First off I want to say thankyou to everyone for all the lovely words you left behind from my last post.
I've listened and have been taking things slow and putting my feet up.......its a work in progress x
During my time out, I've been stitching to soothe my soul and I have created this tote for my Scrap bag swap recipient.
But it's a tote with a twist!
You can fold it up, and zip it into a little pouch..
complete with a little pocket.....could be a good place for a few tissues?
I made this with my recipient in mind... being a busy mum I thought this little tote would be the perfect addition thrown into the bottom of her bag......ready for use when the occasion arises.
And did you note I used some of the fabric from those pillowcases I scored recently?
As for the pattern I've had it pinned to my pinterest board for a while now. Its by Lorraine from Ikat bag ....
and this was the perfect opportunity to finally try the
( It is very well written and there are loads of pictures to help you through the process )
As for the little bird, another pinterest pin.....
This sweet free embroidery pattern came from Gennines Art blog
which you can find here.
I decided to use different shades of grey with a pop of golden brown, keeping it simple against the lemony floral background.
And then there are the goodies I've stashed inside....
Loads of retro prints and vintage floral scraps.....complete with a selection of vintage laces I've collected over the years...
since the pic, I added a few more fabrics......
I'm crossing fingers that when she opens the package she'll be pleasantly surprised :)
I can't wait to receive mine!!!!
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