Have you seen all the miniswap frenzy on Instagram? Doesn’t it look fun? All those creative people sharing, swapping their super cute minis. I have been tempted many times… So I finally registered to HRminiswap, received my invitation, posted my inspiration collage and then start reading the swap requirements and rules. Oops! It’s when I realised that HR stand for Heather Ross… and that I did not have any of her fabric… and that my partner liked the Tiger Lily line which was not due to be released until August. I ordered some Tiger Lily and some reprints of the Far Far Away collection, and a bits and pieces.
I worked on a few ideas – paper, pencil, ruler and colouring pens. That was such a long time since I did something like this. Above are the 2 designs I loved most. I was really tempted to go with the version on the bottom right. However, there are so many fun little characters in Heather Ross’ fabric that it would have been a shame not to fussy cut them, so I decided on the other design where the pieces are bigger and more fitting for this kind project.
Being a cat lady, and my partner said she liked the ballerina, the choice of what to fussy cut was obvious!
And tada! Here it is. I liked it, loved it, and had to let it go… with a few goodies.
All of this was, in the end, a lot of fun, no stress and of course, the best part is receiving a mini for myself!
Look at those pretty little princesses! Among the ‘extras’, there was this unique panel by June Herold from Quilt-ish of Cap Cod, Aurofil, Scissors pouch and needles case, and more HR fabric. So a big THANK YOU to my partner, Jean!