My lovely bag

I was very very lucky- my secret partner in the latest Mouthy Stitches swap (tote bags) was Nicky and I did amazingly well! I got this parcel on Saturday and was supposed to blog about it yesterday with the appliqué tutorial today but I got my days mixed up. The appliqué tutorial was posted yesterday so please go back and have a look if you came by for that.

Anyway this is what I got, I am so so happy with it!….

Intriguing…

Wow! Look at the cool Carl the Chameleon on the front- lovingly quilted too and pieced with my favourite colour (yellow)!

The leaf on the side is a detachable keyring with a little zip pocket- ideal for a trolley coin or an emergency fiver! The back has an amazing secret zip compartment based on the same leaf design (but obviously much bigger) and I can’t work out how on Earth Nicky did this, it is truly amazing.

And the note (on a sweet hand drawn card)- I don’t know how she can be in awe of my work. Seriously, the points don’t ever match in anything I do and it’s all a bit slap and dash, this is skill I could only dream of! Go to Nicky’s blog if you don’t believe me.

And the inside (yes I got a pieced inside too, how lucky am I?) has my initial, a pieced star and a porthole!

It is really fantastic and it’s the one in the whole pool that I was really hoping was coming to me! Thank you lots and lots Nicky!

4 Comments

  1. Posted October 30, 2012 at 6:03 pm | Permalink

    Kerry I am so pleased you are happy with your tote – it was a delight to make it for you and the pocket was perhaps the trickiest bit for me to puzzle out!

    I hope you enjoy using it!

  2. Posted October 30, 2012 at 9:31 pm | Permalink

    It’s official: Nicky is a flipping genius!

  3. Posted October 31, 2012 at 4:48 pm | Permalink

    I love the chameleon and the leaf…you were lucky indeed with your swap!!

  4. Emily C
    Posted November 2, 2012 at 1:36 pm | Permalink

    We are always more critical of our own work then others. The imperfections that just about slap us in the face when we look at something we made, often other people can not find.

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