Friday, June 18, 2010

My side of the swap

I can now show you what I made for Janelle - without it spoiling the surprise. Happily, my swap package to her has arrived.
Janelle loves Babushka dolls and I love the Rose bags she makes - we had the makings of a fun swap. I decided a handmade card featuring one of her beloved dolls would fit the bill.
Janelle also mentioned that she likes selvedges. Yep. A girl after my own heart. ;o) It seemed to me that I needed (you know me and my penchant for bag making) to make a bag to put the Babushka dolls into and this is what I came up with...
a fun way to use those selvedges!

The bag is quilted,
trimmed with self-made piping and lined with Kaffe Fassett fabric. * The design for this bag is from Denise Clason's book, Quilted Bags and Totes. *

Here are the Babushka girls I made for Janelle in 'shabby chic' colours,

with a wee bit of selvedge to this doll.


The fabric combination on each doll varies,

but each has brown hair (like Janelle's real family).

Here they are for their 'group' photo. I hear that they're happily settled into their new home. ;o)

Thanks again for swapping with me Janelle!

12 comments:

  1. Ohhh, those private swaps are the best, aren’t they Katherine!? We also had so much fun making gifts for each other. I happily use your gifts and always think back at those moments I doubted what to make you...LOL!

    I totally love your babushka doll group and the selvedge bag is awsome!

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  2. are they the cutest girls around. brings a smile to my face today. well done...nice to see the sun a bit today isn't it?

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  3. gorgeous parcel for janelle......I am sure she would love it..........

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  4. What a pretty family of Babushka's- who wouldn't love them. Well done! Where do I sign up for a swap? Thanks for a lovely blog! Suz

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  5. My Daughter has named them all :) I took them to work today (I work in a fabric store!)& all the customers drooled over them. Thanks again xx

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  6. how fun! they're all so cute, and that selvedge bag is so unique! Janelle is one lucky girl!

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  7. Janelle showed me these today. They are absolutely delightful. Kim :)

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  8. Katerine, I love them! What pattern did you use for the bag? I save selvedges, also, and think that bag is a great pattern for them!

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  9. What a lovely parcel! The bag is great, specially with so many sweet Babushka dolls!

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  10. I love the whole thing! I want to swap with you, what a fab package! And the bag she made you is just gorgeous. So nice to get to trade with such talented ladies. :)

    Of course now I need to drop what I'm doing and dig out some fabric to make dolls . . . ;)

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  11. Love that photo of the dolls all peeking out of that fun bag - what a clever design.

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  12. Love all the swap goodies!!Your family of dolls in their selvedge bag is so sweet.

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