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
. Mouthy Stitches Round 2 was a total hit for me :)