My Oriental Tote

If you read regularly, you will know that I am involved in a bag swap -an oriental themed bag. Well my bag arrived earlier in the week. Elizabet, my fantastic swap partner, has done herself proud. E has been CQing for 6months!! Yuh huh! I just love this bag. I showed it to Rob, and he said "no, you made that didn't you, it's really good". I have used the bag twice so far. It is the perfect size for popping out. It fits my purse, phone, water bottle (big one) and even a nappy and wipes if required, but it's more a 'mummies going out on her own' bag. Elizabet has done some beautiful cross stitch motifs, my favourite being the little geisha in her kimono. And yes, that face is all hand done. The handles were hand turned by Elizabets FIL, and I love the bamboo dragonflys, which made it all the way here in one piece.
I posted my bag on Tuesday, so hopefully by next week I can put pics up. I am hanging out to share it . I hope Elizabet likes it as much as I like mine. All the bags made so far in the swap have been really lovely.
I also posted off the paisley bauble bags. A few posts back I linked to The Stitching Post blog. Go and check out the latest paisley offerings.
I have been working on a new heart, which I think I will keep for myself. I have been experimenting with some sampler type embridery. I am loving it. Will post daylight pics tomorrow. I will be adding a paisley to this heart too.
ps click on the pics, you'll get big ones, the details are worth looking at.


Elizabet said...

I take Rob thinking you'd done it as a real compliment. Am so glad you like it!
Was the heart in it still? Did it get there in one piece?

Looking forward to mine arriving!

I'll draw out the pattern for the little geisha and post it to you soon.x

Jo in NZ said...

Yes, soory, hun, the heart was there too. I just got so excited about everything else. It is lovely, all the beading and cross stitch. Thankyou. Yours is in your bag somewhere...

Micki said...

This is a lovely bag. Elizabet did a great job on it.