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