Tuesday, May 1, 2012

April Package Pal Reveal-What I Sent

Today is reveal day for April Package Pals hosted by Jamie over at C.R.A.F.T.  My partner this month is Danni from Silo Hill Farm.  If you have not been to her blog, you should drop by.   She does amazing things with mostly recycled items.  She has very clever ideas, ones I certainly would not have thought of.

I learned that  Danni’s favorite color is green and that she like autumn.  I found a piece of striped fabric that I thought had the colors of autumn in it and decided to make a tote bag and a matching sewing kit.  The patterns I used came from the book, “Zakka Style.”  There is a an internet sew along going on making all the projects in the book.  I am making some of them, but not all.


This is a photo of the tote bag, sewing kit and, pin cushion.


This is the front of the bag which shows the zigzag patchwork and quilting.  I used a variegated green thread for the stitching.


This is the back of the tote.  I repeated the quilting decoration here.


I also put the stitching decoration on the inside pocket of the tote.

This is the sewing kit opened up.  It has a large pocket on one side and three little pockets on the other.  I used a pony tail holder for the closure. 

Those of you who read my posts regularly know that my mother died last November.   She was a sewer/crafter for years.  I recently went though a box of her things and found many things that I sent to Danni but did not take pictures of.  There was lace trim, ribbons, a couple of books, a craft punch, etc.  I send a big flat rate box full.  I know that Danni will find wonderful uses for the items.   They should keep her busy for awhile.

Danni and I are becoming great internet friends.  I will be receiving a box from her in a day or two.  I hope that she likes my little projects.

There will be a sign-up the end of May for the June Package Pal exchange.  Participation is limited to the first 100 people to sign up so, if you are interested in joining in the fun, I suggest that you follow C.R.A.F.T.

Linking up to April Package Pal Reveal


  1. What a great package!! I need a portable sewing kit! Thank you for participating in PP :)

  2. I can't imagine anyone not loving awesome and beautiful handmade gifts like those. How sweet of you to give yourself away in that lovely package Loy!

  3. Oh my! My package came today and I l-o-v-e EVERYTHING!!!! I'm writing a post about it! I am the luckiest Package Pal girl ever!! Thank you so much!

  4. The matching sewing kit and pincushion are such a great idea! It's so great that you were able to send her all the other fun sewing things too!


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