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Bugs in Space

I recently participated in Rebecca from Blinking Flights‘ bug swap. She makes these wonderfully creative soft toys and wanted to celebrate creating a PDF pattern for one of them by hosting an international swap. A few of us crafty adventurers signed up to get the pattern early, make one of the little buggles and after being paired up, swap! So fun!!

My partner decided she had too much on her plate and bailed, so I am getting to swap with Rebecca herself. Very cool! Bec lives in Australia, so although I mailed this little guy last week it will probably still take some time for him to make the journey. The Fam and I are leaving early next week for some summerly adventures and much family gathering. I’m hoping when I get back I’ll have a new little friend waiting for me! 

So until I can post pictures of that, here is what I came up with. 


Name: Zaque “Space Man” Bug

Age: 3 or 4 light years

Likes: laser guns and David Bowie

Dislikes: helmet hair and dogs who mistake him for a bone

Remember Your First? Well You Will Now ‘Cause You’ve Won!

Congratulations Stephanie from MooBear Designs! She and her family made a terrific kid’s quilt by upcycling clothes from the whole family and then drawing some of the kid’s favorite things on the back with marker. Rar! The T-Rex is super-cute. What a fun idea.

I’ll be sending a care package full of scraps and stash and who know what else all the way to Australia. Am I the only one who still gets a thrill whenever I send or receive International mail?