Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Nautical Swap Part 2

I was going to make Jo a card but I saw this one and loved the picture, perfect for a nautical themed swap

In my enthusiasm to post my wonderful bag from Jo, see here, I totally forgot to include any info about what I made for her!
Jo is very crafty but I could see from her blog that she's a keen knitter, and has also started to crochet. I have bags of different crochet projects all over the place and like to try and keep all the bits and bobs together. I hoped Jo would feel the same so I made her a project bag.

I had some red fabric for the pocket in my stash, left over from a skirt I made last autumn. But the vision in my head needed boats and deckchairs so had the perfect excuse to go shopping!

Excuse the sorry photos! I stuffed the bag with my ratty old knitting equipment (it doesn't get much use!)
Don't you just love the little boats!

I made the pockets in various widths so Jo can securely store needles, hooks, scissors, patterns etc.
Another sorry photo but you can see the deckchair fabric on the inside
I top stitched everything in red, it seemed to look best

The little gift was a challenge but what stitcher doesn't need pins?
And if you have sail boats and deckchairs you obviously need sticks of rock!
The little labels are my favourite, and happily Jo loves them, I can't wait to see what makes she puts them in





11 comments:

  1. Now that would be the best type of gift to receive ..... beautiful and so thoughtful!

    Although eating rock and knitting should never be attempted simultaneously.... no need to ask how I know this!

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    1. Ha, ha! I have such a funny image in my head! :)

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  2. really sweet gift... im so amazed but the creativity and kindness of all swappers.

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    1. I'd recommend taking part in a swap, such a positive experience :)

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  3. What a lovely gift. Did you use a particular tutorial, I need more project bags! It's so exciting to see what everyone has made (and recieved). I got mine today, and it's gorgeous!

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    1. Yes, I did base it on a tutorial, but I'm not telling you which one yet ;) x

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  4. I found you, while I was looking all exchange participants organized nautical Rachel, I am delighted with your blog and the beautiful things you do ... Love the bag you made ​​for this exchange, you are very creative!

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    1. Thank you Rosy, I have seen the swapmgift you made for Sam - beautiful :)

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  5. Your gift was amazing, thank you so much. I am making S a birthday present to the first label has will get used on this make, I'm sure it'll add something special.

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    1. I'm looking forward to seeing what you're making :)

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