Ages and ages ago, I had 56 chatty, excited women sign up for a charm swap. They each contributed 2 yards of fabric in their assigned color, cut into 112 little 5x5 inch squares. In return, they were to get 112 charms in a glorious rainbow. Pretty simple and straight forward, right? It seemed so until the charms started to arrive at the house! That means over 6,270 charms! Yikes! Each day I'd return from work to find a mini-mountain of fabric happiness.
The pressure was on! I had to cut charms for the 20-25 people who bought fabric from the shop! So I cut. And I cut. And then I cut some more. I went through several rotary blades, but I did get there in the end!
Of course, as quickly as I could cut, you guys were sending them in the post!
Until I had a mini rainbow growing on one of the shop shelf!
When the final charm pack arrived, it was time to get sorting. I started with the purples and thought I'd work my way up to pink. 56 charm packs take up a whole lot of space, so I had to extend the kitchen table and spread out. We ate dinner in the living room several nights! There was no way I was cleaning this up for a silly meal!
Until finally I was done! Done! I took out my little bin of fabric ribbons and started to tie up packs. This was my first time using those little fabric cut-offs in any way and I really did like how they added to the feel of the fabric parcel. I'll absolutely do that again in the future!
It took three MASSIVE shopping bags to get all of the parcels into the car and four trips to the local post office (so as not to flood the place with fabric!). Anyway, they're now on their way to their new homes.
I hope you guys are pleased when they arrive. I have loved doing this as there were so many new-to-me swappers. It was great getting to know you all a bit better and fantastic fun picking out fabric with you all. Thank you for playing along!
This is another finish for Leanne's 2013 FAL, making it 5 of 8 finishes! Woo hoo!