craft swap

when i saw that becky of strumpet's crumpets was hosting another craft swap with her friend amber of hoot-n-annie, i eagerly emailed becky and said i wanted to sign up. i was pleasantly surprised to find out a few days later that she was going to be my swap partner! i've followed her blog for a while now, and i really love her creations :) 

it took me a while to think of the craft i wanted to make for her, and i decided to revive an old "Opposite Day" Shop classic with a new twist. i made a smaller log pillow (about 13 inches long, opposed to the original 16-17 inches), which ends up being a perfect size for a neck pillow, and travels much better than my previous logs. becky told me her favorite color is orange, so i picked some fabrics with splashes of orange and added hearts to her pillow. i also sewed orange felt hearts to each end. 

it was a lot of fun to create, and i've decided to make a few for my shop! i'll be sure to update here when they are stocked. 

i was so excited to open my package from becky! along with some sweet goodies (that included a few iphone notepads and a "dexter" notepad, how cool!) she made me the most incredible embroidery piece with my intials! along with using my favorite color, she even used my blog font for the awesome! she definitely did a great job of personalizing her craft for me. i absolutely LOVE it! i'm currently trying to pick the perfect place to hang it in my room :) thank you so much becky!!! you're fantastic!

to see more from the craft swap, be sure to check out the flickr group.

hope you're all having a great week so far. i'm definitely ready for the weekend. but first i'm going to catch up on some orders and giveaway items. busy busy :)

~ steph


  1. i am in LOVE with those log pillows! i see they sold already in your shop <3 cutest thing i've ever seen :)

  2. thanks alycia! i'm hoping to get more up in the shop soon, since i have left over woodgrain fabric. they are fun to make :)

  3. oh wow. that pillow is awesome! :D i really do love it. so pretty. & that embroidery hoop you received is really amazing.

  4. Those log pillows are so cute! I'll definitely have to keep an eye out for them in your store. :)

  5. oh Steph I LOOOOOOOVE it! :) I'm smiling now ps!
    It's sewn so perfectly together and the hearts are so sweet! I love all the fabric you used! :)
    You should totally put these in your shop!!! Seriously do it!
    I love your photos - so good! you make pretty look prettier ;)

  6. thank you so much ladies <3 you all are very sweet.

    i'm really excited to work on a few for the shop...and i might have to make one for myself too ;)

  7. the piece she made you is sooo pretty.. i love that. and such a good idea to use your blog font! i also ADORE your log pillows.. they are sooo so so cute. awesome job, i'm sure she was really happy :)

    hehe and the iphone notepad is pretttttty awesome

    oo and back to cameras.. the more i think about it the more i think i can't get down to 3 after all! i think i NEED to bring my T70 along on my trip. i'll probably be angry at myself if i don't. Maybe i'll leave a pair of shoes behind so i can have it fit hehe i'm glad we're on the same page with that!

  8. Hello, I just wanted to let you know I've given you a Versatile Blogger award!! Check out my blog for the "rules" of this award. :)

    Just Jen

  9. I love those log pillows!! I'll have to bookmark your shop!

  10. i found your blog through beckys! i love love love that pillow...too adorable!