A little hand mending in the car at sport training. With my beautiful sewing kit from @bobbypinbandit and wearing my Hairy Green Clam dress. This is as good as my Me Made May selfies will get!
Day 6 of #makersforfashrev - Love Story - This is the first #geraniumdress I ever made for my daughter. It was a true labor of love and taught me many new skills as a sewing newbie. It served her well as a play dress and even Halloween costumes! I’m currently picking it apart to turn it into a skirt or pinafore, to get an extra year of wear out of it! Also, another shout out to @missfoxlove for the lovely pouch she made me during the #2018sve , it’s come in handy as a project bag! @inthefolds @fash_rev #fashionrevolutionweek
My #sve2018#2018sve arrived today!! 😍😍 it’s so perfect!! Thank you @jessiehuenmade you are a spectacular human being! ❤️ my #secretvalentineexchange is all the way from The beautiful country of Singapore and she is truly a lovely human. When she saw my post about our house fire she sent me an extra special GC to buy fabric to replace the stash I lost. ❤️ this #instagram#sewingcommunity is an amazing thing to be a part of and Jessie you are a wonderful person; thank you for making my world a little brighter! ❤️#sewcialists @sanaeishida #kokkafabric#handmade
Today I received a parcel filled with goodies from Nickie in Central Victoria, Australia! It's my belated #2018sve gift: a sturdy Grainline Stowe bag, a pretty Bombazine mitt and a beautiful work of art by her two eldest sons. Her youngest made sure it got here in the right time 😊 I love it all Nickie - thank you so very much! It's special.
And thank you @ute_ig and @sanaeishida once more for organizing this lovely exchange. I'm already looking forward to next year.
Thank you @ateliertracyk for this amazing #secretvalentine#sve2018
It arrived yesterday all the way from canada - what a surprise! A wonderful scarf, handknitted in perfect colour. I guess spring is about to come now. Thanks a lot to @sanaeishida and @ute_ig for hosting the #2018sve ❤️
Thank you @aida_k.t for the delightful #2018sve gifts! 💜 And thank you @ute_ig and @sanaeishida for the many hours of coordinating this wonderful exchange 💛
The joy of #2018sve continues! I just received a package from my secret gift exchange recipient all the way from UK. She sent me this super cute modern sewing magazine and chocolate for my boys along with a very nice thank you card. It almost made me cry! Thank you, @rebeccas_stitches❤️❤️❤️ And thank you, @sanaeishida & @ute_ig for organizing such a wonderful sewing community event❣️ ➡️I love the quote on the back of this magazine. How perfect is this for all #sewersofinstagram ✨
Up on the blog today, a slightly belated post on my #2018sve swap this year 🎁kindly hosted by the lovely @ute_ig and @sanaeishida 💕
Today my beautiful #2018sve gift arrived from @steffmakesthings. It arrived at exactly the right time to brighten a gloomy Monday.
tried my best to ignore the buckets of snow outside by stitching up this spring bouquet last month 🌿 #2018sve
I finally wrote a blog about #2018sve (#linkinbio ), both what I made for @deanna_etc and what @sew_dainty made for me ❤️ and yes I know it's been almost a month since Valentine's Day... my bad 🙈 Thanks again to @sanaeishida and @ute_ig for organising, hope I can take part again next year 😍
I received my gorgeous #2018sve gift today all the way from New Zealand! @crafted_by_si made me this handmade notebook with handmade paper AND a handmade bookmark! Sian, you are overwhelmingly talented 😍😍😍 Sally wants to claim the notebook but I already have ideas for what to keep inside.
Thank you @ute_ig and @sanaeishida for organizing!
My #2018sve gift arrived! It was misdirected from the UK to Canada, then finally made its way to Australia!
@lorna_creates made me this absolutely gorgeous purse, that lining fabric is wonderful. All my chapsticks and earphones are going in it straight away!
She also sent me some patterns that she's traced, which I'm very happy to add to my collection! Thank you Lorna!! And thank you @ute_ig and @sanaeishida for organising the exchange, it's been lovely!
Here is R in one of the beautiful Japanese-style aprons I received for my #2018sve gift. Thanks again @allthewhimsicalthings they will get a lot of wear around here and I adore the lovely sashiko-ish print of the fabric! By the way, that colander contains some of our last summer tomatoes. My plants always seem to start dying off early - don’t know what I’m doing wrong... anyone growing tomatoes in Melbourne, what are yours looking like?
