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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Morse Bag-o-rama

I always try to participate in swaps run by Leslie and Susan on Craftster.  They do such a lovey job organizing things.  More importantly their swap ideas are fabulous.  It is always swapping something that is fun to make and that everyone can be successful at so you know you are going to get a great gift in return. 

This time it was round two of the Morse Bag swap.   The Hello Kitty bag and mug rug were what I sent to my partner.  I added a bunch of matchbook notebooks for her kids.  She is big fan of Hello Kitty.  When I saw the fabric, I just couldn't resist.  I did a modified pillowcase burrito to get the edges all finished inside.  I'm still working on the tutorial but should have it posted soon.


 This is the lovely bag that Usdimama sent to me.  It is made of a luscious heavy weight cotton.  I pulled it out of the box and it was immediately claimed by DH.  The pin cushion is lovely.  The colors are very rich.  I really like how they are variegated in the stitching.  And that is a lovely deep red fat quarter, that unfortunately doesn't show up well in the picture.

My poor partner had a difficult time getting to the post office so the swap mama's sent me an angel.  Susan sent it on even though I had already heard from my partner before she finished.  It is absolutely gorgeous.  She found fabric designed by Malka Dubrawsky of Stitch in Dye.  Malka is one of my absolute favorite fabric idols.  Her release and over-dye techniques are incredible.  To have a bag made from her fabric, which I've never seen in person before, is an absolute treat. 

 But wait!  There is more.  She sent me an altered tin containing my very own mini nini.  How awesome is that?  I LOVE it.  DH tried snagging that too but I wouldn't let him! 

A giant thank you to BOTH of my Morse bag makers. 

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad it all worked out well in the end! You gave a great package and got two wonderful ones in return! (I'm also glad you like our swaps!)