Swappy McSwapperstein

Recently, I've put my name into the hat for a few swaps.  The holiday ornament swap that I did recently was my first, and I really enjoyed it so I figured I'd give a few more a try.  I guess these things have gotten so popular that everyone that wants to participate can't, but so far, I've gotten into the "Spicing Up the Kitchen: A Modern Swap" in which I'll make a few kitchen items for my partner and receive something in exchange. 

It's a blind swap, which means that I don't know who's making something for me and vice versa.  Since it's all so mysterious, you make a mosaic and post it in the Flickr group so that your partner can stalk you and get an idea of what you like.  I put together the following mosaic to represent--not my actual kitchen--but the kitchen / vibe that I've been working towards.

Kitchen Mosaic for
1. Design Sponge 2. Andrew Tye via Bright Bizarre 3. Love Made Me Do It via Apartment Therapy 4. Apartment Therapy 5. Personal Photo 6. House Beautiful via Apartment Therapy

I got my partner's information this week.  I'm not completely sure what exactly I'll be making for her yet, but feeling inspired by the information that I garnered from some short survey questions and a little Flickr stalking (which I can't share, because that might give it away!), I ordered this "Suburbia Vintage Kitchen Works" fabric from Caleb Gray / Robert Kaufman Fabrics to sort of be the star of everything I make. 

Spicing Up the Kitchen Swap

I'm hoping I can find some time this long holiday weekend to do a little more research and formulate some more concrete plans on what exactly I'll be making.



  1. Mandy, again: the fabric is beautiful! where did you get it? i already checked some shops but just found different colors..
    thanks so much for an info,

  2. Hi, Claudia. I bought it from Etsy seller spiceberrycottage: http://www.etsy.com/shop/spiceberrycottage. It also looks like Fat Quarter Shop has it: http://www.fatquartershop.com/store/stores_app/Browse_Item_Details.asp?sid=25311228123442531&Store_id=499&page_id=23&Item_ID=51917&Parent_Ids=.

    Good luck!

  3. This is so fun! I have been thinking about doing a swap too but haven't found a good one yet (maybe you can help me find one :)). I love that fabric, I had seen it before and think it is so cute! I can't wait to see what you come up with!


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