as i had mentioned in an earlier post i was emailed a while back by someone who was looking for a good home for her old issues of Craft and Adorn magazines. (really...she was soooo incredibly generous, and i'm so lucky to have come in contact with her!!!) we decided that in exchange for the magazines i'd make her a Kimberly bag. the hardest part was trying to decide which fabric to use! i finally settled on Sandi Henderson's tortoise plaid breeze. it's something i bought a while back but hadn't cut into yet because i didn't know what purse to make out of it!! the good news is i had enough for the swap, AND enough to make one more (which of course i haven't yet, but that is the plan!) the inside is just a solid brown, but i did add some little beads to the zipper pull ( my little cousin said she wished the zipper was slightly larger when i gave her her bags, so i thought the beads could dress the purse up a little and help with pulling on the zipper!)
and in return these are all the goodies i got!!! (they even came wrapped up so cute-i looooved the flower!) it's been such a week, i've hardly had a chance to really go through them all, but i have been able to skim and i like what i see!!! i'm so excited! this week has been a great week for mail!! first the marie claire idees, now this!!