Monday, May 9, 2011

FO: Goodie Bag Swap

Did everyone have a nice Mother's Day this weekend? My sister and I took my mom out Friday night for pedicures and Mexican food. It was a great night, and now I have green toes!

I finished the bag for my Goodie Bag Swap partner this weekend. My partner has been quiet during the swap, so I just went with my instinct (and her color specifications) to make this bag.

FO: Goodie Bag Swap

I used a free pattern by Artsy Crafty Babe called the Pleated Tote. It's a great pattern, and I think I will definitely have to make one for myself some time soon. It came together in one afternoon. I used a light/medium interfacing, but used two layers of it (fused one to the interior, one to the exterior) to strengthen the bag.

FO: Goodie Bag Swap

I used Quilter's Linen for the exterior (it's a little darker than the photos show), and a Studio E Etchings print for the lining. Angela said on flickr that the lining fabric looks like fireworks. Yes, exactly. Or dandelions. Either way, I love it. As you can see, I also used a piece of Anna Maria Horner's Woodcut from Innocent Crush for the pocket.

FO: Goodie Bag Swap

I also used some AMH for the straps, as well as some Monaluna Mingle. I used a button from the stash, and voila! The bag is complete.

I think the handles are my favorite part. I hope my partner likes the bag, and of course, it will be filled with some goodies, still to be determined. I may have to make one of these little guys to send along.

I'm linking up to Canoe Ridge Creation's Sew Modern Monday today (something new for me!).

{Sew} Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations

9 comments:

  1. pretty bag! i love the bright purple and that coin purse you linked to is adorable.

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  2. Very cute bag! "tote"ally cute!

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  3. That is a nice bag, purple linen is wonderful!

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  4. great bag! Love that it's understated, but has pops of fun in the handles and inside! well done.

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  5. I love the bag.....the solid color with the bright handles - very pretty!!

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  6. Very pretty bag...you chose a great color palette to work with!

    I was actually in WV for Mother's Day. The first I've spent with my mom in more than a decade. The circumstances for the visit weren't the best, but it was a special day to get to share it with her.

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  7. Love the bag! So glad you linked up to {Sew} Modern Monday this week! :)

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  8. What a pretty bag! Lucky partner :)

    My blog - Sew Ray Me

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  9. the bag is so lovely. Lucky swapper

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