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Project bag swap and free gift tags.

Hi everyone, recently I signed up for a project bag swap on Ravelry and this is what I sent my partner, it arrived safely and my partner was happy with it, so I can show you now!

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More photos below of project bag swap.
The free Spring pattern I designed and published on my last post is now nearly ready, I just need to make it into a little pillow to match the others. I also wanted to add, I made a little mistake in the pattern suggesting the wrong colour for the plant pot, it should be DMC 738 and not DMC 742, I will change it in the pattern.   
The Free Spring pattern is here
The Free Autumn pattern is here 
The Free Summer pattern is here
The Free Winter pattern is here
I have made a couple of bags this last week, one is a Paris themed bag with a matching notions pouch to fit my crochet projects inside, I will show that in my next post together with some new crochet bracelets I have made. (If you follow me on Instagram you will have seen the bracelets already!)
If you saw my last post some of you will know I am now on Instagram, the reason why I have not joined until now is because I did not have the technology, my sister let me borrow an old iphone but it would not update so I could not use it for Instagram. My generous husband purchased me a lovely new iphone for Christmas so now I can use it for uploading quick photos to Instagram.
Where can you find me?

I am stitching fairy on Instagram, Craftsy, Ravelry and Pinterest. 

Project Bag Swap  

I made this pretty little cupcake bag and attached one of my handmade by Lynn B labels to the side, it was lined with fusible fleece and white fabric, the fusible fleece really does make the bag nice and sturdy and gives a good finish. The bag fits quite a few skeins of wool inside with plenty of room for your circular  or double pointed needles.

I love these labels, I purchased them from The Stamp Art shop on Etsy 
I made this pretty little pin cushion with the little cupcake pin made from polymer clay and added the little felt cupcake key ring. 

Mini Cat Labels 

These labels were designed by me, copied from my Love to Knit pattern and incorporated into these labels.   
Just cut around the edge, punch a hole through the top and thread some ribbon and you have some pretty labels to attach to your hand made projects.
Some are gift tags and some are wash care labels.
The Love to Knit pattern is available from my Craftsy store here
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Until next time, happy stitching!
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. February 8, 2017 / 4:13 pm

    OOPS! I forgot to ask about your cupcake pin. Did you make this? If so, how do you do it? Would you be willing to make a tutorial on this? I'd like to give it a try because I think the pins make a cute "add-on" to gifts for stitching friends but I need lots of details on the how-to parts! Thanks for taking this into consideration Lynn.

  2. February 8, 2017 / 4:13 pm

    Thank you for sharing your project bag with us. It is certainly a cute idea with all the goodies inside. The little tags are a cute idea too. Did you have a pattern for the bag or did you assemble as you went along?

    I love your blog. I love your patterns too. Keep up the great work. I look forward to your "winter" fob chart.

  3. February 8, 2017 / 4:13 pm

    That is one super cute project bag! I'd have been thrilled if I was your partner. Well done!

  4. February 8, 2017 / 4:13 pm

    Hello Lynn, your swap gifts are beautiful and so professionaly made,I loved them.Thank you for the sweet seasonal crosstitch designs and the wee labels. I have tried to find you on insta. but not getting the right result. Not sure what I'm doing. Have a great week Shirley N.Z.

  5. February 8, 2017 / 4:13 pm

    Oh do I love your project baG – that material is perfection. Your pincushion is perfect – love the combo of fabric and cross stitch. I cannot believe you made that little pin head. I know the recepient of these goodies will be thrilled!!

  6. February 8, 2017 / 4:13 pm

    Wouw, what a beautiful gift you have made for this swap! I van understand that your partner is very happy with it *Ü*. Have you received something back already?
    Greetings again

  7. February 8, 2017 / 4:13 pm

    Such a beautiful swap gift, Lynn!
    Thanks for the links to all your wonderful projects – it's like Christmas! 😉

  8. February 8, 2017 / 4:13 pm

    Lovely exchange gift , your partner was a lucky lady.

  9. February 9, 2017 / 9:18 pm

    A great package you sent to your partner. I love the fabric.

  10. February 28, 2017 / 8:51 am

    Oh spring looks lovely with the other 2. Great stitching and finishing 🙂

  11. August 8, 2018 / 7:35 pm

    What a lovely swap you sent! I love the project bag, perfect fabric.