Kat has an amazing collection of vintage patterns, so much so that she runs a separate website just to catalogue them all. She is also very organised with her fabric and notions collections. Such an organised and imaginatively creative person could surely want for nothing that she couldn't create herself...
So instead of looking at her sewing world, I took my inspiration from the recent addition to her home, a lovely baby boy. This gave me some direction to chose bright, bold blues but not what to use them for. Then I asked the blogging community for some help, which turned up this little gem:
|Nautical detail of my International Craft Swap.|
Can you guess what it is yet?
|Lunch bag made at Nessa's Place for Kat.|
This is a lunch bag meant to carry those square compartmentalised Bento boxes. It has a drawstring lid to keep things from falling out.
Really it could be used for anything = small crafty projects or even for little boys to collect all their toys and treasures inside. I'm sure there will be lots of uses for this Nautical bag. I hope Kat finds it useful.
|The lunch bag has a draw string opening and is fully lined.|
I did make a practice one before I made this one, which I blogged about previously.
In ConclusionThis challenge brought up lots of food for thought. What to make for someone who can make things for themselves, along with a lot of 'what will she think' worries. But in the end, it is only a small gift and it really is the thought that counts - the idea of having a handmade gift arrive in the post from the other side of the world, a special something that somebody has put a lot of thought and time into creating, just for me. That is a heart warming thought in deed.
And finally, the 'what will she think' worries? I have learnt that all sewing bloggers really want to encourage and support one another with kindness and a generosity of spirit.
IT HAS ARRIVED! Yay! And Kat likes both the bag and the little gifts I sent. She is planning to take her lunch to work in this tomorrow. Success.