Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Fall Swap

Its Fall y'all!! I thought since I was somewhat late on taking and posting photos of what I received from the Fall Swap and giveaway that I would just show you what I sent to Michelle. Lori hosted the Fall Swap and I do think she got me addicted to swaps :) They are so much fun!!

I made this bag for Michelle to hold all her goodies. Her blog name is Gingham World and I thought it would be fitting to use gingham on the bag. I was trying to make a bag with bamboo handles and I could not figure it out. Of course, I was doing this the day before it was supposed to be mailed off and I was not sure what to do. I prayed and this came to me. I already had the fabric cut so I worked with the size and then made up the rest as I went along. I love this bag so much I plan on making more-probably just a little smaller. I will also line it with interfacing and put a covered piece of cardboard in the bottom to give it more shape and stability.

Here it is inside out. Its great because it can be reversible for a different look.

A full shot of the entire bag. Notice the pleat in the center and the handles are pleated where they meet the top of the bag.

All the loot. I made a wooden sign that says "BOO", a pumpkin-you can get the tutorial here. Some of the best hot chocolate ever, a fun Fall mug, a pumpkin cookie cutter, and a mulled cider candle. The candle came from Wal-Mart, but is highly fragranced.

Here is a close-up of the sign.

The pumpkin...

The princess-wait!! How did she get in there??

All packaged up and ready to go!! Hope Michelle enjoys all her Fall goodies!!


mysteryhistorymom said...

Fabulous, as always, Elise! You are amazing! LOVE it all, and I'm sure Michelle did, too!:D Lori

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Oh my goodness Elise...I seriously had no idea how talented you are! I love the toile bag/purse LOVE IT! and the pumpkin is so great. And the sign...AND it all!!!!!
You should make bags, pumpkins, signs etc to sell on Etsy. Wow wow wow! So great!

Laura said...

Cute, cute, cute! You will have to do a tutorial on how to make the bag it is adorable! I bet she really enjoyed her loot!

Laura :)

Emilie Nichole said...

You ARE addicted to swaps! GREAT stuff!

Darlene said...

Cute, CUTE swap stuff!!! I know your partner LOVED it!!!

Anonymous said...

I am drooling here... That is the cutest bag I have ever seen! Toile!! You are so TALENTED, you need an etsy shop!

blessedme said...

It all looks so fabulous!!!

Marie said...

That bag is so pretty! I love it! That is totally something I'd buy for myself!

Julie said...

I love your bag soooo much better! The fabric is amazing and the pleats are ridiculous! How in the heck did you come up with it???
I want one!
Love the sign too and all of the goodies. Lucky lucky swap partner!

Tamlynn said...

I love the bag! I just made a cloth bag and I was wishing I could make it stronger -like lined or reversible, but I just couldn't wrap my head around how to do that. Yours is awesome!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

WHY do I miss out on all these swaps...I did sign up for the secret santa soiree. cAn't wait to make some goodies........your goodies are toooooooooo sweet. cherry

Philigry said...

what a nice gift!that tote bag is so cute.

Rachel said...

How cute is all that stuff!!!!! I'm sure she will love it, that bag is to die for!! Someday I will do a swap, I've just got to save some cash for it!


Mama Llama said...

What a great swap participant you are, and what a lucky partner you had.

Did you make the swag in the background of the picture of your daughter? If so, could you share how?

Ruth said...

What a great bag. I love toile. It is one of my favorites. The pumpkin is great too. Thank you for sharing the link to the tutorial.
I just came over from Lori's blog~I am a homeschooling mom, too. Today we are going on a field trip to a corn maze.

Gettysburg Homestead said...

Great job on the bag and all the goodies in it!!!


Katy said...

I absolutely LOVE that bag Elise!!! The toile is AWESOME! You give such awesome goodies out. I have never done a swap before..but I would sure want to be your partner if I did...LOL!

Julie said...

You made that?????
I love it! I love gingham, too!
But, you made that?!?!??!