Modernista Homemade Swap- Again!

Another swap. I’m addicted. What can I say?? And after this one, even more so!


This round of the Modernista Homemade Swap was for the bedroom. Each round has been for a different room in the house, the dining room, kitchen, sewing room, living room. My partner wanted pillowcases for her main item and a fabric storage box or bowl was her idea for the little item. Her colors were bright and she’s seems to be a bit like me with her love of bright greens and blues! Yea!


So I made the pillowcases. Remember these? You can get the whole French seam pillowcase tutorial here.


Then…. My lovely sponsor and blogging pal, Michele from Michele Made Me, made these exquisite fabric bowls on her blog with a wonderful tutorial (huge round of applause from me right here) to go along with it. As soon as I saw the bowl, I knew I had to make it for my partner!




There’s some machine sewing and some hand sewing. I used to say I don’t hand sew anything. I now stand corrected. I LOVE hand sewing. Why switch after all these years??? I just realized I can take it with me! Hello! Looooove it! (If you watch Dragon Tales, I am sure you can here Weesie singing LOOOOVE it!)


The bowl is super easy to make. You’ve got to try it. Can you tell I like it? I only took a hundred pictures of it! I think everyone is getting one from me for Christmas!🙂 shhhh…. Actually, both of these projects were easy and addictive!

And on to what I received!!


This is one of my favorite pictures from my wedding. And it’s also the picture I gave to my secret partner as a color inspiration board.


I was a bit surprised to open the package! Actually a LOT surprised! Talk about secret! My partner, Graycefulily, didn’t post any progress pictures on the flickr group so I was not expecting this. It’s perfect!


I said I wanted a pillow cover or something for my room. And for my little I needed a little glasses case! Love them both! And I love my little extra goodies too! And now I’m inspired to start working on my husband’s Christmas present quilt that I was supposed to have done by now!


The quilting on my pillow cover is very cool! And I love that she threw in a little hand stitching.

Now you can probably tell why I’m addicted to these things!


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  1. Very nice projects you made – nice you were actually given good ideas of what she wanted. And love the pillow she made you – Very cool!!

  2. Your fabric bowl is really awesome!! Such a great shape and the most beautiful fabric combination. Your pillowcases have reminded me that I want to make some. The gifts you received are wonderful too, the cushion is really beautiful!!!

  3. Yes you are right – green and aquas/blues are definitely ‘my’ colours!! Thank you sooo much!!! I am so lucky you were my partner xx

  4. So fun and exciting to see what she made after you gave her that beach picture. That pillow turned out great!



  1. […] taken a break form swaps this year!) where we made each other pieces for our bedrooms and I got this fantastic pillow. It’s the one in the back. But don’t they go beautifully together? I love […]

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