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.|
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!!
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!