I have recently discovered the big world of swapping on Flickr. It is highly addicting! I received this amazing Triple-Zip pouch with the accompanying goodies from Terry at http://withacupandasword.com/ I love how she added embroidery detail to pretty gray floral fabric!
Look how perfectly the pouch goes with my new sewing basket. I joined two other swaps and I am frantically trying to make the goodies for them.
My partner for the Friendship bag swap is getting this bag
along with this needle book I made and goodies.
Here is the inside
I am also participating in another swap where we were to make a drawstring bag to fill with fabric scraps and sweets. I am loving these flower embroideries! Here is the link to the tutorial we are using http://www.incolororder.com/2011/10/lined-drawstring-bag-tutorial.html The instructions were great and easy to follow. These bags can be made quite quickly if you don't make an embroidered panel! I think I will make some for Easter for my niece and nephew and fill with goodies. A trip to our local chocolate factory will be required!
I used Bonnie and Camille's Scrumptious fabric except for the lining.
I also whipped up a needle book to go in this bag. I looked at a couple of tutorials and did my own versions.
I put pockets in them and used elastic hairbands with buttons for closures.
I think I am going to whip up a pin cushion out of some of my scraps for this bag.
Have you all seen this quilt? It is called Journey of a Quilter and I have been obsessing about it for a few months as I have watched Kathy of http://www.kathysquilts.blogspot.ca/ working on it as part of her Slow Sunday Stitching. I contacted the Australian designer and could not find the pattern for sale here in the U.S. Then guess what is going to be a BOM for http://www.thematerialgirlsquilts.blogspot.com/2014/03/new-classes-and-fun-new-things-at-shop.html It is fairly expensive and I really should not join, but I am planning on signing up tomorrow! I did already inquire and they will just sell me the pattern, but these cute modern fabrics are very appealing to me!
Anyone else interested in joining me?