Now that @studiotessuti has received it I can show the little hexie name... #2018sve#sve2018
My #2018sve arrived all the way from Canada. Thank you @madison.sn The gift is so beautiful! 💙 Also thank you @ute_ig and @sanaeishida for organizing sve.
It has finally arrived and now I can show you it! I I sew this backpack. I'm glad you like it @happylat! . It's my first backpack. It is not a perfect seam. but it is made with a lot of love. I loved participating in #swe2018 ! thanks for organizing it @ute_ig and @sanaeishida !! 💗💗 📸 credit: @happylat 🎋🎋🎋🎋 ¡Finalmente ha llegado y os puedo enseñar lo que cosí para el intercambio internacional por Sant Valentín 2018! Es mi primera mochila. No es una costura perfecta. pero está hecha con mucho amor y a su destinataria @happylat le ha gustado 💗. ¡Me encantó participar en #swe2018 ! gracias por organizarlo @ute_ig @sanaeishida #2018sve#sve2018#sewcialists#santvalenti#sewingexchange#backpack 📸:@happylat
Working on another little gift exchange project. Still waiting for my #2018sve mail. In case my Valentine is reading this: let's be patient 😊 I see there are still gifts arriving at other participants so there is hope.
Two years ago, I mailed a small handmade gift to @aida_k.t for the Secret Valentine Exchange. Today, I got to meet her in person and enjoy a glass of wine in Athens! And my kind friend made this beautiful zipper pouch from @noodlehead531 as a gift! And, of course, she showed me her favorite fabric shops. Thank you, @ute_ig and @sanaeishida for this wonderful gift exchange that is building friendships around the world. #2018sve
How awesome is this clutch by @artofthemerrowhq? Love how Amy included the Star Wars patterns - perfect fabrics!
The Star Wars patterns are freebies in my Craftsy shop. As for the awesome clutch, head to @artofthemerrowhq 'a feed for details. (Makes me wish I could make clutches and bags!)
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I'm excited to share my make for my Secret Valentine in the #2018sve - and even more excited to have been connected with my #internationaltwin @azapops - and her name is Amy, too! It was truly a pleasure to make this for her. 😍 So glad she got good pictures because I only got good ones with my friend modeling - and so glad you appreciated my note 😂 Thank you @sanaeishida and @ute_ig for a wonderful experience! I was gifted beautiful things, had the opportunity to make a gift that brought me joy, and made a new friend in the process. Following the hashtag(s) and getting to watch everyone share the love was so uplighting! 💌 🌈⚓✂️🌌💙 VERY fun #MiniStarWars#FPP pattern by @quietplay using #modagrungefabric by @modafabrics and #sparkleandfade by @hoffmanfabrics #sve2018#quietplaypatterns
Happy mail today as my #2018sve arrived all the way from England! Thank you @missfoxlove for all the pretty goodies! I’m hunkered down at home with a throat infection, so this definitely brightened my day 😘. @ute_ig @sanaeishida
My #2018sve gift arrived! Thanks @lakelovelife 💕 and big thanks to @ute_ig and @sanaeishida for organising 💕
Traveling with my awsome new knittingbag a gift from @ridvanandsprout for #2018sve 😍 From now on I want all my things to be galaxy and glitter 👏✨Perfekt timeing for #skandinaviasyr i dag er andre hobbier, og jeg er tydelig blitt litt opphengt i strikking i det siste i tillegg til å sy! @ingridviklysne @ingridbergtunsyr @tinesolheim_design
Thank you so much @yaaritg Was waiting in my mailbox when I arrived home this morning. Such a special gift. Thanks for the pen as well (my daughter grabbed it to show her school friends). Thanks for organising @sanaeishida and @ute_ig #2018sve
I finally got chance to post a picture of my fabulous #2018sve package from Emma @ejw1969 I love it 😍 I’m currently snacking on a lollipop as I type & I’ve already put the beautiful handmade wallet to good use ❤️
Thank you @sanaeishida and @ute_ig for creating #2018sve ! 💕I received this beautiful hand sewn backpack/messenger bag from Kris in St. Paul! It arrived very early and I made myself wait until the 14th to open it and it was so special! I cannot put into word the way it feels to receive something made by hand from a stranger with the utmost care and attention to detail. I am in love with this bag and it has already been used for many curling travels and events! It will be my go to for years to come!! 💕☺️💕
Recently I signed up for the #2018sve put together but @sanaeishida and @ute_ig for my first year and I absolutely loved it. This is what I made for a fellow crafter, Tina in MN. I don't often share what I create but I am thrilled @tinambury loved it ❤ #craft#create#crewel#birchbark
I couldn’t have asked for a better present than this colourful and soft #sve2018 scarf from @76_kirsty. It arrived this week, along with the other lovely presents in the pic and I have already worn it straight out of the envelope this freezing Saturday, after picking it up from the post office. Thank you Kirsty for all the beautiful presies. I love them all! @ute_ig @sanaeishida can’t wait for the next one! #2018sve
My beautiful and perfectly made #2018sve#sve2018 parcel arrived today all the way from Finland. MY colours! Perfect! Thankyou so much @melukyla so much. And Thankyou to @ute_ig and @sanaeishida for organising this wonderful swap with the international making crowd. You two are legends!
