Guest: My swap gift maker–Deanna!

Hello Crinkle Dreams readers!  My name is Deanna and I am guest posting here today because I was Teresa’s secret swap partner in the Covert Robin swap organized by Imagine Gnats.

I blog over at Little D and Me, mostly about my sewing and quilting adventures. I mainly focus on making kids clothes to sell at markets and in my etsy shop, but I also love trying out new quilty type things.

When I found out that Teresa was my partner, I went over to her blog and checked her posts and her about me section.  There I found her other blog which also helped me to figure out what to make her. Lucky for me, she also had her Pinterest link on the side, so I checked that out too to find out more of Teresa’s style.

I found a couple hexie projects on her quilt board and so I thought I would make her something with hexies.

I also found out that she had been to Vietnam to work in an orphanage and that he was hoping to go back sometime.  That led me to the idea of a hexie pouch!  That way, she could stay organized while traveling and have something pretty to do it with.

I chose to go with bright colours and to use a pouch pattern that she had also pinned.

I added some hand stitching to the pouch to personalize it for her.


Hexies are a lot of fun to make and are so addicting!

In progress playmat for my daughter.

I used the tutorial by Thimble Blossoms when I began making hexies.

I did not buy templates but rather printed off my own on cardstock.  I am still using the original hexies I printed off, so they are definitely sturdy enough.  You can get a printable here.
All you need to get started then are the templates, thread, scissors, needle, and some scraps.
Many of my scraps came from swaps – gotta love swaps!
I also added a fun and happy bunting to the package as I thought that maybe when she goes back to Vietnam, she would like to hang up some things from home and small, light things are easier to pack.
Thanks so much for having me today Teresa!  I am glad you enjoyed the swap.

3 thoughts on “Guest: My swap gift maker–Deanna!”

  1. Those are great! And the hexies, I’m in love with them. It reminded me that i have a very frail in-progress hex quilt in the attic that I was handed down from my great aunt that HER mother or grandmother had made. I’m terrified to touch it but she wants me to finish it!

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