I had been wondering whether I could make them something as a thank you, and then they mentioned to my hubby that whenever they have loads of things to think/decide/pray about, they put them all in a hat, draw out one and discuss that one. Perfect! I had been waiting for an excuse to try out Jeni's drawtsring bag tutorial, and this was it.
First up, cutting.
The fake patchwork fabric was a birthday present from my good friends Matt and Kirsten.
It's perfect for Raych, and I'm sure Dave will be OK with it!
Next was the exciting bit - getting to use my new embroidery hoop! It was a Christmas present from my in-laws, and I loved using it. I felt a bit like I was in Pride and Prejudice :)
Then I sewed the pieces together...
... and, ta da! One lovely little bag.
Jeni's tutorial was great. Very clear and simple to follow. I'd definitely recommend you give it a go! I gave the bag to Dave and Raych a little while ago while on one of my many pop-round-for-a-shower trips, and Raych described it as the prettiest bag she'd ever seen. So I think it's fair to say it was well received!
Gotta love the button fabric
I'll be linking up to Finish It Up Friday and TGIFF (hosted by Kit) and checking out what everyone else has made too :)