Thursday, 5 February 2015

Better Late Than Never...

These days I don't do a lot of swaps or groups, but one I do love to be part of is
The Fat Quarter Birthday Club. Last year each of us were assigned to make a 'special gift' for one other lady on her birthday, & my gift was made for Sisbabe, whose birthday is in December.
This is my teaser pic from back in November...
Somehow or other, I forgot to take pics of what I sent to Sisbabe, but I do have a form of back-up...
You see, I love the fabric so much that I made two very similar bags - so I could keep one for myself!
And everyone knows that sometimes when cutting lots of pieces, it's not hard to cut a few more while you're at it, huh?! (Don't tell me you've never done that!)

For Sisbabe, I made her a Lynn Briggs design 'Glad Bag', with a co-ordinating skinny pincushion & needlebook. I didn't make my bag identical to Sisbabe's, but they are very similar.
 A drawcord goes through the white channels near the top of the bag.
The front & back outer pockets are secured with magnetic snaps.
(I don't mind bragging that I'm very good at doing those snaps!)
 A light-coloured lining makes it easy to find things... plus there's two inner pockets for small items.

Sisbabe hasn't blogged about her gifts yet, so I hope she doesn't mind me sharing these pics of what I made for myself after I made hers!

20 comments:

shez said...

what a lovely gift to give,well done Anthea xx

Christine M said...

Your bag is lovely, Anthea. Great fabric!

Sisbabestitches said...

Oh thank God one of has blogged about it! LOL You know I adore this pressie, and brag away as much as you like about those snaps, I was and am mighty impressed with them :)
I am hoping to catch up with all my extremely tardy swappy posts from last year, it will happen (please)...in the meantime I am immensely happy for anyone to take the situation in hand themselves ;)
So glad you love your version too :)

Ondrea said...

Oh my! That bag is so lovely and good to see a light lining so one can find things easily. I wish all handbags would be like that. Clever girl.

marina said...

gorgeous gift Anthea, I am sure Sisbabe, loved it.
great you got one too!

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

Gorgeous Bag! Good idea to make one for yourself too. Love the red and all the pockets and smart to use the light color inside!

kiwikid said...

Beautiful bag...love the lining and little extras! Good you did one for you...I usually cut one thing at a time find I muck up less that way and to be honest cutting is not my most fav activity!!
xx

Lin said...

Great gift to yourself and to Sisbabe. xx

Melody said...

I love your gift - very beautiful

Michelle Ridgway said...

Very cute bag...love it!

Raewyn said...

Great idea to do the double cutting - it's a very sweet bag - great gifting!

Anne Heidi said...

Such a cute bag! Love the fabrics :-)

Cheryl said...

Such a gorgeous bag Anthea

sunny said...

Job well done, my friend. Yes, if you're cutting one, you might as well cut two.

Fiona said...

lovely bag....
Hugz

Susan said...

Love the fabrics - it looks great.

Dawn said...

Perfect fabrics for someone who sews. Nice design too, she should be very happy with such a nice present.

Maria said...

Love that bag...

See you tomorrow?.

gracie said...

What a great looking bag.

Katherine said...

Gorgeous bag and accessories!

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