Isn't it fantastic? It was made by Hannah who sent a lovely note saying that it represented a whole series of sewing firsts for her, which you'd never know. I especially love the tutu and the little beads. So do my children - the reason I haven't posted it already is that it disappeared and I have just retrieved it from their room.
For anyone who missed it and is envious, there is another swap planned for the autumn, so watch Ali's blog for details.
I really have been very lucky because also in my post was this:
It is a felted penny mat made by Elizabeth, whose blog is full of really beautiful and inspiring things. As soon as I saw these I really coveted them, and I cheekily wrote to ask if she would consider swapping just one "penny" for something small made by me (not sure how I ever thought I could match the standard). She has very, very kindly sent a whole mat.
It is absolutely beautiful. The colours are lovely, and the embroidery is too.
Just in case it looks as if I'm having everything my own way, this is going off to Nicky today, because she liked the one I made for the ATC. It's tiny mug-rug size.
and here's a tiny glimpse of a Pay-it-Forward gift in progress.