This is Cynthia's latest book 'Quilts from Paradise' that she gave me this Christmas. Cynthia and her husband often travel to Fiji and she hopes one day to live there. This book was inspired by paradise places she visited. I'm so proud of Cynthia. My very creative friend. You can visit Cynthia on her web site HERE.
I made this tote-bag for myself last year. I love it so much that I thought my friends would like them as well. The butterfly pattern came from Leanne's House, and I found it in Homespun magazine. I love mine and received lots of compliments every time I use it. The bag with red butterfly applique is for Cynthia and the one below with yellow butterfly was for Linda (no blog).
Yes I made two of them. This one is for Linda (no blog) in Massachusetts. Both Cynthia and Linda get the same presents every year. Everything I make I multiply by two or in the case of heart ornaments I multiply by twelves!!!
I made this one last week. A colleague of mine who is a quilter made one for herself. She kindly gave me the measurements. I happened to have some handles that are perfect for this bag. I think this is going to be my birthday giveaway later on in the year.