Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Covert Robin Linkup

Earlier this year I made the decision that I wanted to do more with this blog rather than just writing about things that I am quilting currently and decided that I wanted to join in on blog hops and swaps. My first experience with swapping was the Covert Robin and it has proven to be a very great experience for me, not only did I get to start following a bunch of great craters but I got to make some fun items for a lady that I have never met but now feel like I know. I made gifts for Tami over at Upon getting my assignment I went and read all her blog posts ang other things that she has on her blog -- like her bucket list which is where I got much of my inspiration for her items but I didn't have a clear idea as to what i wanted to send to her until I went on Pinterest and plundered her boards to see things that she liked and wanted. I took from her pinterest that Tami does not crochet but she likes things that are so I got my inspiration from one of her pins.I have been crocheting a while and my little critters generally get good reception from everyone so I decided that I would make her a critter that I had not made before that she appeared to like -- an owlie in her favorite color (red). Now simply crocheted he didn't look right to me so I added the felt.
Now being a good partner I decided that this was not the only thing that I wanted to send Tami so I drew inspiration again from her favorite color and raided my scrap fabrics. I found some lovely red hear fabric and blue and red floral fabric. I put together a mug rug (for her love of tea) and decided I would free motion stitch a paraphrase of her life motto. -- mine reads "you never know until you try". I added the button to tie it all together with that background fabric.
I put in a few goodies and Westward it went. Here's another photo of Tami's package
She loves puzzles, chocolate and nail polish and obviously the color red --- I hope she loves the items as much as I loved putting them all together for her.

Now on to my goodies --- I was partnered up with Kayla at She Nailed it with all my owlie and colorful goodies. I did have a mishap with the shipping and my pot was broken when it arrived but the hubby fixed it up and it needs a little touch up work. (I do not think this has to do with Kayla -- our postal worker is not very careful with packages and this has been addressed.)

The wrist strap and coasters come from her Etsy shop and will be a great addition to my crafting space. 

I so look forward to swaps in the future and want to thank the hosts for doing such a great job. 

Happy quilting everyone. 


  1. Love your owl he is so cute! Your received package looks fun! I love fun stuff!

  2. Your gifts are soo cute..and the ones you received are bright and cheery. This has been fun!!

  3. Katie, you are so talented. And positively fearless! LOVE the FMQ!!!

  4. I am glad you liked the gifts! I am sorry the postal worker broke the pot :(
    By the way I was told by someone I made a set of those coasters for that they dent floors if they fall!

  5. Great swap! I love blogging, but the real fun is in making connections with other bloggers.
    The Traveling Stash box is all taped up and ready to go to the next blogger. Stop by my blog if you are interested.