...an angel package, that is!
My friend Susan has volunteered to be an angel for a swapper on Craftster who got flaked on. (Flaking is the worst of all possible swapping transgressions...to agree to a swap, get a partner, receive her package, and then NOT SEND ANYTHING to her...that is just wrong!! But a lovely Craftster member always steps forward to be an angel by sending a replacement package to the flaked-upon swapper...how nice!)
I offered to help Susan with the package, which was for the "Old Fashioned Romantic Swap". Susan is decorating a pretty box, and she will fill it with romantic treasures. My contribution is a pincushion featuring the swapper's favorite quote...I think it is from "Pride and Prejudice".
Here's how I started, with the quote printed out, a sketch of my idea, and some materials:
Using a micron marker, I traced the quote onto muslin, with the help of my light box. The assembly was simple, just like making a pillow. I sewed on the lace and leaves/beads before sewing the front and back together.
The leaves were easy to make; I just free-motion stitched on a piece of linen with my sewing machine, and cut them out, leaving the edges raw.
The little polymer clay bird on a pin was left over from a swap I crafted for last year; it is the perfect accent for this pincushion--didn't that work out well!
Susan will be posting pictures of the completed package...so visit her at The Sloppy Sewer sometime soon!