With delays for illnesses and vacations and all kinds of things we are finally able to call this round of miniswap complete. Katrina and Tristan were paired with Caroline who loves puppies, kittens, playing with dolls, etc. We decided for Katie and Tristan to each direct a project where they could help participate. Tristan’s project was a coloring set. I made the bag and sketchbook and the urchins helped with the crayons.

A Pouch of Crayons and Sketchbook

After looking through The Cute Book Katrina decided we should make a kitty for Caroline. We used the basic shapes included in the book but made some adjustments and made a mama cat too. Then we decided to make some toys and other things a la Lyn and include them in an old wooden box that originally held olive oil and balsamic vinegar. So Mama Kitty and her baby have a fish and a mouse as well as a pillow and some milk bottles in case they get tired or thirsty. Mama’s apron comes off for when she’s not chasing Baby Kitty’s messes.

Mama and Baby Cat
Packed Up

We also included a rice pillow that matches Katie’s — fabric choices made entirely by her — and some other purchased things that we thought Caroline might enjoy. Caroline and her mama, Amber, spoiled us and you can see what they sent here, here, and here . Thank you Caroline and Amber, and thanks Molly for another great round of miniswap.


6 Responses to “Mini-Swapped”

  1. 1 kristena April 7, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    What little girl wouldn’t love to receive those in the mail? So cute and thoughtful!

  2. 2 Anina April 7, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    Wow, you guys are great! Caroline is a lucky little girl.

  3. 3 Amy April 7, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    This is the best swap package ever! I love the kitties with their accessories and box.

  4. 4 amandajean April 8, 2008 at 8:04 am

    love that you packaged it all up in a little wooden box.

  5. 5 Giuli April 13, 2008 at 6:25 pm

    My name is Giuliana, I’m a mum of 36, and I live in Italy.
    I’ve taken a look to your blog and here there are lot of intersting things. I’ve seen on Flickr too, you can trade.
    I’m looking desperately for Japanese craft books (felt, sewing and embroidery or whatelse) or magazine (especially Cotton & Paint and similar), japanese fabric.
    I can send anything you want from my coutry, if I’m able to find.
    Do you trade again?
    Happy to hear from you,
    have a nice day!

  6. 6 sheree April 15, 2008 at 1:23 am

    This is such a sweet bundle. You urchins always put together the best swap bundles!

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