May 4, 2008

Toot, toot... (and a swap!)

(latest bag made from a felted jumper)

It's not often I get the opportunity to blow my own horn, but this week has been a pretty good week!  In addition to the two Anchor kits finally making it into the shops (as announced in the previous post, and I've also added the new link in the sidebar), my little toadstool has proved very popular, and has been featured on,

and a mention on a site called Tipnut(which I haven't come across before and is worth a peek!)


(close up of thrifted pillow case lining)

and my eyepatch tutorial also got a mention on Craftzine too, wow!

(I've really changed Betz's original pattern this time round!)

All this interest has got me thinking, what about a TOADSTOOL SWAP?, using the tutorial but personalizing it as much (or as little) as you like?  

(Look, I've been tweaking around with my own pattern already!)

Lets make it official then!, if you'd like to join in, to make and receive a toadstool, send an email to, lucykatecrafts AT talktalk DOT net with the following information,

1.  name
2.  email address
3.  postal address
4.  website/blog details (if you have one)
5.  favorite colours
6.  favorite fabrics

Sign up by Friday 16th May, and I will send out your swap partners information the following Monday, toadstools will need to be made and sent by Friday 13th June, so that gives you over a month sewing time.

In the meantime, I will make up a little toadstool swap widget you can post on your blogs and also start a Flickr group.

(those who have already left a comment before I edited this post, don't worry, if I don't hear from you, I'll email you)

Happy swapping!

34 comments:

ethel and edna's tearoom said...

Fab news that the kits are 'out there'! Well dne you.
Please can I play at toadstool swapping? My Janome is dead at the mo but my old Toyota might just cope with these and I HAVE to do something crafty soon or I'll go doolally :0)

katelnorth said...

very cute toadstool - don't think I really have time to swap at the moment, but I am going to mark the tutorial for one of those days I do have time - whenever that might be, LOL.

Kim Langston said...

I would love to participate in the toadstool swap (depending on how many I would need to make). Saw the tutorial and immediately fell in love.

megan said...

oohh - i'd like to play please!!!
not that i've even started the last swap i signed up for!

x vInTaGe VioLeT x

Miaou said...

I'm in, I'm in! It'll give me an excuse to try out my new sewing machine!!

hippopip said...

Your bags are lovely, beautiful soft colours.I would love to do a mushroom swap if you have enough

Prue said...

Anyone want an Australian made toadstool?! Or to send one to Oz? Then you could say you have a creation in an international collection!

Blossom said...

ohhh oh....pick me!!pick meeeee!!!!!

I'm also in OZ.

Ginger said...

Hi i like to join in to making a Toadstool.From S.Calif. thank you so much for sharing the tutorial awesome job my friend.

Katy said...

Go on then.....like I don't have enough to do....you've twisted my arm, I NEED to do the swap!!!

(fab bags btw and well done on all the toadstool blog love!!!)

chrissnow said...

Love the bag. Count me in for a mushroom swap.

Erna said...

I'd like to join if overseas shipping is no problem..?
xx

Claudia said...

Congrats for all the attention. I think you deserve it. Your ideas and production are really good.

knitsational said...

That owl is so cute and the bag i beautiful!

knitsational said...

That owl is so cute and the bag i beautiful!

mkjn said...

I'm in! I would love to take part in the swap. Great!

Karin said...

yay, swap! i'd love to take part too, but i'm in sweden so i don't know whether that's ok?

lucykate crafts... said...

karin, not a problem being in sweden, all are welcome! but i do hope you check back to see this, your blogger profile isn't accessible so i have no way of contacting you, can you email me instead?

dottycookie said...

That's such a sweet idea! I wish I could join in but I am just a tad overcommitted at the moment! Have fun with it, and congrats on your well deserved mentions.

pasiakowa said...

Wow! Thanks for sharing the idea of the toadstool! :) Great it is such a popular little thing - congratulations! :)

I also would like to join in the swap - I'm going to write an email now :)

SewToBed said...

I'm thinking about signing up for your swap but I've been working on my own toadstool/mushroom designs for a while now so could I use one of those and not follow your tut??

If that's OK can you let me know and I'll send the required info.

muffin said...

This is 'sad'. I remember that lining fabric you used the first time ie when it was a pillowslip. I probably still use them occasionally when I get that far down the pile!

amy said...

Hello, I just came across your blog and love this tutorial. I will definitely sign up for this swap as I have a love for all things woodland (am currently working on some leaf and acorn designs).

melissa s. said...

these are so adorable. i'd love to participate in the swap!

louise said...

i would love to sign up for the swap - thank you for organising this!

Melissa said...

I want to join in too. Cute toadstools. I'm off to email you my info now. Thanks for hosting and creating such a cute project.


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Susan said...

Cute swap! Would love to join in.

Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

OOOOH! Too much fun. I am sending you my info right now! Hugs.

Lesley said...

You wouldn't believe how long I've deliberated over this!!!

I've decided to say yes please, I'll play! Could be just what I need to get me sewing again :)

Sending my details right now...

xxxx

Dyan said...

I'd love to play along too, just sent you my details.
Dy

SweetMoxie said...

Wow what adorable toadstools. I'm bummed I missed this swap but look forward to seeing what everyone makes. If you need an alternate let me know. :)

Angelique

Stephanie Pettengell said...

Sorry I missed joining in with the swap, love the toadstools. This is the first time I have visited your blog, It's great here, I will be calling again. Thanks

Rachael Rabbit said...

I'm very sad to have missed this - but I'm very glad to have found your blog (I came through Flower Childe Cottage) I'll be back ;-)

SewAmy said...

Oh Shot, I am too late for the toadstool swap. this would have been so fun. Please have another one , oneday.