This is late on sooo many levels! Oh well!
First, I participated in the Accessory Bag Swap with Nicole from BC Canada, who has a blog, but I was unable to find out what it is.
These are the lovely gifts she sent me! I love them! In my perfect favourite blue colours, there were 2 bags! Perfectly crafted! And, they were stuffed full! I'm going to use them for my applique stuff when we travel!
That cute little bundle had 8 different fabrics, and with my cutting for the HSTs, I cut too many, so I made 2 of these, you have seen them previously. Then I got a brain wave to make a complicated (at 9 pm, I thought it was going to be easy!) border which ended up using ALOT of the fabric I had left. I was able to piece enough together to make these cute borders. The dark red inner border was fabric I had to add.
There are yoyo flowers with cute little white buttons (sorry Nicole, if I used the buttons you gifted me, they wouldn't show!) and green ric rac for the flower stems.
This is what I sent her! She left colour and fabric preferences to me....
Then one bright sunny Saturday morning, there were a group of fabrics on my cutting table. The Light Bulb went on! I just went with the flow and what the fabric invited me to do! So I made my own fabric with narrow strips.
I wanted to share the shoulder strap for the hand bag. I had a plain twill tape when I bought some Christmas fabric from Moda. Plain kahki colour. But I wanted something to match, but no more fabric to make a strap... I had a brain wave to find an embroidery stitch on my machine and then embroidered the strap! Looks like I paid to get that doesn't it?
Gotta get to work!
Take care, Leslie