Monday, October 29, 2012

It's Here! My Tote Has Arrived!

It's funny.  While I was stitching away making my Mouthy Stitches tote for my partner, I kind of forgot that someone else was making one for me!  I know totes were jumping up daily in the flickr photostream, but I was looking at them more as inspirational eye candy to give ideas on the many ways you can personalize the tutorial.  I had not been thinking of one of these bags as mine.

Still, the postie arrived with a gorgeous little package for me over the weekend.  It was PERFECT timing as I was feeling ill for the past few days and had formed a little nest on the couch.  I was there for days, but perked up as soon as my parcel arrived.  Look at what I found inside!

All wrapped up in green....


Wait!  Who is this little cutie?  


The wrapping paper quickly became Clarkson's.  Nothing makes him happier than a sunbeam and paper that crinkles when he sits on it.  That's one happy cat, right there.


The tote!  Look at this gorgeous tote! This beauty was made by Kerry of Penny Dog (the shop) and blog.  Do take a second to hop over to Kerry's flickr photostream.  She makes beautiful things!

Oh, this tote is so pretty!  Can you see the swirly quilting?  Can you see she even stitched little red flowers into the front garden of the house?  How awesome is that?  And the sheep.  The beautiful little appliqué sheep.  Awesome.


On the back you can see her FMQ skills with the loopy quilting.  How cool!


And inside is a delicious bright floral print.  I love this lining.  Love it, love it.  I don't know the print name/designer, though.  Can someone tell me?  Kerry?  I'd love more of this for the old stash.


I wish I was smart enough to take a photo of the key fob....Kerry made a beautiful selvedge key fob that is attached to my car keys...that are off with my other half for the day.  I bet he looks manly with that hanging out of his pocket :)  

Kerry, thank you.  Thank you to, co-mamas Susan and Hadley.  Mouthy Stitches Round 2 was a total hit for me :)



19 comments:

Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts said...

It is beautiful! Lucky you! And round 2 was a total hit for me too!

Diary of a Flutter.Kat said...

very nice!!
I can't wait until my partner receives hers. It must be any day now surely. Eeek.

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's a wonderful bag!!

Kerry said...

Aww thank you Cindy- the lining is by Keiki for Moda from a range called Oops a Daisy

Allison said...

I hope you are feeling better soon!
Your tote is lovely, and that lining fabric is just fantastic. You can practically hear it screaming 'stash me, stash me!' haha, good luck finding some :)

cheeky monkey said...

Lucky you! Not only your postman shows up on the weekend he also brings you amazing parcels! This tote is great :)

Cindy Sharp said...

Beautiful bag. Hope you are feeling better.

Isisjem said...

What a lovely pouch - yes that lining is giving me a case of the wanties! Hope you're feeling better now.

Flying Blind... said...

So glad your tote arrived to cheer you up - its a bright beauty!

Sewing Princess said...

How cool! Love your tote

Sarah said...

yay! Glad you got one you like :-)

Patchwork and Play said...

Perfect for you! Great design!

Nicky said...

Great Tote! I was so initmidated making for Kerry! She does make great stuff - I saw her doggy quilt at the NEC with Susan!

Glad you are happy - me too!

Strawberry Patch said...

Gorgeous! It was indeed a great swap, clever mamas!

Lynne said...

Lovely! I'm glad it made you feel better!

CathyK said...

What a beautiful tote!!!! Thank you for sharing.

Annabella said...

It's perfect for you Cindy and a gorgeous tote - glad you are feeling better.x

diane said...

lucky you, it's lovely

Linda Coleman said...

you lucky thing, I love that tote

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