Sunday 30 June 2013

My Secret Tote Bag Swap,

This is a first for me, I signed up to participate in a blog swap, I like making fabric bags and boxes and use them for all sorts of things. My most used is a large tote with 2 exterior and 1 interior pockets, I use this to hold my current project and all the bits and bobs that I need. At the moment it contains a stack of 5" Charms, 2 yards of Kona white, thread, ruler, rotating cutting mat and rotary cutter, a tin of 4 wound bobbins and a pair of snips.also about 20 sewn blocks.

I made a copy of this to send to my swap partner and put a few extra goodies inside, after all we all like goodies don't we?

Now much as I enjoy blogging and reading blogs I am not very handy with a computer, in fact I am convinced that when I log on all the programs have a little chuckle as they decide which one is going to
addle my brains this time.

Any how I took photo's and my camera and computer between them deleted most or sent them out on free fall in the ether. Here is what I was left with.

I now have to figure out how to link this post to the group site, I will be looking for help on the net, wish me luck. While I am at it I want to get a flicker button on the blog, first I have to find one.

I have sent this off and can only hope that my partner can get as much use from it as I get from mine.

The straps go right round the bag in one piece, this gives it strength, I have had a king sized quilt top in mine as well as all the kit and it can get quite heavy, for that reason the straps are long enough to go over the shoulder.

In fact while I was making this I ran two more up for myself, there are often times when I have more than one WIP and hopefully this will help me regain some control.

The fabrics are from my stash, the 3 fat quarters that I included came from Shan's Fabrics in Sunny Hunny, the binding clips were just sitting in my bookcase, I have a tin holding over 100 that i use all the time, and the fancy pins and tin were free with something.

I believe that there is to be another round of this and will join in again, it was fun.

Reasons to be grateful.

1. A project made with love winging it's way across the world.

2. The glorious sunshine this morning.

3. The flower spires of foxgloves scattered through my garden.

4. The scents and sounds of the wild garden

5. New potatoes from a pot in my garden, swathed in a garland of mint with a light glaze of butter.

                               TTFN    Pam


  1. I am sure whoever gets your bag will be thrilled with it Pam, there are some lovely things!

    1. i hope so, I certainly like the bag that I received, and the extras.

  2. Lucky swap partner, the bag is fabulous and I love the far quarters you've included. What a great find on your previous post, it looks a good sturdy sewing machine.

    1. It is a lovely little machine, I had the toyota on the table sewing today and it is a perfect height, so a double whammy.

  3. Woops.......or even Fat quarters. x

  4. I'm sure that your swap partner will enjoy her parcel as much as you've enjoyed yours. It's a lovely bag

  5. Thank you Kim, it was fun to make as well.


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