I finally did it! I finished my gift for the Covert Robin Swap! I really hope that my recipient likes what I made for her. I did quite a bit of snooping through her blog, looked through photos and even found her bio. After learning all the information on her I could, I created not one, but two gifts for her. She and I happen to share the same passion. (Umm, I can’t say what that is since it might give away who my recipient is.) Hopefully, once she receives it, I’ll be able to spill the beans!!!
Ok- so here’s what I made…
Created from Jeni Baker’s Drawstring bag tutorial from her blog, In Color Order
Made using a heavy duty canvas, Pellon Interfacing, and quilter’s weight cotton
The drawstring bag was made from a tutorial on Jeni Baker’s blog- In Color Order. It was super easy and fast. The fabric choices were a bit wild, but sometimes you have to go big or go home. I even incorporated some decorative stitching along the edges for a nice effect, (dear God I love my new Elna!!!).
The tote bag was created from looking at a variety of pictures on Google Images and just “winging” it. I think it turned out pretty cute. I really love the exterior fabric. Being a musician myself, it was hard for me to let that finished product go. The bag was so much easier to put together now that I have my new sewing machine with a free arm and an extension table. (Lena, my Elna, sure makes sewing easier!)
Once my recipient gets her package, I’ll have to share a surprise that occurred when I went to ship it. I might have to rethink some things when it comes to doing a swap even though I really enjoyed this one. If you’ve never done a swap before- I highly recommend it.
Now, I just have to figure out how to link this up to Imagine Gnats Blog…