Friday, August 3, 2012

do. Good Stitches host swap!

The hosts of the do. Good Stitches circles participated in a fun little swap. My package is still on its way to its new home, and I got mine in the mail this week.

I dropped some (not so) subtle hints that I'd like a bag made from Echino fabric, and Chris/Frecklemama nailed it.
I adore this bag. I immediately loaded it up and threw away my old purse, which had contracted a large and mysterious orange stain. Love the exterior pockets--they're perfect for my phone and keys. Chris used the 241 tote pattern from Noodlehead.


Clever Chris managed to work the Echino selvage into the lining. She sent along some precious fabric scraps too. Thanks so much, Chris! I love my new bag!

I've been wanting to make the Jane market tote pattern after seeing them pop up all over blogland, so I sewed one up for my partner.
. Jane market tote
Great pattern! I'll definitely make more (note to self: teacher gifts!). The pattern doesn't call for any interfacing, but I used Shape Flex after consulting with Kati, who has made tons of these.
 The exterior fabric is from Superbuzzy.

It's a roomy tote. Big enough for 5 boxes of cereal. Sometimes I buy 5 boxes of cereal at one time...

Bella Cathedral Windows pincushion
I also sewed up a Cathedral Windows pincushion (tutorial here) for my partner using some Bella charms that Elizabeth shared with me. I sent it along with some bits of fabric I think she'll like. I hope it doesn't take too long to get to her house!


Unknown said...

I adore Echino too! What an awesome bag. This turned out to be such a fun little swap, dontcha' think?

felicity said...

Wow! What a successful swap! Everything is just gorgeous!

Tracey Jacobsen said...

(oatmeal squares are my favorite!)
Cute bags! Yea for a happy swap!

Jennifer said...

awesome bag - secretly hoping this is coming my way!! :)

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

Great swap idea! Chris is my groups mama and she's great. Her bag for you is gorgeous! and your swap partner will definitely be happy with that tote. I got one in a swap and love it. Yours is beautiful.

Krysta said...

Thanks for stopping by my little blog :)

I really need to make one of those bags. Every single one I see is SO cute! Yours is probably the most cheerful, colorful one yet!

Jenniffier said...

Love your new bag and the one you made is super cute too.

Kirsten said...

The 241 bag is so lovely in the Echino !

**nicke... said...

you are such a lucky duck! and i love your market tote! love it!

Kristie said...

Beautiful bags to give and receive. And the world needs more cereal ;)