I love fabric swaps, especially charm swaps (5″ squares for the uninitiated).  For a relatively small outlay, you get a huge range of what are effectively good sized scraps that you can then use in a variety of projects.  I have been particularly addicted to rainbow charm swaps, so when Emily said she was running a Somewhere Over The Rainbow charm swap, I jumped right in.  To both rounds…

For round 1 I got red and chose a red dot, Montage by Michele D’Amore for Benartex:

For round 2 I got purple, and chose this Lunch Box print from Michael Miller.  I’d originally planned for another purple, but I couldn’t find it in Mandors where I’d got it before Christmas :o/

These are now chopped up and packaged up ready to be posted off to Emily.

I’ve also just received the charms from the Spoonflower I Spy Swap that the girls at Crafterhours organised.  It took a good bit longer than a regular fabric swap, since Spoonflower print your fabric to order, and there were a couple of printing errors that required reprints.  56 of us each chose 2 prints, and they were all sent to US addresses, meaning the 6 of us internationals had a buddy to cut for us.  Elizabeth was kind enough to be my buddy :o)  Anyway, here they all are spread out, 112 different charms:

They are now all rather anally arranged by a whole bunch of categories with as wild subjects as ‘cartoon foods’ and ‘childlike animals’.  It will make it easier on me though the next time I need a scrap for something :o)

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