So after a post by Ellyn about Shrinky Dinks and a comment I left about wanting to give them a go, she suggested a crafty swap. My slow-as-a-snail post office still hasn't delivered her parcel to me, but hers has arrived and I can finally show what I made a few weeks ago.
I included a bit of everything.
A felt house embroidery (tutorial here). I modified it to add a birdhouse since Ellyn collects birdhouses.
A knitted Double Bump washcloth (pattern here). I used Sirdar Snuggly DK yarn in a deep blue and bought some soap from Lush in Porridge "flavour" to go with it.
A knitted coffee cup sleeve (pattern here) also knitted in some Sirdar Snuggly DK yarn.
A hand stitched felt "I Love Buttons" brooch from Dearfii's pattern.
And since Ellyn has a beautiful new niece, I made up a couple of pink bibs with towelling backing. I had to at least send something sewen!
My very first swap and I loved it! I was nervous picking things out for someone else with no reall idea what they would prefer, but an email from Ellyn says she was happy with everything so yay.