When we discovered Instagram, we discovered a new phenomenon. Swaps! So far we’ve signed up for three swaps, and today we’re going to tell you about our first completed swap, the handmade scarf swap. This swap was hosted by Sewbon and Sew Caroline.
First we’ll tell you about the scarf we made. We have been seeing the trend of mixing floral and stripes for a while, and since we wanted to make a fashion forward scarf for our partner, we opted for this trend. We used a stretch lace with stripes (leftover from this project) and some floral knit we got from Girl Charlee in a bargain lot. We used this tutorial from Flamingo Toes to create our handmade scarf. These two fabrics togeher, sewn into an infinity scarf, are so dreamy that we had a hard time mailing it off to our partner.
We received a beautiful silky floral scarf from our secret partner. The yellow pom pom trim is so cheery!
There are so many ways to wear this scarf, and it will be fun styling it in the future. This scarf is well made, and we are just delighted with our first completed swap.
Along with the scarf, our partner included some sweet extras. She sent us some hand knit washcloths and a scrubber! We’re not sure how she knew, but we love these type of washcloths. In fact, we have been known to hide these when our denim mini packing Grandma comes to visit because she has discovered how nice they are too! What a sweet partner, very thoughtful and giving. If you want some really nice washcloths, please visit our swap partner’s Etsy shop: www.etsy.com/shop/nancyleeneedlelove
If we could do this handmade scarf swap over, we’d only do one thing different; include some sweet little extras for our partner! All we sent her was a card and the scarf…and we hope she forgives us for the oversight. As first time swappers, we didn’t know the proper protocol. On all swaps, the extras are optional, but sort of expected…and a really nice gesture. We’ll definitely do better for our next swap…coming up soon!