For this challenge, I'm submitting the package that was sent out for my very first swap.
It was in the Ongoing Wish Swap Round 115, which can be found here:http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=439454.0;all
I claimed Grab a coffee for a recipe binder and some Christmas gift bags. (I made 2 binders, about a dozen gift bags, and sent a few extra items as well.) For the recipe binders, I started with two 3-ring binders and made reversible covers for them. The wider binder has a fabric pocket on the outside front, for quick access to notes or things being worked on. It also has pocket on the inside, and a cord to use as a bookmark. The fabrics are: a brown to match her kitchen, and a floral-on-cream with gold glitter (she mentioned liking cream with glitter).
The smaller recipe binder (for desserts and special occasions) is covered in a cream fabric that has very small gold glittery speckles all over, and a touch of wide cream lace on the corner. I added gathered lace and a button that looks like a wood circle (she is collecting wood circles for a project). The binder has the floral-on-cream fabric on the inside, plus reverses to the floral-on-cream outer covering for a different look.
Before the button was added:
Inside shot, special occasions recipe binder:
Since Grab a coffee had mentioned holiday gift bags, I made some in various sizes and with various fabrics and trims. Some have drawstring closures, and others have velcro.
I tucked a few magazines (on her wish list) into a gift bag, added some Starbucks coffee (on her list), some local chocolate and postcards, and a circle of wood for her project (on her list).
** See her pics in the gallery here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438694.440
It was a wonderful experience and I hope Grab a coffee liked the items as much as I enjoyed making them for her.
Thank you for reading!