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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

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43 Responses to urban home goods swap

  1. Jenny 03.01.2011 at 9:37 am #

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

  2. Shorty 03.01.2011 at 9:45 am #

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

  3. Megan 03.01.2011 at 10:02 am #

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

  4. Amy 03.01.2011 at 10:06 am #

    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. Jessica at Me Sew Crazy 03.01.2011 at 10:25 am #

    very very cute! Those little scissors make my day :)

  6. maureencracknell 03.01.2011 at 10:37 am #

    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 03.01.2011 at 10:48 am #

    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 03.01.2011 at 11:06 am #

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

  9. erin 03.01.2011 at 11:21 am #

    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. girlforallseasons 03.01.2011 at 11:51 am #

    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 03.01.2011 at 11:55 am #

    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 03.01.2011 at 12:04 pm #

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

  13. Creative Mom 03.01.2011 at 12:39 pm #

    Love it someone is very lucky!

  14. Megs 03.01.2011 at 12:50 pm #

    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. Lindsay Conner 03.01.2011 at 1:04 pm #

    It’s lovely! Your partner is going to be one lucky sewist. :)

  16. isa k. 03.01.2011 at 1:10 pm #

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

  17. Jennie 03.01.2011 at 1:15 pm #

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

  18. hart44 03.01.2011 at 1:22 pm #

    The machine cover is beautiful :)

  19. meags&me 03.01.2011 at 1:31 pm #

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

  20. toots2u 03.01.2011 at 2:31 pm #

    perfectly put together!

  21. Amanda 03.01.2011 at 2:41 pm #

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

  22. the-domestic-warrior 03.01.2011 at 3:58 pm #

    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 03.01.2011 at 5:56 pm #

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

  24. Amanda 03.01.2011 at 6:29 pm #

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

  25. Barbara Brown 03.01.2011 at 7:16 pm #

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

  26. Gwen @ Gwenny Penny 03.01.2011 at 7:53 pm #

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

  27. Jessica 03.01.2011 at 7:59 pm #

    Love it! The detail is awesome!

  28. Rachel Hauser 03.01.2011 at 8:44 pm #

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

  29. Kristie 03.01.2011 at 11:18 pm #

    Love it! Especially the loopty-loop and the scissors :-)

  30. Heather 03.01.2011 at 11:47 pm #

    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 03.02.2011 at 1:01 am #

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

  32. S jak Sylwia i Szycie 03.02.2011 at 4:30 am #

    Super, bravo!!! :-)

  33. luvinthemommyhood 03.02.2011 at 12:20 pm #

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

  34. the sleepy time gal 03.02.2011 at 3:12 pm #

    it is beautiful!

  35. Melissa 03.02.2011 at 4:10 pm #

    The scissor embroidery is just perfect!

  36. Sarah@PingsAndNeedles 03.02.2011 at 5:24 pm #

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

  37. lili ash 03.03.2011 at 2:07 am #

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

  38. Spun Right Round 03.03.2011 at 10:56 am #

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

  39. midnight hysteria 03.03.2011 at 6:30 pm #

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

  40. erica 03.04.2011 at 10:23 am #

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

  41. Gabrielle 03.04.2011 at 2:08 pm #

    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

  42. jayayceeblog 03.05.2011 at 6:10 pm #

    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!

  43. sewkatiedid 03.12.2011 at 1:44 pm #

    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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