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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Birthday Present FOR Joei

I just received a lovely e-mail from Joei to let me know that she received my Birthday present safely today!

As I wrote before that since our Birthdays are in the same month, and hers is on the 15th and mine is on the 14th, we talked and decided to do Birthday pressie exchange this year!
As it's quite tough to choose the design and moreover how to finish off (on the other hand it's fun, though!), we decided to pick which of our finishes we want to receive from the other.

Then, she asked me this tote bag for her Birthday!


As I'm not good with a sewing machine at all, I was very worried when I heard that she wants this tote bag from me, lol
And as I worried, I had a hard time to finish this off, lol

I stitched her initial "J", and patched blue base fabrics and made it into a tote bag.
The size of this bag is just A4.
I also added crochet flower and lace tag at the side.

I also have this bag in pink version
here, and it's very useful to put stitch stuffs in and take it out to outside!

Anyway, it's a pity this Birthday present didn't reach her in time...
But I'm so glad that Joei loves this bag!
I hope she had a wonderful Birthday!


From : "Charted Monograms for Needlepoint and Cross-Stitch"

27 comments:

Julie said...

Such a wonderful gift you made, very delicate and lovely.

Annie said...

You did a beautiful job on that.. such nice details. I'm sure Joei will treasure it.

staci said...

That is a gorgeous bag Yuko! How can you say you aren't good with a sewing machine? I think you're very talented :)

Carla said...

that's a beautiful tote bag...and an great birthday gift!

Olenka's Stitches said...

The tote bag you made for Joei looks so nice and dainty. Great b/d gift!

tammie said...

i love the idea of your tote bag its simply adorable and the intial in the middle is great. well done another fine job yuko.. lol

Adriana Ortiz said...

Hi Yuko, I just funded your blog!!!
And I like that bag, specially how you stitched the leather.
Regards
Adriana

Nancy said...

This is a lovely present for your friend Yuko! You did a wonderful job of sewing, and I love the fabrics you used and the initial in the center. The special touches are very sweet - crochet flower and lace tag! I think you do fine on the sewing machine!

Joei said...

Oh dear Yuko, you made an absolutely beautiful bag. I think you do great on the sewing machine. As always, your works never fail to impress me. Thank you so very much for the wonderful present. I'll definitely treasure everything.
Hugs.

Irene said...

You did a great job Yuko, it looks beautiful.

Carol R said...

A wonderful tote bag - just love it!

Marie said...

hi !
i am a little late to wish you an Happy Birthday.. sorry... but you are right,time flies...
what you sent to Joei and what you have received from her is beautiful !! you can be proud of your work at sewing machine, really.
take care,
marie

Susana de Argentina said...

Yuko!! sorry!! I´be late, for your birthday!! but, I send
you, all my love! I am strange to Naotaro! please I want more music by him!!! kisses!!

Susimac said...

Oh WOW Yuko its lovely, I can tell hat Joei loved it when I read her blog and no wonder she does its beautiful.

Jessie said...

Yuko, your handbag for Joei is absolutely beautiful! I'm sure she loves it with her favourite colour used too!

Ginny said...

What a lovely totebag. Your choice of colors is wonderful, and I like the added texture from the crocheted flower and the stitched initial. Great job!

Wendy said...

What beautiful pieces you have been making! I'm so sorry to have missed wishing you a Happy Birthday! I hope your day was a very special one.

angelasweby said...

Yuko, what a lovely birthday gift you have made for Joei. Your bags are beautiful and useful too. The trimming is especially pretty. I love the little crochet flower. It gives the bag a shabby chic look :>) Your pink bag is beautiful too. It is nice to personalize them with these pretty initials.

Happy belated birthday wishes. September 14th is a very special day. It is the day of the Holy Cross and Rula (Stavroulla) celebrates her nameday on this day :>)
Warm hugs as always Angela

Les Cotrions said...

Hello Yuco! Very nice your tote bag!!! Joei must be very happy to receive a so lovely gift!!!
Have a nice week end!
Greetings from Italy!
Vale

Sally said...

The tote bag is absolutely beautiful Yuko:)

Susan said...

The tote is lovely, Yuko!

sari.i. said...

What a lovely bag, Yuko!!! :)

cara said...

Dear yuko,

oh you again fantastic stuff, just beautiful. pity that I have so little time, your inspriration missing me. it is nice to see your pictures.

have a nice weekend

hughs
karin

Hazel said...

Wow! Beautiful bag. Well done. xx

Hazel said...

Wow and just to say you got a lot of beautiful birthday gifts and the stitchers wallet from Joei is amazing!!!! xx

Andrea said...

A beautiful gift.

Carol said...

What a lovely gift for your friend!