I participated in Lia's Handmades latest Secret Tote Bag Swap. This is the fourth swap she has organized and today I received a bag from my partner Louise. Boy what a lovely surprise I had! Louise made me a Noodlehead 241 Tote! I've made several of these bags for others but I've never made one for myself - now I won't need to make one!
The front and back of the bag are identical. Louise combined Osnaburg with Kaffe prints - so bright and summery! The circles are needle turned and the hexagon is hand quilted. So much work and attention to detail! I just love my new bag!
The bag is lined with a cheery yellow print and there is a pocket which was fussy cut from one of the prints and bound with a lovely blue. You can see there is a clasp for keys that is attached to the pocket. Smart!
But wait, there's more! Louise sent me all the leftover fabrics. She also made me a little pouch from a Michelle Pattern. It is adorable. She also made a little needle keep.
The zipper is set in the pouch beautifully! The little needle keep has a magnetic closure and when you open it up it looks like a flower made of four hearts! I think that this will be a great place to store my sewing machine needles that have been gently used!
But wait, there's even more! When I opened up the pouch there were treats inside!
Louise sent me a package of candy squares and a thimble template. I've had a thimble quilt on my to make list so this might just be the push I need to get started! Ingrid at Supergoof Quilts made a thimble quilt all in reds and I adore it! You can see it here.
Thank you Louise for the lovely bag and wonderful gifts that were tucked inside! You spoiled me rotten (and I liked it)!
Lia will be organizing another tote bag swap and I'll post details when registration opens in case you are interested in participating!
Until I post again, happy sewing!