Of course we decided all of this back in the Spring, and it was the Wednesday before the weekend that I actually finished it! Mostly because I decided to do lots of handwork. The swap was a a secret one, so we knew who we were making for, but not who was making for us - well, one person had worked it out - witchcraft! My partner loves Liberty and Alison Glass - I can't cater to Liberty as I have none, but Alison Glass I can do!
I have long looked at the Stitched fabric from Alison Glass and dreamed of embroidering it. So I did. And it was such fun. I love the result and a hoop of this has been added to the WIP list - and I'll be keeping that one!
For the reverse I decided on Alison Glass hexagons. I had a bit of a whoopsie with this. I ended up stitching them together in a rainbow but long and thin rather than the short and stumpy that I needed. The seam ripper came out. It's sad how easy it is to take apart hand sewing with a seam ripper.... in order to ensure minimal seam ripping, the rainbow isn't quite as good as I had planned. But I'm still pleased with the overall effect.
And here are all the pouches together after we'd opened our packages (front and back views)
And my pouch, made for me by the lovely Jules!
This is a Finish Along finish, You can find my original list here.