facebook - would anyone make me a pincushion in exchange for a small purse or bag!?
To my joy, Tracy was up for a swap - and what a fab swap it was. I am now the proud owner of not one, but two, lovely pincushions. She also made me a matching ironing friend, which is already being put to good use in preventing me from burning my fingers when ironing round corners and difficult bits.
And what did I swap? I made this little boxy bag in one of my favourite fabrics. I hope she finds it useful!