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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Snickerdoodle Dreams,I love bags swap.


I recently participated in a bag swap. We had a month to make and send the bag. After looking through my magazines I decided to make the bag from Australian Homespun No. 17 (Vol 4.3) which is a couple of years old. I made this bag for myself in the style which was in the magazine which was a "Sashiko" Shoulder Bag. I made no actual changes to the style of the bag but this one is reversible. Heather who is my swap partner requested a bag in pinkand purple so I raided my stash and came up with lots. I also included a little "Tilda" style make up bag that I had made previously.
This is one side of the bag with a Spring scene which is machine embroidered from Brother Card No. 55

The other side with more machine embroidery from the same card.

This is the inside/outside depending which way Heather wants to use it. This I appliqued and button hole stitched lots of flowers,hexagons and some machine embroidered bee's and ladybirds. These designs are from Cactus Punch "Garden Grannie"

And this is the other side. The handles are tied in a knot. This is a great bag pattern and very easy to make up. I thoroughly enjoyed making this bag for Heather. In the end I was really tempted to keep it for myself. Enjoy Heather. A special thank-you to Darlene who organised this swap. Have you checked out the latest edition of Australian Homespun? There is a gorgeous cushion designed by Darlene and Heather. The cushion even made the front cover of the magazine. How special is that!!!
Happy days.
Bev C


Lauren Colless said...

Hi Bev thanks for visiting my blog! I've hit follow on yours as well, I want to come back and look more closely at those gorgeous bags once my 3 year old is in bed!!! Happy sewing! xx

Chookyblue...... said...

lovely bag....

Heather said...

Hi Bev, I am glad that you did post the bag as it is fantastic. I will hide it from my daughter ( she is in her 2nd year at University) as she "borrows" a lot of my things!! I will have to dig out that magazine - if I have it and try to make it in the Sashiko; something I have been wanting to try. Have a great day, Heather

Roseanne said...

Your bag look lovely.I do like making bags. By the way I have a giveaway on my blog so come have a look.