I shipped out my gifts on Saturday, and my swapner has her gift now. When I went to track it to see if it was making it’s way along nicely, I noticed an anomaly. See, I sent my box out on the 28th. Apparently this was a magical time traveling box, as it was out of this state and somewhere else on the 22nd. (My swapner got it and there was no hold up, just this random off-record.)

So, since that is done, I can now share with you what I was working on for her!
First, I made Thing 1 and Thing 2 (pattern later)

This was a finished/in-progress picture cause I went back and added in the white name tag with their name on it (using felt and a fabric marker.) But this was the crochet work done! For the nose and for the hand, I took a page out of the AmiguruMe and used a bobble stitch (really, it looks really cool, and I fell in love with that modification the secound I was making my person following her patterns) but beyond that, I didn’t follow any pattern or instruction for it.

Then I made a unicorn as stalking my swapner stated she liked unicorns:

Another pattern later: aren’t you proud of me! I’ve actually been writing down what I’ve been doing! well, give or take some making up later every once in a while.. or extra rows here or there..or not enough rows. I tend to forget things occasionally.. It’s like “did I mark this row? I think I did.. maybe I didn’t. Maybe I should make another little dash on my paper/file to indicate this row? Gah! Well, it’ll just have to do!)

then I made a bag (this is where sewing came it).
I do not seem to have an individual picture of this… ah well.

the finished gift:

So that’s it. I’m glad it came out well, I’m glad my swapner got it (right in time for her birthday too!) and that she stated she liked it.. Maybe next time I won’t sign up for a swap when I already am overloaded with stress. It made me even more anxious and worried. I spent hours fretting over “will she like this????”

Anyway, happy 4th of July for those of you who celebrate. If not, have a great week and a great weekend.


4 thoughts on “Swap

  1. You did a great job with your swap items, I’m sure your swapner adored them! That unicorn makes me think of the one from Despicable Me: “It’s so fluffy I’m gonna die!” I see some yarn in that pile too, is that for your swapner as well? Your patterns look great, too! πŸ™‚

    • Thanks! I’ll be posting the patterns for them in the next few days.(or weeks as I study that way I have something to post >.<)

      And yeah! I got her two different balls of varigated "paints" and then I had in my stash of overwhelming proportions (not that I would normally dig through my stash to give away yarn) Suss yarn.. I figured it sounded enough like Seuss that it was appropriate (and I could part with it…) XD

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