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July 21, 2012


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what a fabulous idea! you both are winners with this transaction! the necklace suits you absolutely! have a marvelous vacation! looking forward to your anecdotes and pictures!!!


Fab fab post, lovely to read.
I've done craft swaps through Mumsnet a couple of times - it's so exciting getting a lovely handmade gift in the post, and I miss it.

Your bag is on my list of things to make - any chance you could add a word or two to the tutorial about adding a lining? The thought terrifies me!

Have a great holiday x

Bari Jo

This was such a fun post! I think your bag is beautiful! And the necklace is too - it looks lovely on you! I like the length, etc. I love the little flowers, too! What a sweet, fun surprise! Thank you for sharing about her - I am looking forward to checking out her blog/etsy shop and dreaming! :O) Have a fun trip!


Ohhh, lucky you to have such a pretty necklace that is so totally you! And the bag!! Oooooo, the bag is breathtaking! I love love love the liner with the perky dotted lace! Would you be kind enough to share some tips on creating and sewing a liner to a crocheted bag?

Your blog is a gem - so full of warmth and cheer, and you're so generous to share your life, crafts and recipes with us readers! :)

Angela-Southern U.S.A.

They're both very lovely!Isn't the web wonderful, connecting people!Have a fab time away :)

Lynne Gill

Hardly worth putting a comment as you will have gone to sleep after reading all the others! (Not out of boredom, I hasten to add!!)

But couldn't let it go by without saying how beautiful your necklace and earrings are, so very very covertable! And the bag you made is gorgeous too - two very satisfied customers! Cathy (Potter Jotter) did a similar when I commissioned some pieces for my Kiwi family and we did part-exchange with one of my beach hut cushions which she in turn had been covetting! What goes around comes around, I think it is a super way of working out a transaction to the satisfaction of all concerned! Have a lovely holiday - the weather seems to be favouring you!


i really like your craftsmanship specially the bag. The design is simple but it is looks elegant.


I love the bag you made...Amazing! The necklace is so pretty. I really enjoy reading your lovely words. I felt like I was receiving the necklace!! I think you blog is lovely and I nominated you for a One Lovely Blog award...stop and see! Happy Monday

Sarah west mids uk

Dear Lucy what a wonderful story! The necklace and bag are beautiful
and very personal to you both. I to have enjoyed the articles on the sheds in CL. Seeing your bag design in different colours and and with a different trim
is amazing. CL should be doing an article on you! When the series finishes on ladies and their sheds how about Ladies and their attic creative spaces.
Enjoy the seaside with your family.xx


handmade really is the best....the thought behind a handmade gift is only surpassed by the beauty of the gift itself.


What a fun creative swap! Her bag looks fantastic, I'm sure she loved it as much as you loved the necklace she made for you! Have fun in Dorset!


Everything is so beautiful....your bag....the necklace. What a wonderful swap! Have a fabulous holiday wearing your little piece of heaven!


I've been reading your blog for a very long while, and I have never comented. This will be my first!
I absolutelly adored thisn post. I believe that creative minds always come toghether one time or another!
This was a delight!
I loved the necklace. So beautiful, simple and lovely!
And I loved the colour combination you created to replicate the sea!
Just one last thing: I started recently a baby blanket usind you neat ripple patern! Thank you so very much for sharing your wisdom with the rest of the world! :)


Adore your bag!! It is stunning, love the lining. I was wondering if, at some stage, you would be think about doing a photo tutorial on making the lining for this bag? I have made the bag but struggled so much with the lining...I would be soooooooooo grateful if you would do a tutorial on how to cut and sew the lining in. please? with a cherry on top?

The sea glass necklace is just too beautiful for words too, what a lovely swap!i think it is a great idea too!


That necklace is GORGEOUS! I may have to order one. I read that article with interest too, Emma is a hugely talented woman. Your bag is lovely too, made with such thought and care. Have a fab holiday! xx


What a wonderful swap! The bag and the necklace are both amazing.


my goodness lucy i have chills reading this. do you know how talented and completely beautiful you are? i love seeing your new necklace on you. i love your bag, all the details, so super charming. and i love most the idea of a trade, making something with love and hope and anticipation for another in mind. have a wonderful time at your shore, i'll be thinking of this as i walk along mine (and waving to you too!) xxx lori


wow that is beautiful Lucy and I love the jewerly she sent you. I will definitely check her out :) I also awarded you :)


I'm Canadian and quite famliar with the US magazine Country Living. I recently found the UK version for sale in my local grocery store and picked up the July issue. I loved it so I will definitely be looking for it again, and I too liked the Women and their Shed's feature.


Wonderful work by you both, stunning creations..

Enjoy your week by the seashore.


What a gorgeous necklace - I love the sea glass. You are a very lucky lady,it's lovely that it was all a creative swap, too. I will be heading to Emma's blog & etsy shop this evening!!


Great idea for a creative swap. The bag you made Lucy is gorgeous. The colours are really Summery, perfect for this warm weather we forecasted. The necklace Emma made you really suits you. Hope you enjoy your holiday in Dorset and I look forwarding to hearing all about it when you get back.


how very nice. i have to go run and read marcel mauss. this is perfect, and, per monsieur mauss, actually keeps the love going round for all of us.


Taciana Simmons

Hi Lucy, I noticed that you don't post any awards on your blog...but I have a little surprise for you...go check it out on my blog :) I still want you to know I really enjoy your blog!


What perfect swaps (I've just swapped a painting for a piano!) Swapping is great..

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