This swap was not a secret swap but that made it even harder for me because my partner doesn't blog, doesn't use Flickr and doesn't appear to be on Pinterest. All I had was an Instagram address but guess what? I'M not on Instagram! So, armed with only her description that she liked pink, florals and Liberty, I went ahead and made this box pouch for her:
This is a rather large box bag - a pair of shoes could probably fit in there so my partner can use it for anything! For the lining I used Kaffe Fasett shot cotton in a bright fuchsia pink to provide some relief from the bubblegum pink and lilac outer fabric. I used some yellow chord for the zipper pull as there was some yellow in the flowers. And here are a few of the close-up pictures:
I followed a free tutorial (I need to find the link and will share that soon) which is great but I think the handle is a bit big for my liking so when I make another, I will reduce the size somewhat. I put tabs on each end to give it a bit of fun. I filled it with some sweets and a ring pincushion that I made:
I hope Michelle in Australia likes what I made for her and that it arrives soon! I can't believe that it hasn't arrived yet! It's been WEEEEEKS since I posted it! Nor have I received mine from her... I'm not very patient at waiting - can you tell!!!