Covert Robin gift08:00
So we've discussed my covert robin partner before and I gave you a sneak peek. I figured you weren't too bothered about seeing it though because I only had a few comments asking to see it. Now the link up has gone live though I'll reveal all.
I couldn't find a blog or pinterest for my swap partner so handed her information over to my sister Liz. She is to search engines what the Doctor is to time. She manipulates information so powerfully that within minutes, she can find out anything, if it's there to find.
She found nothing. No, that's a lie. She found something, but no blog and no pinterest. She did inform me that my partner seems to like owls.
For Christmas, my sister Lizzie (who does craft fairs with me so Dus doesn't have to) made some cute owl wrist warmers for my step sister Fawn and I immediately wished I knew how to crochet so I could make some for my partner. Fortunately, due to a complicated hand made items bartering system (that I still can't understand) Liz worked out how to make some for me in exchange for me doing something..I can't remember what, I'm sure she'll remind me!
She says I sewed the buttons on in the wrong places but I think that's where their eyes should be. I used cat's eye yellow buttons (from stash) because I didn't have any owl eye buttons. I took a photo with one upside down so you can have a look.
A close up of this cutie. I've never done appliqué before but my friend Helen had assured me it wasn't too hard, I just needed to zig zag over the edges.
I used buttons on top of buttons for his eyes and ric rac for his feathery belly.
3 wooden buttons on the back to secure the olive green ticking.
Everything for the pillow came from my stash cupboard, pillow form, fabric, buttons and trim. The ticking came from regular stash and everything else from my scraps basket.
My partner emailed me on Monday to say that she'd received her package and loves both of the items (phew!). I'm really pleased that she does, it's awful when you join a swap and you're not fussed on what you receive when you've put a lot of time and effort in!
And...because I was just itching to make another, I may have made one in turquoise and reds for someone who had a birthday recently. :)