Last month my daughter and I signed up for the Craftaholics Anonymous Handmade Gift Exchange. It was lots of fun to get to know our swap partners a little and to come up with handmade gifts that would suit them and that they'd (hopefully) like! For this particular swap, you don't send to the same person who sends to you.
The partner I made a gift for was Jowita, who blogs over at Krazy Momma Kreations. We emailed back and forth a few times and I discovered that she loves pink and she loves to crochet and has stashes of all kinds of beautiful yarn tucked away throughout her house. Sounds like my kinda gal! lol
Naturally, the first place I looked for inspiration for her gift was Pinterest. I wanted to make Jowita a crochet bag. Not a crocheted bag, but a bag made out of fabric that she could use to take along a crochet project. I couldn't find a pattern for this so I made up the design! I also couldn't find suitable fabric at crapola Fabricland for the front pocket. So, I bought striped fabric and cut it at 45° angles and sewed it back together to make this cool looking chevron design.
|The pocket is nice and huge so she can fit a few pattern books in it |
or even patterns printed from online and stuck in a page protector.
|Look at all those little slots for crochet hooks! On the other side there are |
4 larger pockets for rulers, scissors, pencils, etc.
My daughter made a pretty yellow and turquoise apron with matching potholder for her swap partner. She'll be posting her pics in the flickr group. From her other partner she received a pretty camera strap sleeve! She loves it.
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