Monday, August 17, 2009

Paper Bag Swap...

I had a wonderful swap experience with the Paper Bag Swap run by Maree. My partner was the talented Robyn from Daisy Quilts. I hadn't done one of these before so it was quite exciting trying to decide what to send to my partner and wondering what she would send for me to make something with. And just look at the wonders she produced. Aren't they just fabulous?
I sent the green fabric and this is what she made. Her name is Blossom and the first thing my children said was "Can I have her?" Can you guess what my answer was - yep, it was a big NO! This little beauty is mine - all mine.

Now Blossom came in her own matching bag which is also just perfect for me. I don't think that Blossom will get to live in her 'pouch' - I hope she is happy to share.

Now Robyn sent me a very different style of fabric - her fabric was from Moda Nell's Flower Shop line. As soon as I saw it I though of a bag pattern I have had for a while. It is called Cheryl's Bag from Leanne's House. Robyn had sent beads and covered buttons so the blank squares were just perfect for this. She had told me that this is one of her favourite fabrics so I just felt that I had to use fabric from the same line to go with it.

There was also a tassle in the things she sent so I had to make a zipper bag to attach to it, didn't I?

This was a lovely swap because we got to choose our fabirc but there was a big surprise to see what our partner did with it.
Thank you Maree, for running this swap and thank you Robyn for the wonderful Blossom and her bag. ( and the sneaky box of chocolates too)
You can see what Robyn wrote on her blog here and here. She takes much better photos than I do.
This has been so much fun.


Joy said...

Oh what gorgeous goodies you got from Robyn!!! Blossom is just ADORABLE!!! I really like what you made for Robyn too, especially the little tassle bag - just too cute!!!
Joy :o)

Robyn said...

Hi Pardner!!! :D
This swap was the best (yes thanks Maree)... we have nice stuff to remember each by, but also a new friend in the meantime...gotta love that!
Thanks again Lynda, you know I love my bags!!
..and I think your photos are great!!
hugs to you,
Robyn xx

PS I showed our sewing ladies at my local group last week and they raved about your bags and your work!! Mine :p *giggle*

sewkalico said...

What a wonderful swap. You girls both did stunning jobs!

Farmyard Crafts said...

Everything looks gorgeous!! Paper bag swaps are so much fun!!

Narelle said...

You both made and received such beautiful gifts.
Blossom is so cute with her matching bag and Robyn's bag is gorgeous.

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

You lucky girl Lynda. They are all beautiful, what you received and what you made.

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Lynda, what great gifties you both recieved. Isn't it great to meet new bloggers that have the same hobbies as you.
Keep Stitchen'

Bec said...

The bag you made Robyn was gorgeous! and I love Blossom and her bag, just beautiful. Fabulous green fabric by the way...

Rita said...

Paper begs are really attractive and i like to have them.


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Rita said...

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