Saturday, February 18, 2012
A bag for a friend...
Well, the swap wrapped up. I still need to do the drawing for the prizes. I was very pleased with all the bags I saw. If anyone had a less than good experience, I would hope that you would email me in private with your concerns so that I can make some adjustments next time. All bags have been shipped. All but 1 were on time, which is a fantastic statistic. And, I did read all of your comments and suggestions on the last post. Seems many of you are eager to get going on another swap. We will have another....I just need a bit to catch my breath.
Well, last Sunday I had to give myself a good kick in the pants to get a gift done for my girlfriend. I needed it done by Monday. Nothing like waiting to the last moment, right? I had started it the week before, but wasn't happy with my fabric choices. I made her this bag, which is actually the Libby Bag by Clover and Violet, but I opted to put a magnetic snap inside it and skip the binding and the flap. Maybe next time. This pattern did have a little typo, but I caught it. It called for you to sew 7 rows of charms, when you actually needed 8. Nothing big, just something to note if you intend to make one yourself. The picture diagram showed 8. I also think I did my own thing on the handles. But, that is typical me.
This bag is a great size. I love big bags, and this has lots of room for a teacher to put folders in it, and it has great, great pockets, for Ipads or Nooks. I'd darn near call it perfect, really. I used the last of my Strawberry Fields charms on it. A sad day! LOL. My friend loved it, so it was worth the stash sacrifice. My apologies for the winter pictures. I would love for the sun to come out again.