I am feeling quite positive about the Christmas making these days. What seemed insurmountable at the beginning of last week is starting to look more doable by the day. I have four more items to make after the two shown here. None of which have to be posted. Yay!
First up is a sneak peek of an item I have been making for someone who reads this blog. And also to show you that I have managed to do my first concealed zip. Not sure if I did it the 'right' way, but I think it looks good and that bright blue zip - the only one I had long enough - doesn't clash with the pink this way. Honestly, if it was for me I would have slapped that bright blue zip on there and let it show because we all know I like my colour, but I wasn't sure the recipient would feel the same way.
Then I made another tote. It is for my MIL, who most definitely does not read this blog, as she doesn't have a computer. So safe to show.
She once told me her favourite colour was green, so I pulled the green strips of Bliss from the Moda scrap bag, added in a couple of red, and teamed it with Kona navy. Deciding that it looked a little too humdrum like that, I broke out the red thread to give it a boost. I like the contrast. I hope my MIL does too.
Beautiful bag! I love the red thread touch!!ReplyDelete
I love that blue zip against the pink!! Well done on conquering a concealed zip though! The tote looks great, I'm sure she'll love it! I need to stop procrastinating and start writing Christmas cards...ReplyDelete
Lovely lovely lovely. Well done on the zipper, the blue looks fab!ReplyDelete
They are both fabulous! I better get a move on!ReplyDelete
The red thread looks very neat against the navy! As does the blue zip!ReplyDelete
The blue zipper looks very nice against the pink, but better to be safe than sorry. Looking forward to the reveal. The bag for your MIL is great -- I'm sure she will love it!ReplyDelete
I'm amazed at how you keep coming up with a totally different look to all these totes ! Another beauty. xReplyDelete
Beautiful makes, good for you!ReplyDelete
It loves great - she should love it!ReplyDelete
I love the secret flash of colour - I think I'd be forever finding and excuse to zip that baby!
LOVE that totebag! And I like the blue zip on the pink fabric - looks delicious! Can't wait to see the other gifts that you're making.ReplyDelete
Love that blue zip, and I recognise that fabric ;o) Great idea with the tote too!ReplyDelete
Having a flap over the zip is a bit like concealing racy underwear - no one knows it is there unless you choose to let them have a peek ;-)ReplyDelete
Your MIL will love that wee tote - you've put lots of thought into what she might like. Cushion zip looks so neat and tidy - a nice little zing of turquoise beneath the pink - look forward to the reveal of the full cushion.ReplyDelete
Love that blue zip against the pink. Well done on the concealed zip. The tote looks great too. Pleased to hear you are on the home stretch and all is in control. It should make for a nice relaxed Susan just in time for Christmas celebrations.ReplyDelete
Your MIL's tote is lined in my favourite fabric ever ...Oz. It looks fantastic.ReplyDelete
And Im with you ... a blue zip showing wouldn't have worried me since Im all about crazy amounts of colour but go you for doing your first concealed zip!
The tote bag is beautiful and I love the blue zip with the hot pink fabric!ReplyDelete
Love that blue zip under it's flap. It is like having a beautiful inner lining on a bag that only you know about. Your MIL will appreciate the bag as it is lovely and you spent time making it. Di xReplyDelete
Well done on your concealed zip! And your MILs bag is fabulous! Love the colour combo. JxoReplyDelete
Tick tick tick. It's nice to cross things off the list.ReplyDelete
She will Susan, she'll love it!ReplyDelete
Me loves a tote and your invisible zipper looks awesome.ReplyDelete
The zipper looks amazing - though I wouldn't mind letting it show either!ReplyDelete