Monday, February 24, 2014

More from the fabric heart themed swap!

Just a few days later, the second swap group of 3 inchies arrived:
 Lisa H.'s square in felt with beautiful embroidery
Lisa S.'s is so elegant and soft in white
Jeanelle's, in lace from an antique collar, wool felt, buttons...
 and a very cute key
Linda's has many hearts in different textures, all bright

  Tamatha somehow managed 9 tiny, intricately detailed squares on each 3 inchie!
 Hope said she immediately envisioned this "Polly Pocket" style creation when she decided to join the swap:
 and it turned out beautifully -- so original!
 Here's my humble contribution to the second swap:
another multi-layered square onto which I stitched a favorite piece of vintage pink crochet ribbon and a heart cut from a vintage necktie, and then hand stitched in pink and white around it.
 There were more lovely gifts to spoil me!

 Best of all, the generous swappers each made an extra inchie to send to cheer a friend whose health prevented her from joining in the fun this time.
 I made this card from paper and fabric to go with it; it was so much FUN to spread the joy!
Here they all are (including two extras -- my "trial run" inchies)
I haven't yet decided what to do with mine...
but I can't wait to do so, and get started!

7 comments :

The Junque Seeker said...

They're all amazing, even your trial runs! It was such fun!

ejricca said...

It is just amazing how they are all so different! Thank you for hosting!

Curtains in My Tree said...

Those are all adorable and so charming
Any one would be thrilled to get just one

Createology said...

Precious tiny hearts are sew full of love. Such a special swap. Creative Bliss...

Kathy said...

So beautiful and so much inspiration! I did pull some fabric out and pile on my work table but that is as far as I have gotten with my lace book. Big sigh! Maybe reading this post will get me going.

Tamatha said...

I love the photo with all the incheys together. They looks so pretty! Thanks again for hosting!

Abby / Linda said...

I've never heard of inchies! These are just beautiful! I think I ought to try this! How about a mini quilt for a doll house with inchies!!