I am currently working on my first ever Flickr swap. It is called Modern She Made. When I originally followed the link from my friend Diane's blog from blank pages the swap invitation read:
Since my answers were yes, yes and yes this seemed like the perfect swap for me! Although, of course, I really needed another commitment. NOT!!! But how was a girl to resist? Clearly I didn't.
When we signed on we were asked to nominate a few things that we would like made for us so our partners weren't sewing in the dark. One of the items my partner asked for was a bag to carry around her embroidery things and for it to be big enough to accommodate books and a 12" embroidery hoop. The other requirement of the swap was for the finished product to incorporate a circle in some way. Of course, my busy little brain thought of many ideas - and rejected just as many!!
In the end I settled on my design (you can see that my design process is fairly rudimentary - no precise drawings for me) and chose my fabrics. My partner wanted colours of teal blue, yellow and grey and the fabric I found was perfect.
I am working my way through the cutting (not my favourite bit) and the sewing (my favourite bit) and then will start on the assembly of the bag. It is all quite a challenge for me because I haven't made that many bags and when it is finished this one will be a little bit complicated. But I don't mind a sewing challenge!!
I will need to finish it soon as the mailing deadline for international participants looms ever closer so I won't keep you waiting long to see the finished product.
Until next time, happy quilting, knitting, sewing, crafting ....