Thursday, December 27, 2012

UFO made into a Christmas gift ......

I have spent a happy couple of hours this morning catching up on blogs and emails... so fun to see what Santa and the elves dropped off around the world

Wishing all of you a wonderful rest of the Christmas season

Here at home we had agreed home made gifts this year so I made this oblong piece into a bag for my daughter ....

This is the picture I included on my list of UFO's at the beginning of the year


I had previously 'candlewicked' the design and added wadding and done the quilting.....

(I think originally the design was for a long cushion)


so all I needed was to add a lining... with pockets... and some rope straps....


I put the seam in the middle on one side .....


... perfect for these warm summer days....

and perfect for me to have finished off another UFO


This little card wallet was included....


.... is it ok for a mother to lie about only home made?????....


Righto, Gotto Go..... frantically trying to tidy up for next year - some of those UFO's have been hanging on too long!


30 comments:

Sheila said...

Just gorgeous Fiona , your daughter must have been thrilled !! Hey you can't have a purse without some kind of cash ;-) hugs Sheila

Michelle Ridgway said...

Beautiful Fiona. I bet DD was chuffed and Sheila is right, you gotta have a little spendings in a new purse.

Mistea said...

Perfect summer time bag and card wallet.

Happy tidying.

Terry said...

What a pretty bag for summer! :0)

Anonymous said...

what a wonderful gift to give Fiona,that bag is absolutely gorgeous,love the candle wicking on it,you are so clever,and what a lovely touch to add the little purse and card,all up the perfect gift,well done.xx

Sharon said...

Spectacular!!!!! It just shows what you can do with a UFO... Yep I did a wee bit of fibbing about pressies this year - but it did take the pressure off everyone....And mums don't fib - they just embroider the truth... :-)

Sue B said...

Lovely work Fiona, its the perfect bag for summer

Marilyn said...

It is a gorgeous bag, Fiona. The koala fabric on the card wallet is so beautiful. Definitely the Gift Card is allowable.
Hugs xx

WoolenSails said...

That is beautiful, love the stitchery. My daughter came over with a new purse like that and I thought, you know, I could have made that for you, lol. I guess I need to start practicing my sewing skills this year.

Debbie

Jeanette said...

Beautiful Fiona. Love the wallet. Hugs,

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

It is beautiful. Have fun cleaning, I feel its the season for it, especially with so many new projects planned for 2013!

Jindi's Cottage said...

Fabulous bag, love the rope handles....perfect!...great little wallet, you've reminded me that I received one of those a couple of weeks ago now where did I put it, mmmm.....oh and you have to give money in a purse or bag it's the rule...

regan said...

LOVE that purse! Genius how you put it all together, too! Perfect! And the little card wallet is sweet! Very nice to 'fill' it with a gift card, too! You're a good mom! :o)

Wonky Girl said...

Lovely, lovely. What a great bag your cushion project made- great idea by you ;-)

Maria said...

A perfect finish for a UFO.. Looks great. would even make a great swimming bag..

De said...

The bag is stunning Fiona!

marina said...

great re purposed project and the little card wallet is very nifty. It is definitely ok for mums to stretch the home made boundaries.
Way too much ufo talk going on.. lol might have to check my own list.

Daisy Jayne said...

Gorgeous, beautiful, stunning and elegant and off course WOW WOW WOW

Jane Galley said...

What a lovely bag, beautifully quilted

katherine said...

A fantastic bag!

Sunnybec said...

Oh I am loving that bag, I may have to think about doing something similar for my trip to the UK....not sure I have enough time but I do love yours. Hugs x

Elyte said...

I think that you could be forgiven for extending the meaning of "homemade". Lovely bag, beautiful detail.

Susan said...

It's just a little white lie......wrapped beautifully in a handmade bag!

Jennifer said...

What a great gift......and so personal!

Deb R said...

What a beautiful finish to a UFO x

Leanne said...

What a lovely bag.

retdairyqueen said...

Oh I do like that bag
Well done

Charlie and Wendy said...

I have really enjoyed your fun Christmas cartoons Fiona!! And the gifts you made are gorgeous, hugs Wendy

Nicky said...

Mums can do whatever they like, that's why we like to make the rules.....
What a beautiful gift, I have never tried candlewicking, but I love the texture that it gives. Lovely!

Anthea said...

Fiona that bag is absolutely gorgeous, you very clever talented lady! x

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