Sunday, 4 February 2018

Crafty friends are the best friends!

Crafty friends really are the best friends. I can say this with confidence as I received a lovely surprise gift in the mail in early January from the gorgeous and generous Marilla! A while back she wrote a blogpost about hand-printing and the gift she sent me featured in her post. It's a really useful drawstring bag that Marilla has repeat-printed with a navy blue print on a soft denim blue fabric.



To say thank you I sent her this zippered bag I made from stash fabric using a combination of Alison Glass and Cloud 9 cottons and an orange zip. I hope she likes it!

The following gifts I made for my lovely creative friend Charlotte whose birthday it was yesterday. She loves Orla Kiely's aesthetics so when I spotted the leaf print fabric (which has a Kiely-style look) at the Craft Swish last week I knew I could make something nice out of it for her.

The zippered pouch is loosely based on this free pattern from Noodlehead which I learnt how to make at a workshop at the Village Haberdashery last week.







Check out lots of other cool crafty blogs at #handmademonday organised by Julia of Sum of their Stories.

12 comments:

  1. All fantastic gifts both to receive and for your friend

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  2. Oh what lovely gifts!! I admired the zipped pouch on Marilla’s Instagram today & wondered who’d made it for her. I love the fabric she printed for you too!

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    1. Yes, its a lovely print that Marilla made for me. I'm glad she received her gift too (I just checked out her IG just now).

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  3. Hiya Caroline, I love my bag and just wish I'd sewn the one I sent you as well! It already has a knitting project in it and I am so thrilled. Thank you lovely xxxx

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    1. My pleasure. Glad you liked it! Thank you for my fab bag too!!

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  4. What lovely gifts and sharing the kindness. x

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  5. I love your zippered pouches, they are such a useful gift. So versatile.

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    1. Yes - I need to make some for myself now!

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  6. I love making these out of leftovers. Yours are pretty funky. I use them to hold crochet and knitting projects. Thanks for popping by. Jo x

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    1. Yes - they are very handy for all sorts of things. I definitely need to make myself one or two!

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