embroidery, quilting, sewing

urban home goods swap

Well, I couldn’t resist joining in the this round of the Urban Home Goods swap hosted by Heather and Kerri.  It’s been kind of fun figuring out what to make for someone I don’t even know.  But I have to admit that it’s a lot of pressure, there’s so many cute things popping up in the flickr group

Here’s the main item for my partner: a sewing machine cover! 
This was fun to put together, and I loved thinking about what kind of embroidery I would put on it.  I thought a scissors seemed appropriate, although I did want to try some kind of fun quote, but couldn’t settle on anything. 
Hopefully it fits her machine, if not, it’ll be a nice table runner with some extra ties!
Melody Miller Ruby Star Rising from Kokka
Tailor Made by Cosmo Cricket
Shot Cotton

43 thoughts on “urban home goods swap

  1. Jenny says:

    That is awesome, Anna!! I’m sure she’ll love it!

  2. Shorty says:

    Great job! That sounds like a fun thing to be part of. Be sure to post what you get, too.

  3. Megan says:

    That’s so cute and you did an awesome job on it!

  4. Amy says:

    I nearly caved and joined that swap too! I love the sewing machine cover and can’t imagine that your partner would not. I think you are in the clear 🙂

  5. very very cute! Those little scissors make my day 🙂

  6. I love this! I have been watching some of these flickr swap groups and everything is so well made and thoughtful. I am not sure how to join in on a swap, but they sure are full of inspiring projects!

  7. Jessica says:

    I was just looking at that transistor radio fabric yesterday and thinking how many cool things you could do with it. This looks great!

  8. LeeAnn says:

    That’s really lovely! I need to get organized and join a swap soon. It’s been too long!

  9. erin says:

    love it! do you mind sharing exactly what you did? i just got a sewing machine a few months ago and all i have is that ugly thin plastic cover. ive been wanting to make one but am not sure how to tackle it.

  10. Oh wow. This is so cool. If it isn’t for me, I may have to beg you to make one for me. I love the colors, the embroidery, the fabric choices. Very nicely done.

  11. Alecia says:

    I absolutely adore this! And now I know what to do with my transistors! (Well, maybe I should wait a week or two to make sure that isn’t making it’s way to my house, haha). So fun!

  12. missavene says:

    That is absolutely gorgeous!!!! Your swap partner will flip her lid!

  13. Creative Mom says:

    Love it someone is very lucky!

  14. Megs says:

    I love what I got from my partner but would have been VERY happy to provide a loving home for this! It’s been great fun to watch what everyone has been creating!

  15. It’s lovely! Your partner is going to be one lucky sewist. 🙂

  16. isa k. says:

    love this! love it just the way it is;))

  17. Jennie says:

    That is simply… perfect. I love the way you put together your projects, and with just the right amount of charming details.

  18. hart44 says:

    The machine cover is beautiful 🙂

  19. meags&me says:

    I like how it has ties. That looks so cute on the machine.

  20. toots2u says:

    perfectly put together!

  21. Amanda says:

    I’ll just join in with everyone else in saying, I love it! I always love the things you make!

  22. That is so cute! I bookmarked your blog to read more when I got a chance, and I’m glad I had a few moments this morning. Super nice job, I would be a happy partner if it were me. =) I think it would be such fun to participate in a swap!

  23. Larissa says:

    Oh Anna this is so stinking cute. Love it!!

  24. Amanda says:

    Love this! I’m sure your swap partner will too!

  25. i’m sure she will love it, the fabric is so cool and you did a great job.

  26. Awesome fabric choices and perfect embroidery design, Anna. What’s not to love… it’s perfect!

  27. Jessica says:

    Love it! The detail is awesome!

  28. Ooh, that is beyond awesome. So cute! I’m adding that to my gallery.

  29. Kristie says:

    Love it! Especially the loopty-loop and the scissors 🙂

  30. Heather says:

    aaaakK! i’m soooOOOoo glad you’re having fun in our little swap! between you & miss Melody… you’re making Ruby look REAL good! xoxoxo


  31. SewTara says:

    This is so lovely! I love the embroidery.
    The fabrics are great together, well done.

  32. Ummmm, I wanna be the recipient! This is ahhhmazing!

  33. Melissa says:

    The scissor embroidery is just perfect!

  34. This is possibly my most favourite item in the swap so far … Beautifully made, perfect fabric choices and oh! that embroidery 🙂

  35. lili ash says:

    Very cool use of the Ruby Star prints, and I am loving the “cut here” lines.

  36. Amazing! Super talented, your swap partner is so lucky!!!

  37. darling, darling, darling … awesome fabric choices …. now a question: what linen did you use …. darlene

  38. erica says:

    Anna! This is too cute! I love the little scissors paired with that great radio print.
    I love it, love it, love it!

  39. Gabrielle says:

    I love those radios. I am hording some for a top secret project 🙂 Great job on the embroidered pair of scissors. I love the combination of the ruby star rising print with the linen. So pretty

  40. jayayceeblog says:

    It’s absolutely darling. What a nice gift to get. My mom made me a reversible sewing machine cover with appliques on it over 30 years ago for my Bernina and I still use it and cherish it. Your embroidered scissors are wonderful!

  41. sewkatiedid says:

    Super cute. I just made one for a friend and now need to get one going for my poor naked machine.

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