Monday, February 6, 2012

Swapped and Swamped!

Last week I sent my bag for the Accessory Bag Swap at Dandelion Quilts to my swap partner Carol, from Carol's Crafty Creations. This was my first experience participating in a swap.  I used the pattern Lollipop Bags from Atkinson Designs that I got at my LQS when they came back from Market. What a fun bag to make!  I was a little intimidated by the rosette and the zipper.....I don't think I've ever put a zipper in anything before, or a rosette for that matter. If I have I don't remember it, so it must not have been that bad.......Anyway,  I was happy with the way both the rosette and the zipper turned out. They weren't difficult at all! The fabrics I used were from the Long Live Vintage line from Adorn It. I saw them at my not so LQS and I thought they would make a nice bag for Carol. 

The bag I made for Carol in the Dandelion Quilts Accessory Bag Swap.
Included in my swap package for Carol were a few extra treats, even one for her dogs Buster and Betty. My son helped me pick out a ball he thought they would like and Carol was kind enough to post a picture of Buster opening the package and both of the dogs playing with it.  We got a kick out of that!  If you'd like to take a look, go here.  



The adorable bag that Carol made for me with Ruby fabric.
I also received my swap gift from Carol last week! I was so excited!  I love the cute bag she made with Ruby fabric!  I just love that line!  How did she know? The straight line quilting she did and the lovely flower really made a sweet bag.  There's even a label inside that says Carol's Crafty Creations.  That's pretty neat.  As much as I think labels on quilts are important, I never thought about putting one in a bag.  Great idea!  Thanks so much for the lovely bag Carol!! 


Sewing treats from Carol.
Carol also put some fun sewing goodies in the bag as a special swap treat.  Plenty of needles, pins, some sweet buttons and some other sewing items.   What quilter wouldn't love to get such a kind and thoughtful gift from a swap friend!  Thanks again Carol! And thanks to Kris for organizing such a fun swap!  It was a wonderful experience!

Well, the pizza is on the way and I've got lots of laundry to fold........that's the swamped part.  Yes, some of it is that soccer boy laundry that I do my best to avoid, but just haven't figured out a way......yet.  He had a soccer tournament this weekend that involved three games over two days, including one that was partially in the dark!  All those games makes for lots of laundry!  Eating Super Bowl treats and watching the football game wrapped up the weekend for my family.  Have a wonderful week!  Happy sewing!
    

10 comments:

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

What fun things Michele......more things I'll joing in on once I get home. Yes, we're enjoying our time in FL. I don't know how to blog from my Ipad yet.

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Izzy said...

Lovely little bags Michele! I so want to make one of those, but zippers intimidate me like nothing else. Sounds like you had a busy weekend... I hope you have a nice quiet week :-)

Gretchen said...

Adorable bags! Lovely swap. I love the Atkinson Designs way for putting zippers in. Not scary at all and actually works!

Tonya said...

What a cute little bag! I've not tried any bags, those evil zippers especially scare me! Lol

Stephanie said...

Very cute zippy pouches sent and received. Hope you enjoyed the game. My team won.

Cheryl said...

Both little bags are just wonderful! Good luck with that laundry.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

I love what you made for Carol and what Carol sent you in return. Great first swap! I love the fabrics you used on yours. I will have to check them out online. I've never heard of that line before.

Carrie P. said...

both are so cute. fun little flowers on each one. You did a great job.

Dandelion Quilts said...

Both of these bags were very cute. Loved them both.