super swap

Anna and I decided to do a little candy and fabric swap. Anna, a Londoner, was itching for some number fabric and some Butterfingers, and I have always pined for some Liberty fabric, and, well, you know me and candy from other places. I received the beautifully wrapped package today. Here’s the candy!

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I’ve already sampled one of the milk chocolate caramel biscuit bars and one of the round red foil things (it’s a chocolate-covered marshmallow with biscuit!). YUM.
And the gorgeous Liberty fabric:
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The piece in the upper left-hand corner is corduroy! Peter thinks I should make the upper right-hand piece into a kerchief. The cotton is so buttery soft that you’d think it was silk.
And the icing on the cake? These two handcrafted pieces from Anna:
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On the left is a little felted lamb. It has a brilliant little beaded chain attached to it, so I can carry it with me all over Portland. On the right is a delicate pin cushion made with various pieces of Liberty fabrics! I guess I should have removed the ribbon so you could see the pieces more clearly. On the bottom of the photo you can barely see a piece of double-sided felt rick rack. Genius!

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6 Responses to super swap

  1. carolyn says:

    super cool, dude. y’all would be making me really jealous if i actually had any interest in exchanging shit with other people. but you know i’m way too selfish for that!! :)

  2. Anna says:

    The felt rick rack actually came from Ikea’s Christmas decoration centre! I snuck it into the cart when we were shopping for office lamps.

  3. Daphne says:

    Excellent! Hey, did I find the Candy Blog through you? Here it is if you haven’t seen it before: http://feeds.feedburner.com/CandyBlog
    Well, that’s the feedburner RSS feed, I can’t find the URL at the moment.

  4. Julie says:

    Oooh, you’re giving me candy flashbacks from my trip to London. Is that a Mint Aero I spy? Those things are awesome… Also, when you get an ice cream cone there they often have ones with a mini Flake bar stuck in it. I used to love getting the Cadbury Fruit & Nut (chocolate) bars from the vending machines in the tube stations. You can get them here, but only a huuuuge version that is way too much for me.
    Enjoy!

  5. Lana says:

    Beautiful fabric!!! ^_^ Lot’s of sewing ahead of you!!! hehe

  6. Kay says:

    OK yer killin’ me with the great mail.
    If you see fabric with LETTERS on it, email a link, wouldja? Redecorating daughter’s room with a letters and words theme, very loose as themes go as we don’t want to redecorate between ages 9 and 18. She’ll just add ‘patina’. xoxo Kay

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