Thursday, 11 October 2012

"Let's Exchange" Black & White Bag

 Remember the pink & white spot fabric I previewed recently?


Well look where it turned up! That's right, in a Black & White bag!!


My partner for the "Let's Exchange" Black & White Bag Swap, was Deb at Frog Cottage Designs. I didn't know Deb before this swap, so it was lovely to make another bloggy friend.
I made Deb the Serendipity Bag, a Janelle Wind design from her book Pieces of Me. I absolutely adored making this bag, and it's a design I would definitely make again.


I chose a light-coloured lining, so it's easy to see things, & for a bit of fun

Peeper centre panel, gathers & side panel
 


For the 'scented tuck-in' I sent Deb some scented candles, which by co-incidence happen to be WHITE
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Today my Black & White Bag has arrived from Deb... wow Deb thanks so much, I love it & it will be well loved & used, not to mention much admired...







Take a look at this stitchery, so fine & beautifully worked.

Love that little bird!



Great lining & a handy pocket...


Deb tucked in a sachet of Hot Chocolate, which I will enjoy soon, as we are forecast to get some cooler weather over the weekend.

Thank You Again Deb for being my partner in this Let's Exchange, and thanks of course
to SwapMama Cheryll for keeping us organised organising everything.

18 comments:

Maria said...

Both great bags you sent and received in the Black and White Exchange...

Cheryll said...

Oh Anthea... you are most welcome! Love both the bags... hard to pick a fav.. and I'm pleased you have a new blogland friend in Deb! :)

Maria said...

Both bags are beautiful!

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Both bags are beautiful. great swapping. hugs

Lin said...

Love both the bags - you are very fortunate ladies

Gill said...

Two fabulous bags!

Quilt Kitty said...

Anthea your bag is wonderful. The pink is such a sweet surprise when you open it up, great idea. I love Deb's black stitchery - another great swap! Tracee xx

Deb R said...

Thanks Anthea for being a great swap partner and my new friend in blogland....glad you loved your bag as much as I love mine!!

Bev C said...

Hello Anthea,

I see what you mean by matching the gift wrapping with the contents. Beautiful bags both given and received.

Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Kate said...

Both bags are quite lovely ... this exchange was a great idea.

Jeanette said...

Both the bags are gorgeous. Hugs,

KAYLEE said...

Both bags are just gorgeous Anthea...

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

Wow, I have not any bag in this exchange this isn't gorgeous and that I wouldn't love to own....what a great exchange! Your bag and Debs are to die for!

Jindi's Cottage said...

The bag you made is gorgeous..love the pink lining surprise...not surprised you plan to make this pattern again...
And wow, the bag you received is fabulous too!...enjoy using your new bag...

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

OMG,,,both bags are amazing Anthea, what a great swap.....

marina said...

both bags are so beautiful!
the black and white is so elegant.

Shari said...

Two great bags! Just can't beat classic black and white. Love the pink lining. A perfect touch.

shez said...

wow ladies you have both excelled,they are both gorgeous,what a fun swap,well done ladies.xx

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