I Heart the 80’s Swap

I just realized I never blogged about the 80’s swap I participated in. Since I am packing to move this month, it’s a good time to catch up on past projects.

The “I Heart the 80’s” Modern Sewing Swap was pretty much MADE for me.  I am a huge fanatic for 80’s pop culture and the second I heard about sign ups, I joined.  The best part was that my secret partner ended up being one of my “Bee Happy” buddies, Natalie.

The first item I made her was this pillow:

Save Ferris Pillow

I knew Natalie liked 80’s movies like “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” and I was really eager to try my hand at making arcade/Atari letters.  I am really pleased with how it turned out, but now I’m worried that there are too many ideas going on in one pillow.  I guess you can think of it of the nexus of all things ’80’s (movies, arcade games, and rainbows).

Save Ferris Pillow

It was a ton of teeny tiny piecing.  Each of those strips are 1/2″ wide.

I also added on some friendship pins…

and some totally rad buttons.

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The second item I made was a little embroidery hoop art for her wall:

That’s a wooden embroidery hoop wrapped in pink ribbon.

Here was my original sketch I drew.  That’s Red Fraggle, in case you aren’t familar with the show.  Also, if you aren’t familiar with “Fraggle Rock”, that is a crying shame and I order you to go watch it right now!

SO many awesome projects were created for the “I Heart the 80’s” swap.  Take a trip down memory lane and check out everyone else’s creations here.

I’m linking up with TGIFF over at Missy Mac Creations this week.  Stop on by!

7 thoughts on “I Heart the 80’s Swap

  1. Awesome! What a fabulous idea for a swap. Gutted I missed it. Really, really loving the items you made. All the little details are precious. The friendship pins made me laugh. Ahh… memories. Hope you got something extra special back because you deserve it after sending off those goodies!

    Thanks for linking up to TGIFF. 🙂

  2. I love them both, my first ever vinyl was the single of Fraggle Rock, I was a huge fan, how embarassing, ha, ha!! That is some great embroidery, I’m really impressed with how real/lifelike it looks. Angela

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