I am so sorry it has taken me so long to get photos uploaded to this gallery. My work recently blocked Craftster (how dare they!!), so it's been a slow-going process. Here are photos of a few of the things I sent Miss Barbara.
First up, the water bottle:
Miss Barbara loves all things orange and needed a water bottle that will clip onto a tote bag so that she can take it to and from work. I chose an Amy Butler print in Barbara's favorite color, made the base as big as the largest bottle I had in my house and made the body just as tall, too. The top has a drawstring closure, and the side has a grosgrain loop that can be attached to the:
Oversized Reversible Tote:
Miss Barbara not only loves the color orange; she also adores cherry blossoms. So, I found two cherry blossom-inspired prints in the color scheme she would like (gray is Alexander Henry and the buttercup side is Joel Dewberry). But, I fell in love with both prints and couldn't decide which should be the focus of the bag. So, the bag turned into a reversible project so that she could enjoy both prints at her own accord. There is a green silk ribbon trim along the edge, and 4 deep buttoned pockets. There is also a place on each side for the water bottle to be clipped onto the handle and still have support and not make the bag's top edge sag.
And the last things I have pictures of are the Tea Wallets. Miss Barbara asked for tea wallets in any shade of green. So, I created two wallets that hold 6 tea packets each. They close with a silk ribbon that Velcros shut.
And that's all I took pictures of. I completely forgot to take pictures of the Cloisonne turtle earrings I made her, and the adorable turtle coin purse and frog eraser I got her in Chinatown. Because she loves all things class and fairies, I got her a clear glass tea mug with a built-in glass strainer inside and "Fairy Blooming" teas.
I still need to upload the photos of the amazing things she sent me. I'm having to upload them one at a time, and there are QUITE A LOT!