It had been a long day at work and I was about to go buy some chocolates and candy for my pouch swap partner. (I signed up for this pouch swap hosted by Roslyn at Sew Delicious.) That same afternoon I got this pink pouch in the mail. My first thought was I’ve already received all the random items I’d ordered online lately in the mail. Then I noticed the post mark.
I definitely hadn’t ordered anything from Wales! Then I started getting excited because I was pretty sure the package was from my pouch swap partner!
This was my first in-person experience with washi tape. Good stuff!
This chocolate bar made me certain that my package was from Wales. My partner mentions in her post about the pouch that the chocolate is a bit touristy, but since I’ve never been a tourist in Wales I was more than happy to receive it!
This was my first view of the pouch. I love the stitching down the back and found it funny that she chose the same stitch I used on the crochet hook roll I made for my grandmother. This was my first in-person look at linen as well.
And my pouch was filled with even more candy!
I’ve tried 1, 3, 5, and 6 so far and they have all been tasty! I haven’t tried much from Cadbury apart from the creme eggs (which should be coming to stores soon!!) so I’m enjoying some other Cadbury items.
And here’s the front. I love the colors, the buttons, the topstitching, all of it! My partner wrote that she hoped I didn’t mind her using patterned fabric. I’d said in my “about me” blurb that I wasn’t crazy about prints (which was something I only realized as I was writing my “about me” brief for the swap. Not all prints mind you, but I tend to stick more with solids and simple prints. Except when I fall for fabric like this.) But I love the colors of this print and the subtle dots and, most of all, the blue.
I was also introduced to Cath Kidston fabrics (featured on the front panel and the too cute zipper ends), which I’d never heard of before. I probably never would have chosen this fabric for myself, but that’s the fun of this type of exchange. And I also enjoyed reading about my partner’s process on her blog, which I found through the sweet pouch inspiration Pinterest board when I was scrolling through later that evening and recognized the photo of my pouch.
I’m so happy with everything I received and it tickles me to have something someone else made for me in my home. I can’t wait to sign up for another event like this! (I’m sending my pouch to England tomorrow and will post it up on the blog soon.)