Friday, 19 October 2012

Not One Stitch Unpicked...

... so far today. It seems strange and unusual what with the way I have been sewing of late, but I have finished my Mouthy Stitches tote for my secret partner and not a minute too soon. I so hope she likes it because blood, sweat and tears has gone into the making of it.

I lined it with the orange seeds fabric, as it is one of my favourite oranges ever. And I made a very simple key fob - on the premise that my original idea of a key fob combined with a mini change purse for parking money was just a bit beyond my capabilities this week.


Despite all the ups and downs in the making of this tote, I like it, I like it a lot. We all know that I love my vibrant colours, but this is the first time I have combined orange, pink and yellow together and, for me, it works.

I inserted a simple pocket in the lining and also put in a little loop so that the clip (yet to be attached but coming soon) on the key fob can be clipped safe in the purse, and easily found upon my partner's return  home, or to their car.


So, for better or worse, my bit for Mouthy Stitches it ready for posting. And I have ticked a box in the Finish-A-Long too. Yay!

Susan

38 comments:

  1. Super cool! Very lucky partner!

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  2. It is absolutely gorgeous! I would love to get it .... think your partner will really love it!

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  3. Looks fantastic! Lucky partner :)
    Wow I think my phone is letting me comment today!!!

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  4. YIPPEE! YIPPEE! It's just super!

    Love, love, love your key fob!

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  5. It's a fab bag and fob Susan - yeah to a super finish!

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  6. As my step mom says: You have outdone yourself! It's fabulous:)

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  7. this is absolutely fabulous!! What a lucky partner you have!!I love it.(just in case she doesn't ..I would offer to take it off her hands LOL)

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  8. Well done on persevering after all the bag has thrown at you! It looks fantastic, your partner is going to love it

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  9. Just in case you don't know...I LOVE THIS BAG!!!!!!

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  10. I think everyone has said it all! Absolutely fantastic but I wouldn't expect anything less from you Susan!

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  11. beautiful ............well done !!

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  12. Ooh, I so wish I was in that swap.... :-)

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  13. I want it!!!! It's one of the nicest bags I have seen. Well done you! Hugs x

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  14. Its bloody gorgeous - well worth those sweary tears!

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  15. Well worth all the bloody sweat and tears!!! Gorgeous !!!!

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  16. That is so gorgeous. I really love that orange lining fabric. It's so vibrant. You have done good stitchness. The whole project is triumph, please take a bow!

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  17. Flippin' awesome! It's a stunner, and I love your key fob too! Worth all the angst I say! Jxo

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  18. Absolutely awesome, well worth the anguish of unpicking.

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  19. It is beautiful Susan, I love pink and orange together, I did a wedding cake with those colors this summer and it was gorgeous. The yellow really brings the two colors together and they all look wonderful against the blue.

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  20. Oh it's for better for sure - I love pink and orange together and your words are genius.

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  21. Oh wow this was well worth every drop of blood sweat and tears, it's stunning! So bright and vibrant, I am sure your partner will LOVE it. Well done for not giving up and for a fantastic finish. You are very clever :-)

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  22. That bag is fantastic - there is so much work in it! And your embroidery is looking the goods!

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  23. Your swap partner is going to freak right out when they receive this. Despite the trials and tribulations it is utterly gorgeous.

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