Tuesday, September 4, 2012

SantA SacK SwaP

I know all the other sacks/stockings/ totes have been delivered by now BUT I have a note from the SwAp MaMa allowing me to be late...lol. My partner, Michelle, had been away for almost 2 months and as hubby and I were away too AND holidaying in her area... I thought I would hand Michelle's gifts to her personally!
Michelle only got to see her tote though and has placed all the unopened gifts inside her bag until Christmas... that's correct isn't it, Michelle !?!  but it was so very NiCe to actually meet her.
Michelle and I agreed to make a bag for each other, but instead of making a purely Chrissy tote for her, I made this one in Chrissy colours AND Michelle's fav colour ... RED.

The original pattern is shown in the book "A Stitch in Time" and is a design by Rosalie Quinlan called "Floral Wreath Sewing Bag", albeit with a beautiful embroidery centrepiece.  I fell in love with it the moment I saw it.
I added a felt, cut out then braided heart with silver bells... just for Christmas... from Santa Chez!


Inside... filled with UNOPENED gifts...

Remember Michelle...

11 comments:

shez said...

Gorgeous bag Chez,lucky Michelle,glad you put that no peeping sign on there,lol,we know what Michelle is like,lol,sorry Michelle couldnt resist that,it really is a lovely bag and i love the red and white heart,its a lovely touch.xx

Deb R said...

Lovely bag Cheryl! Love the no peeping sign lol

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

that no peeping tag is so cute and the bag is lovely. well done, hugs

Kaisievic said...

Love the bag - it looks so fresh and summery! Michelle must have been so pleased.

Fiona said...

It's fantastic and I love all the trimmings.... you need to give me wrapping lessons....
Hugz

Cat said...

What a beautiful bag and how lovely to hand deliver it I do like a good irl bloggy meet up

FeltByRae said...

That is a stunning bag and how lovely to be able to give it to your swap partner face to face... I love meeting my fellow bloggers

Anthea said...

Such a gorgeous bag Cheryll, and how wonderful to be able to give it to Michelle when you met her.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Love my red bag and of course there is no peeping but I can squish with my eyes shut right??? No! Oh I thought you could.....oh dear! Guess I am on the naughty list again :(

Simone said...

That is every bloggers dream, well mine anyway. To be able to meet the people you make gifts for. I do love your bag.

Maree said...

wow I love your bag that you created....How lucky you were to meet your partner

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