Thursday, June 28, 2012

June Package Pals - What I Gave Cathy

Yesterday, I shared with you the amazing surprise I received from Cathy, my partner from June Package Pals from C.R.A.F.T.   Today, I'd like to share with you what I sent Cathy.

When she introduced herself to me, I learned that she loves crafts of all sorts.  In fact, I don't think there's a craft she doesn't enjoy!  Her favorite colors are red and yellow and she prefers to crochet rather than knit.  So with this in mind, I decided that I wanted to make her a crafting project bag, regardless of what I put it in.  At Hobby Lobby I found these 3 fabrics.

Aren't these fun?  I love them all.  So I purchased 1/2 yard of each....ready to make the craft bag.  I then decided to focus on her love of crocheting.  Here's what all I sent her.

I gathered 11 of the skeins of yarn that I sun dyed with Kool Aid.  Some are single colored and some are multi colored.  I also included a skein of natural 100% wool yarn (the same yarn I used when sun dying my yarn), 5 packets of Kool-Aid, and printouts of my 2 blog posts that explain how I dyed the yarn.  This way, Cathy can make her own Sun dyed yarn (or she can use the natural yarn as is and drink the Kool Aid).

I did make Cathy a reversible project tote.  I don't know which fabric (bees or "sewing") she would like to have as the lining fabric and which she'd like to have on the outside.

I then secured a small "view" binder and made a cover.  I then found (what I thought) were some amazing crochet (granny square inspired) patterns from Ravelry. I also included some extra plastic sleeves so Cathy can add her own patterns.

I finished it off with a note to her explaining all her goodies.  I sure hope she likes it!

If you are interested in participating in Package Pals, follow C.R.A.F.T..  Jamie has historically hosted Package Pals every other month so she may be doing this for August.  If so, you will be signing up in July.

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