Secret Valentine Exchange 2017

This year I took part in Secret Valentine Exchange. The principle is to exchange handmade presents with someone you don’t know.

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I was randomly assigned a receiver called Regina: she likes geometric prints and she loves reading, apart from being a well experienced knitter.

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I decided to make a mini tote bag for her, just to fit one or two of her beloved books and carry them to the park. Also, a personalized bookmark was in order!

I have used this lovely scrap of viscose, and copied the dimension of a similar mini tote I have. I like that the viscose makes the tote resistent and also quite thin, so she can carry it in the bag and just take it out when she needs it.

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She wrote a lovely email to thank me, and she assures me she loves the fabric and the idea. I’m happy to have made such a personalized present for someone I don’t even know.

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Speaking of awesome things, I have received this amazing mini quilt, crafted for me by @misterandmouse who truly interpreted the space theme! I was emotional when I opened the parcel and discovered someone had thought and made such a beautiful creation especially for me. that’s the beauty of handmade, I guess!

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