1. You see the finished articles and then the process, which is a bit weird
2. You feel a bit like a stalker, knowing everything someone has done for the last few years
3. You miss out on current news, e.g. giveaways and, as is relevant here, swaps
But... I'd just finished reading Hadley's blog recently and clicked back to the recent posts and saw that Mouthy Stitches 2 was on its way! One of the reasons I was keen to give blogging a go was to get involved in the online sewing community; swaps, banter etc. So I was really keen to give this a go. And... I've been accepted! So excited.
We'll be making bags and 'key fobs' (keyrings in British English) for eachother. I'm quite excited that I'm going to be making something for someone who could be anywhere in the world who I've never met. It's bizarre, but fun! And someone's going to be making something for me too, which is pretty cool.
Here's the mosaic I put together to give my partner an idea of what sort of things I like:
Click on the image to be taken to Flickr, where credits for the images are :)
Aren't they pretty? Wish I could claim I made any of the above! I've been collecting 'inspiration pictures' for a while now, which came in very handy for making a mosaic quickly.
Anyway, wish me luck as I try to figure out what to make for my secret partner when I get one. I have a tendency to get rather stressed when trying to pick out fabrics/designs, but I'm looking forward to learning how to do this stage prayerfully/joyfully/well over time :)