Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Hurray for Swaps and Hurrah for Finished Things!

I was so excited to receive Pene's (from the lovely blog Scrap My Mid Life Crisis ) swap parcel that I was halfway through before remembering to take a photo!  This was Laalaa's God Save the Queen Swap, and a cracking idea it was too.
 Oo, lovely stuff!
 Even more fab when I'd opened everything - Pene, you're a treasure! xxx

I managed to finish my latest freeform bag, much more grundgy colours than previous bags.
 Side One
 Side Two

I also eventually finished the little duffel coat (thank the gods of crochet)!   
 I didn't enjoy making this at all and personally I think you can tell my heart wasn't in it, even though it was for Miss Peach Pudding.  Miss PP's mummy requested it.  It cost soooo much more than I thought it would and the Rowan Denim yarn was horrible to crochet as it kept separating into single threads.
I love the toggles I bought, however.  They're Knit-Pro ones and have that lovely ripply woodiness of Knit-Pro needles and hooks.

I'm off to Scrumble Evening at A Good Yarn tomorrow night to get back into the swing of freeform madness and lovely colours.  Yay!!!


  1. Oooh, lovely goodies from Pene there! I think you're the first to receive a parcel in that swap. x

  2. Great swap presents and I love your freeform bag - so original!

  3. Ohh what a wonderful swap parcel, so many jubilee/union jack goodies!
    Love your latest freeform, exciting stuff!
    So sorry you didnt enjoy making the sweet little duffle as it looks so pretty.
    Hope you enjoy your evening of freeforming, and thanks for displaying my giveaway button!
    Gill xx

  4. Hurrah indeed...what lovely goodies...looking forward to more scrumble viewing!!
    Ali x

  5. What lovely swap treats!

    I love your latest freeform bag.

  6. oh, I really love the freeform bag, how clever!
    have a good week