Thursday, July 12, 2012

Christmas in July .....

G'day


In the Santa Sack swap we each make a sack/bag/stocking and then send a couple of gifts each month.... my first instalment arrived earlier this week..... 

This is what I made for Cathy.....


This is a cute stitchery by Michelle from her Christmas Fixin's Stitchery Book
and I used a Cottage Garden variegated thread


Cathy had mentioned she wanted a bag to use when she would go to her stitching groups Christmas party and carry some gifts in it.... so I thought to do one that ties up at the top .... so ensure no peeking from her friends (though I am sure they would never, ever do that!!!)


Sharon made a bag HERE and I loved it so I based my Santa Sack bag on the lunch bag tutorial HERE - just made it quite a big bigger....  it's a great little tutorial.... I will use it again.

Oh .... you wanted to see what was inside.... I wrapped the gifts but I did remember to take a picture.....


silly camera.... slipped or something

you'll have to wait till Christmas when Cathy opens them

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Cheryl is hosting another mini swap.... 


this time it is a Fathers Day theme .... the mini swaps are great... not too big an item to make and you can join in which ever ones you want..... I like the idea to have a selection to put up on the little hanger.... pop over HERE if you would like to join in....

are you joining in for FNSI this week... pop over here to Heidi's to sign in...


I'm going to do some more of my Japanese blocks - I have such pretty fabrics to play with....

Righto, Gotto Go..... coffee time

25 comments:

Christine M said...

Gorgeous Christmas bag Fiona. I love the fabrics you have used.

Jennifer said...

Oh my - you are going to be very busy, aren't you!

marina said...

what a beautiful bag and the stitchery looks fantastic!
Please get that camera seen to!

Allie said...

What a lovely Christmas bag! Too bad your camera slipped though *G*

WoolenSails said...

Beautiful bag and stitchery, another thing on my to do list.

Debbie

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Lovely bag Fiona. See you Friday nght :o) hugs

Anonymous said...

Oh Fiona what a beautiful bag,i have ear marked that site,well done on a beautiful finish,lol,ah those sneaky sneak peeks,lol.xx

Cheryll said...

Me and my rabbits foot will see you at FNSI or soon thereafter! :)
Ohh and LoVe the tote,,,gorgeous! :)

Cathy (aka CrafteeCC) said...

This is really GORGEOUS in person ;-)
thank you again Fiona, I am so pleased with the bag ;-)

Sisbabestitches said...

Oh the bag is so gorgeous, wow the colours, and the inside ties are such a great idea.
See you at FNSI :)

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Your bag is just lovely Bubz...

Janet said...

Tee hee, you're such a tease. Lovely bag though.

Miss 376 said...

Love the way this bag ties up, very clever

Sunnybec said...

ROFL you are just soooo funny....love your bag another one on my "to do" list. Hugs x

Mistea said...

Lucky Cheryl that is one pretty Christmas bag - love the drawstring top too.
Enjoy the Japanese blocks.

Karen said...

Love the bag. Great little stitchery, especially in that thread.
Gorgeous gift.

Maria said...

I love the way your gorgeous bag ties up.. Lovely stitchery too.

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Love Bears All Things said...

I love that bag...lucky swap partner.
Mama Bear

Deb R said...

Ohh dont you jsut love Christmas!!! love the bag!!

Sheila said...

Lovely bag and great stitchery , Cathy will love it and I am sure she will also love those pretties inside . hugs Sheila

quilary said...

That's a beautiful bag and the embroidery is just gorgeous! I love that drawstring design so thanks for pointing out the tutorial!

Grethe said...

Love the Christmas bag, beautiful stitchery :-)

Jindi's Cottage said...

Great bag design...the stitchery is gorgeous and I love the drawstring idea...perfect for carrying those Christmas presents to her groups...

Charlie and Wendy said...

That is such a gorgeous bag Fiona and such a cute stitchery on the front! Lucky Cathy!

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