01 June 2012

ratz swap

I've joined the ratz (rapid and tiny zakka) swap over at flickr which is a follow on from the doll quilt swap I was in earlier this year - doing monthly swaps with small items of a zakka nature !  We get secret partners allocated in the first few days of the month and have to post our items by the last day of the month - just hope I can keep up.

the first month was may and the theme was key fobs - I made two for my secret partner and sent them off on the deadline day yesterday - nothing like leaving things to the last minute !

I did a wrist key fob and also made a little key pocket/wallet based on those old leather numbers that I haven't seen for quite some time.

hope my partner likes them !

Last week I also made a little card holder for my friend Nicky who ordered some mini moo business cards recently.

Nicky is one of the lucky ones attending the fat quarterly retreat in London this weekend so I thought I'd make something to hold her little cards - I kept it a secret and only just got it in the mail in time - thankfully she received it yesterday !

can you tell I'm loving my discovery of snap closures !

I did attempt to do some free motion quilting on the front but wasn't happy with the result so just did straight line quilting instead - I'm thinking I should start with quilting bigger items until I get some practice :)

things have settled down on the home front after nearly a week of birthday celebrations so I'm looking forward to getting some sewing done over the next week - I've only got a couple more weeks in queensland then its back home to the freezing cold and of course back to work - eeeek !

have a great weekend :)


  1. You did such a great job on your little projects! They are so neat and crisp looking!

  2. I love the key fob and pocket - what a great idea! The Moo card holder is wonderful (Nicky is thrilled with it!) - what a lovely thing to do!!

  3. Nicky is thrilled with it!! Been packing all day so haven't blogged about it yet but I am over the moo-n!

  4. Your little zakka gifts are so fabulous!! I'm impressed at your confidence with all those little snaps... I haven't ventured into snaps and zips yet...

  5. I've never participated in any swaps like this. Seems that everyone who does them, and blogs about them, says how they feel in a rush to get something done and in the mail. That has made me a little gun shy. But I do love what you've made. I think the idea of a key fob that holds business cards is GENIUS! As soon as I can get to my sewing machine again - sometime after we move into our new house on June 23 - I want to make some of these. Thanks for the inspiration. You're so good at offering that!


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