Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Once a season swap...Autumn

I joined in Cheryll's  "Once a season swap"  and the theme
this season is AUTUMN
I must admit, I did find this one rather challenging,
as the colours of Autumn are usually the colours
that I avoid crafting with. It's not that I don't like
these colours, its just that I've never thought to try them.

My first thoughts were of Easter, as Easter falls in Autumn
here in Australia, but a closer look at Cheryll's
rules made me realise that I couldn't hide behind
the Easter bunny and had to come up with something
more related to Autumn itself.
I was lost for ideas, but finally came up with
some bits and pieces, and I do hope that
they reflect Autumn for my secret swap partner Fiona

I have just heard that the gifts have been recieved so I can now
share them with you :o)

I took the pattern for this bag from Janelle Wind's
Pieces of Me...

and here is the rest of the package I have sent...

...4 tea towels in autumn tones
2 scented candles (also autumn tones)
some Orange truffles
a fat quater of fabric
and a butterfly

Fiona is also in Cheryll's birthday fat quater club
and I know that she has recently celebrated her
birthday, so why not pop on over HERE and
wish her a fantastic day and also check out all
of her amazing creations too  :oD

Hope you like your gifts Fiona
and thanks again to Cheryll for hosting another
amazing swap!

Thanks for stopping by
Happy crafting!

Peta xoxo


  1. Wow Peta,Fiona said she got a wonderful swap parcel from you and boy she wasnt joking,what wonderful gifts you have sent her,laughed at you hiding behind the easter bunny,yes these swaps take you outside your comfort zone,well done Peta.xx

  2. oh i love the bag the whole package is really sweet i love the plum color tea towel.Kinda funny seeing you use orange in your sewing ,as im sure you HATE orange or is you least fav of colours hahah..

    I love the sweet little butterfly..

    Im looking forward to WINTER! yep winter.Ive even been thinking about winter themed stuff haha..

  3. I think you did really well for someone who thought of themselves as MIA. Great swap gifts and perfect for autumn! Well done Peta! :)

  4. My parcel was just perfect... I love it all ... and the bag is beautiful -

  5. Those t towels are just perfect and I love th etrees on the side of the bag

  6. And you made the Autumn colours look fresh and modern and simply beautiful
    LOVE that bag and that you are getting good use out of hte book

  7. Beautiful gifts,the bag is gorgeous, I am sure Fiona loved them. Lucky lady.