Surprise surprise ... another post, another swap. As I type this, I am actually taking a little break from cutting out a brand new project that is for ME, not for a swap! Of course, I don't have pictures or anything, but I do have pictures of the Nikki tote.
I joined the Goodie Bag Swap, and my partner's mosaic showed lots of bigger bags (totally my style), and I decided to make one for her, one for me!! Choosing the fabric was difficult. I think my partner's taste may be a little brighter than mine. Now don't get me wrong, I like bright, but she seems to like bolder patterns.
I chose the Nikki tote for a couple of different reasons. First of all, I wanted something that would suit both of us. Secondly, I wanted something that I would use more than once! This pattern seemed like a perfect fit.
Anyway, I started with these three fabric choices:
Without giving anything away .. I have to tell you that my partner may or may not have commented on one of them (I don't have any idea if she will read this post, so I have to be careful not to give away the secret).
I ended up with this bag:
The pattern was very simple to follow. The only change I made was to add in an inside zippered pocket. Please excuse the dangling thread that I haven't trimmed yet.
Then, on to the second bag. I went bolder and brighter for this one:
I am super pleased with both to be honest .. and now I just have to decide which one is making the journey to it's new home : )