Part of my awesome #2018sve gift from @allthewhimsicalthings - Kat made me not one, but TWO Japanese-style crossover aprons (my favourite kind!) and this cool sewing pattern is actually a notebook. Will try to post a modelled apron photo soon! Thank you so much Kat, you ‘got’ my taste perfectly ❤️
The picture I posted yesterday of my #joyjacketpattern makes me chuckle. It was taken when it was fresh off the machine (like I was literally snipping threads off it as I was walking with @sewsophielynn to that photo location) and it is so crisp and freshly pressed and proper looking. Above 👆 is how it really looks in all its slouchy, been worn multiple days in a row, glorious goodness. I'm obsessed. Also, check out my fabulous scarf that I received in the mail from my #2018sve partner, @deb_onaire. It matches 👌!! The fabric is so soft and amazing! She put a secret zip pocket in the seam to stash my ID, CC, phone, money or whateves. So basically it's like a small fanny pack around my neck😏... and we all know how I feel about fanny packs 👊🙌👏. I love it Deb! Thank so much!
Also wearing my #brycecargopants and a #hamburgdolman .
It’s finally here! #sve2018 Lovely and bright bag from @claire__creations I love it! Thank you so so much! A bit late, shame Royal Mail, but so worth the wait! Thanks @ute_ig and @sanaeishida for organizing this swap! It’s been fun! #2018sve
I'm excited to share my make for my Secret Valentine in the #2018sve - and even more excited to have been connected with my #internationaltwin @azapops - and her name is Amy, too! It was truly a pleasure to make this for her. 😍 So glad she got good pictures because I only got good ones with my friend modeling - and so glad you appreciated my note 😂 Thank you @sanaeishida and @ute_ig for a wonderful experience! I was gifted beautiful things, had the opportunity to make a gift that brought me joy, and made a new friend in the process. Following the hashtag(s) and getting to watch everyone share the love was so uplighting! 💌 🌈⚓✂️🌌💙 VERY fun #MiniStarWars#FPP pattern by @quietplay using #modagrungefabric by @modafabrics and #sparkleandfade by @hoffmanfabrics #sve2018
After an extended tour of the state of PA this gift finally reached its recipient! So glad that it made it to @clay_airr while the warm items are still seasonally appropriate. #2018sve
Here's the hat. #2018sve @welcometoourmess so cute!
After not one or two, but FIVE trips across the state of PA, my SVE gift has arrived! Super warm cowl, hat, sock yarn and some delicious chocolate. Oh and a very sweet card. Thanks so much @sanaeishida and @welcometoourmess #2018sve
Yeah! My #2018sve arrived - it is a very pretty bag with a hand dyed panel (gorgeous!) made by @chiarichiarichiari Unfortunately it took quite a while to reach me but now it has - thank you so much Chiara! I love it! (the zip code was missing which probably caused the delay...)
I am overwhelmed!! Today i found something in our mailbox.... a present... from the United States!! From my #2018sve pal to say thank you, because I forgot to tell my IG-name and she couldn’t find me! (And I had a moment I thought “maybe she don’t like it” 🙄.) Thank you so much, Karen, I love this moon and lavender and your kind words (the sweets disappeared somehow in my 3 year old🤔)!!! @kzstevens Thank you again @ute_ig and @sanaeishida for the SVE!
😃😃😃 I got my #2018sve present!!! Wrapped in such a joyful paper, @kirstyspeich made a lovely utensilo bag for me, with flowers 🌷🌷🌷 also, some nice fabric and buttons (all flowers again ♥️) and some beautiful jewelry... Thank you so much Kirsty, so great to receive a present from someone you don't know! Also thank you again @ute_ig and @sanaeishida for this brilliant idea, I will certainly participate again next year!! #sewersofinstagram#nähenverbindet#nähenistwiezaubernkönnen
Now that I know, that my #2018sve gift arrived safely with the lovely Sindy from @meingewissesetwas , I thought I’d share! I made a #petalpouch with some linen and #cottonandsteel scraps from my stash, a silk jewelry pouch made from leftovers of a refashioned shirt and a little silver sewing machine pendant (using metal from my jewelry making stash 😉). Some fudge from @bermuda_fudge_co and a tiny Bermuda art print had to come along too!
