I was so excited to have finished the Christmas cracker for my CQ Group and the Reticule Bag for my Uncle’s Friend’s daughter, that I have just been relaxing the last couple of days. So, here they are:
The outside of the Christmas cracker was supposed to be a Hussif. However, I wrapped fabric around the outside, and had to wrap the Cracker in paper, because the Hussif would no longer fit around the paper towel roll. LOL!
Since we do a dirty Santa, my Cracker was chosen and then stolen twice, ending up with the person who drew the last number. I must admit that I was pleased that it was a desired item.
Inside Front Cover with pocket and Needlebook.
Inside Center with pocket and scissor keep.
Center pocket and scissor keep.
Right Inside cover with pincushion and Thimble Keep.
Inside cover and back.
Back and front cover.
Now! I am so happy with the way the Reticule Bag turned out. I Crazy quilted the four sides and couched a purple and metallic piping along each of the seams. I lined the bag with a pale pink linen fabric, to help stabilize the bag and keep the internal wear & tear to a minimum. Hope you like how it turned out.
Open bag with Little girl and butterfly.
Open bag with mother reading to daughter.
Closed bag, two little girls playing music.
Closed bag, little girl with dress skirt full of blossoms.