I became a member of FIS this year and there are 2 compulsory swaps involved with this fabulous on-line Stitching Group...
One is a birthday swap and the other is Christmas
Above are the fabrics I have had here for ages just waiting for the right project
Putting them together
It took me about a week to decide what to make for my Partner Sarah
Part of Sarah's brief was that she liked red and she liked sewing bits and bobs
The gift had to include one of a choice of 2 verses and a button
I chose the above verse and some rusty buttons to make the popular bag going round Blogland at the moment......Natalie Bird's 'True Friend's Tote Bag'
I went out the back to photograph the bag amongst some greenery seeing I'd never done that before and ended up putting it on our red car 'Ruby Tuesday' and I thought looks great so went with that!!!
I tucked in a little 'prim' felt pin holder
some red pegs
and seeing Sarah is an avid quilter an 'I Love Quilts' brooch by Theodora Cleave
All bundled up with a block of chocolate also
and the card!!!
I have thoroughly enjoyed making my first swap gift for a lovely gal and look forward to the next one!!!
Hope you had a good one Sarah!!!