(Though I wrote this post before I left, when you all read this, I’ll already have been in DC for a few days. So greetings from DC!)

So I signed up for a swap on Craftster that is Dollar Store themed–that is, participants must spend between five and ten dollars at the dollar store (or the equivalent of such for other countries) and craft at least two items for their partner. Well, my partner was A2JC4life, and here’s what I sent her:

Out of two dishtowels, this bag:


Out of some wedding favors, some ribbon, and scraps from the bag (as well as some stash buttons), these pin cushions:

(The button one also has a fabric bump for pins, it’s just lower in the bucket.)

Out of another of the wedding favors and some more ribbon, a little container for storing small things:


And finally, out of a piece of flour sack cloth, this little patch, which she can sew on whatever she chooses:


Another bit of embroidery! I love it. I was going to sew it into a zipper pouch, but then I realized I would have to use a bunch of non-dollar store stuff, so I just left it as a patch. It’s pretty though. : ) I used a pattern from Jenny Hart’s book “Sublime Stitching”, which I borrowed from the library (I just put the cloth over the pattern and traced it with a disappearing ink pen). I shall have to make myself a zipper pouch with a bit of embroidery.

For more dollar store crafts, the rest of the gallery is here