Sunday, March 01, 2009

Paper bag Swap

Today - March 1 - was the opening day for our paper bag swap on The Craft Forum. I sent a paper bag to Dawn with a FatQ, loads of ric rac, braid, embroidery floss and buttons. Dawn sent me 3 pieces of patterned fabric, calico, ric rac, ribbon, lace and buttons. We had to make each other a gift using these items. We could use some of our own (as Dawn has done) but Dawn sent me enough fabric to do her complete bag with only a small amount of fabric and ric rac left over.

AS soon as I saw her fabric I knew that it had to become a bag and in my head I knew how I wanted that bag to look but didn't have a pattern so I came up With the design myself using a few techniques I have used on other bags.

I made a 3 part pocket right across the inside of the bag with the burgundy spot fabric.

All I added to the stash Dawn sent me were all of the buttons except the watering can and 1 Burgundy button and the braid in the row above the buttons.

And this is what Dawn made me.
Sally. Isn't she just beautiful. She is a Rosalie Quinlan doll and the perfect use for all the ric rac I sent Dawn. Just love the way the buttons have been used to make a little hat on her ric rac hair and the row of lowers on her britches.


barb's creations said...

WOW gail,
Love how both your projects worked out.Isn't suprising what our imagination can conjure up.Barb

Jeni said...

Hi Gail
those bags are very pretty.......... you should be proud
love your blog layout

Dawn said...

I love my bag and so do a few of my friends....Thanks it was so much fun swapping with you....Glad you liked 'Sally'
Dawn x

Béa said...

Wow, love both projects!
Béatrice from France