For those who don’t know, I’m a member of a craft group called Crafty Foxes. (Coz we’re foxy and we’re crafty, geddit? Ha.) Anyways, one of the things we do to encourage us to branch out and try other crafty things, is to have craft swaps. Every six weeks (or thereabouts) we draw a new theme, everyone who’s interested in taking part registers for it, and then names are drawn out at random to decide who’s making for who. Everyone knows who’s they’re making something for, but no one knows who’s making something for them. Fun! And, of course, it has to be within the theme, just to add a bit more of a challenge to it all.
The last craft swap theme was the $5 challenge. We each had to make something for someone else without spending more than $5, and without using materials from our craft supplies stash. (Except for obvious things that it would be silly to buy again, such as thread and knitting needles.)
I had the lovely Christina for my swap partner, and decided to try out one of the many super awesome tutorials I’ve been finding online. I went to a massive garage sale, and found some pretty brown floral fabric, and some brown cotton drill, which conveniently went quite well together. Then I went hunting through the long (looooong) list of tutorials I’ve booked marked as ones I want to try making.
As soon as I saw this tutorial, the decision was made. Cute, practical, and would work well with the two fabrics I had. (And, of course, I thought Christina might like it.) Perfect!
So, here’s the tutorial I used: http://verypurpleperson.com/2009/10/wallet-tutorial.html
And here’s the results!