Sunday, 31 August 2014

The Project Bag Swap

I can now show you the Project Bag I was making the other week. 
 It has arrived at it's USA destination - so I won't be spoiling the surprise.
This was part of a Project Bag swap that was organised in the Project Bag Forum on
I love taking part in the swaps
- not just because of what I'll receive -
but of what I can make for someone else and how to find things that I think they will like.

The request was for a bigger project bag and to be preferably zipped as her children quite often knock her project bags around, so she wanted the work in progress to be kept safe.

It is lined with pink - one of her favourite colours
  - and the outside is one of my favourites - the Italics and Cherubs fabric (as I have christened it!).  This fabric is thicker and hopefully more durable.

A nice thick handle long enough to have over the shoulder.

Here's the little extras I added to the parcel...
And here is Heather's daughter beautifully showing off the bag for her mum. 

Isn't she adorable!
Here's hoping the bag gets lots of use.
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Now for the bag I received. 
We had different partners so mine was beautifully created by Karen in the USA.
It arrived in such a pretty box
Sneaky peek ...

And look! 
My fantastic new project bag has cats and sewing machines all over it ...
it's absolutely spot on for me!

And look at the base - it is clear!  Ideal for seeing what's in the project bag!

And these were the goodies inside ...

Lots more Kool Aid for me to dye with! 
I'm like a kid in a sweet shop when it comes to dyeing with Kool Aid
 - I just love the combinations I can create.

And two fat quarters which are perfect for me!

So - a huge thank you to Karen - for my wonderful swap package!
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  1. What a great idea to have a clear base to a project bag. The bag you made was great to. Swaps are great I agree x

  2. I love taking part in the swaps! x

  3. Both the bag you made & the one you received are beautiful!