Greetings lovely friends & readers 💕
(Warning - Long Post & Photo Heavy)
At the beginning of this year my friend Claire & I decided to do a Tilda swap - this entailed each of us making for the other an item from the letters T I L D A . Claire & I are both dedicated "Tilda Addicts" loving both the fabrics & the patterns.
We agreed to have an approximate timeline for our swap as the end of May .... however once I began working on my swap gifts, I found I could not stop. I had planned a visit to Mums at the end of this month but when she had her fall & I bought my visit forward, I decided to take Claire's swap gifts long with me in the hope that I could catch up with her on this trip. (Claire lives in Mum's town but we don't always get to catch up)
As I didn't want to drill holes in my letters I attached them to each package with double sided tape.
Would you like to see what was in each package??
(I will link to the patterns I used & also try to remember the fabric ranges tho' this may be a bit trickier)
"T" stands for Tea towel, Tilda pumpkin, tea coasters, tea mug & tea ... also tags
|I knew these were the colours in Claire's kitchen.|
|(I had to quickly take all my photos before I left for Mums hurriedly so the light is very poor & yellowish unfortunately)|
I made myself this pattern almost two years ago - blog post here & still really love my Autumn Angel. I extended the apron quite a bit & added the pompom trim, the same as I did for my Angel. The Plum is also a free pattern on the website.
Well friends you can see why I could not post all that & wanted to hand deliver it. I also wanted to see Claire's face when she opened each package & afterwards she may have shed a tear or two - she was so delighted with all her treasures. Claire is one of the kindest, most generous people I know & it was such a pleasure to make this for her & bring her some Joy. I thought long & hard about her colours & what she might like & was pleased to say I got it just right. (If you are on Instagram you can follow along with Claire * Here *
If you made it all the way to the end - Thank You So Much !
I shall be back in a few days with my final Catch Up Post.
Have a wonderful week ahead dear friends,
With much love & friendship to you All,
Julie & the furry ones x0x0x0