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11 February 2012

Friendship Bag Exchange

Early December last year, I joined in the Friendship Bag Exchange on NNC. For this exchange, participants were required to make a fabric bag no larger than 8" x 8" and fill it with bits and bobs for a crafter. I handed the bag to my exchange partner, Margaret, today during our Stitching Bee so I can finally show it to you.
Anyway, here's the bag I made. I named it the Woven Bag. I'm sure you can understand the reason for that ^.^
This bag is very special to me for I designed it. I did not follow any pattern at all. Instead of embroidery, I decided once again to try something new - Lattice Smocking for the front and back.
For the handles, I made a six strand braid from the same fabric I used for the sides. In actuality, the whole bag except for the lining is made from the same fabric. One side of this fabric is grey and the other side black.
I lined it with Frilly Hearts from the Still by Loralie Harris for Quilting Treasures collection.
For the contents, these are what I included: buttons, bobbin cards with lace and labels, a mini sewing kit, a tape measure, Little House Needleworks' Snow White along with a bobbin of HDF Examplar White Chocolate to stitch it and an apple notepad.
I'm so happy Margaret loves it. Now I can breath easy again and concentrate on my stitching.
On the way home, Bee Ee, one of our members who is kind enough to give me a lift to and from the Bee (Thank you, Bee Ee) gifted me with a sweet little pouch.
I absolutely love the lavender colour and lace she used. The word she stitched on it is "Prosperity" in Chinese. Thank you, again.
Happy Stitching, everyone!

18 comments:

Siobhán said...

Veronica, that bag is amazing!! What wonderful work--and your own design--wow! Great job.

What a sweet little gift from your friend, too!

Anne said...

Oh Veronica! That bag is simply gorgeous! I love the woven part and the inside fabric!! I'm impressed it's your own design! You should start your own bag company!!!

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

I absolutely LOVE that purse!

Christine said...

What a stunning bag! Congrats on a great job!

zarina said...

You are very courageous to do something new for exchanges. I would be freaking out if I were to do it.

butterfly said...

Love your exchange, lovely bag.

Carol said...

How absolutely lovely, Veronica!! I'm amazed that you designed it all by yourself--I'm sure Margaret was so thrilled to receive it :)

Ellen said...

Great bag, you are very creative!

Hugs,

valerie said...

What a beautiful purse and your own design! How creative! I like the two tone color and weaving.

Mouse said...

ooooo love how you have done the bag :) soo very clever ....and nice goodies you filled it with too :)
and your gift is really sweet as well :) love mouse xxxxx

Mangogirl said...

Such a stunning bag! It looks just perfect colours too.

Pumpkin said...

Oh Veronica! That purse is just AMAZING! What detail you put into it. You should definitely be proud of this finish :o)

What a sweet gift from your friend!

Ewa said...

That bag is BEAUTIFUL!

Margaret said...

Wow! You designed such a gorgeous bag! It is amazing! Lucky Margaret! Nice goodies inside as well.

Hazel said...

That is a gorgeous bag! Lovely gift. Have a great IHSW. X

Shelley said...

The bag you made is amazing and beuatiful. Congrats on designing it yourself!!

Meari said...

The bag you made is beautiful, Veronica. Great job!

Sally said...

Oh Veronica!!! The bag is sooooo gorgeous. Great job!! Pity I was not able to attend the Bee (to see and feel the bag).