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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Anywhere Bag, Goodie Swap 2011 & More!

How the heck have you been?

I have been crazy busy
putting in a lot of hours at the office.
Canning tomatoes.
Canning tomato juice.
Canning salsa.
And today, I'm canning spaghetti sauce.
It was a great year for tomatoes in the Smith house.

BUT... in between all of this,
I still found time to get some sewing in.

Like this amazing bag from my friend, Melissa.
If you are interested in purchasing the pattern for this,
you can find it here 
I can promise that you will love it just as much as I do.
This is the second time I've made this bag.
I think this one would be perfect for a teenage girl.

Here's a close up of the ribbon

And the fabulously lined inside with a pocket to boot!

Thank you for creating such an awesome bag

I am sending the items below to my partners in the Goodie Swap 2011
hosted by the one and only Cindy of Fluffy Sheep Quilting.

Here is the mug rug and goodies I'm sending Partner #1.  I can't show the
front of the rug yet until she receives the package.
This swap has all been a secret, so she doesn't know I'm her partner.
And I want to keep it that way until the package arrives!  :o)

The pattern by Terri is called Cash & Carry.
It's a pattern for 3 different zipper bags.
and the turtle pincushion (which I've posted before) is called Heneritta by Heather Bailey.

And here are all of her goodies wrapped up in a pretty fat quarter!

And for Partner #2

Technically we were to send a mug rug and one goodie (the goodie being something
made by you).  I wanted to give Partner #2 a needle case.
So, I found a tutorial for one and when I wanted to add a little extra on it
(being the decorative stitch around the edges), my needle was skipping some of the flower petals.

So, while shopping with my sister one day, I found this pattern by Terri Atkinson with these cute bags.
I thought they would be handy to have, as you can hold money in the zipped part and put your debit/credit 
cards in the pockets. 
(there's a pocket in the outside front and back)
So that makes me feel better shipping this along with everything else.

So here's Partner #2's 'wrapped in a fat quarter' goodies

I can't WAIT until my partners get their goodies.  I am crossing my fingers that they like them!

Tomorrow I will be posting links to two new swaps I signed up for.
Make sure to stop back and LOOK
Because there is still time for YOU
to join!
And they look to be just as much fun as the Goodie Swap.
And THAT swap was incredibly fun!
It was so much fun that I hope you sign up to the ones
I'm linking tomorrow.

Until tomorrow!


Melissa P said...

Wow! That is one happy bag! I love those skulls. Great job.

And all the other goodies you've been making looking fabulous too.

Enjoy your weekend!

Cindy said...

Your creations are going to brighten up your partner's day! I love your creative wrapping in a FQ. What a great idea!