Thank you for organizing this fun exchange @ute_ig and @sanaeishida ! I’ll definitely join again next year!
A beautiful gift from Iris.
Yesterday I received my #2018sve gift all the way from the Netherlands. @irisb222 knitted a cute little bag and made stitch markers for me. Love them. ❤ She also wrote a lovely note encouraging me to start knitting, which I always meant to do but never found the time. Thank you Iris. ------------------ Also many thanks to @ute_ig and @sanaeishida for organizing this year's sve. It's inspiring to see people being creative and nice to each other. Looking forward to next year's sve.
Now that I know my #2018sve gift arrived safely, I can share what I made for my partner and what I received.
@frannemade sent me a wonderful package of treats, autumn leaves, local yarn & other goodies!
I made my partner @pocketsofdurian an #idaclutch (by @kylieandthemachine )using all scraps and a mini zine about self care for activists.
Thanks to @ute_ig and @sanaeishida for organizing this wonderful swap!
My bag in action during my trip to Oslo yesterday to fix my phone screen. Containing my laptop (for the waot while they fix) and a cross-stitching project (for the train trip). I love it Vicki!
Received a darling unexpected gift today from my lovely #2018sve partner! She penned a sweet note, sewed me the cutest dumpling EVER, and included a #riflepaperco notebook!! Thank you so much @d.b.woo 😘 you absolutely made my day!!!
I love love love my new bag and pin! 💛💙💛
Finally I got my sve-present and I am the luckiest person today! 😁 Thank you so much Tanya @faerietan ! 😚 And the lovely card you wrote in German! The fabric is beautifully chosen and, you knew from my description, I love bags! This one especially! 😍
Thanks for the perfect idea and this beautiful exchange to @ute_ig and @sanaeishida ! You made my day!
Thanks so much to Emily @selfassemblyrequired, I love my eye mask and zipper pouch!! I can’t tell you how much I love the saying embroidered on it, funnily enough I was taking to my daughter about the importance of being fearless and trying things out of her comfort zone!!! So wonderful to receive such a lovely gift with a relevant saying!! You have made my week!! I’m sure I’ll have to fight her off for my pouch!!! #2018sve thanks so much for hosting @ute_ig @sanaeishida. Please mark me as happily received!!!
Forgot to show you the mini quilt I made for my #2018SVE swap partner, the lovely @the_stitcher_and_gatherer (whose birthday is today so go wish her a happy one!!!)! I used a pattern from @lovequiltingmag issue 28 (bought one issue years ago and have made multiple projects from it!) and lots of treasured fabric scraps! I loved making this and can't wait for next year's Secret Valentine's Exchange!
My #2018sve arrived yesterday and I finally opened it tonight. My pictures do not do justice to the loveliness of this shawl, which is light, airy, and knitted in a deep eggplant and natural white. I am in awe of the knitting talent that went into this gift and once again so glad to be participating in this event. Thank you, thank you, thank you @brasenia for this beautiful gift. And thank you as always to @ute_ig and @sanaeishida for organizing. Can’t wait for next year!
My #2018sve gift has finally made it over the pond to my partner @marymoondesigns (just a week late - thanks Royal Mail and US Post Office!!), so I can post a picture of what I made! While it was late, I’m so relieved it did finally arrive and that it didn’t get lost!
My #2018sve parcel arrived a few days ago but I’ve been so busy lately and with a small toddler around... anyway!
Here is what the lovely @vd_crafts made for me! She got me pretty well! Plus chocolate! Thank you so much! And again thank you @ute_ig and @sanaeishida for organising!
I’m still waiting if my little parcel has maid it’s way to the other side of the world safe or not!
Dear @sleepless_in_bavaria thank you so much! They came last week, but I’ve been so overwhelmed by childcare madness, I’ve just opened them! They are lovely and I love the project bag xxx #2018sve#2018#february
Thank you so much to @fraeuleinfamos for my beautiful handmade #2018sve gift! I was so excited when this arrived today 🙊 I absolutely love it and you’re very talented! Thank you to @sanaeishida & @ute_ig for organising this years Secret Valentines Exchange - it’s such a fab idea to connect with people all over the world! 💛 🌍