I'll hopefully have a couple of Christmas craft fairs to attend and I'm working on getting my Folksy shop stuffed to the brim with lovely things (as well as making a few special things for friends and family for a proper 'homespun' Christmas!).
I showed you previously some Christmassy applique I was working on in this post.... And here's a pic of what one of them has been turned into -
It's a sweet little drawstring gift bag. I was thinking these would make a great alternative to the paper gift bags, these are re-usable so can be used to store toys, make up, snacks, nic-naks etc or can be used year after year as gift bags! This one's a medium sized one measuring approx 7"x8". I made really tiny ones last year which I filled with chocolates to be hung on the Christmas tree.
I'm sorry - I know it's far too early for pictures of Christmas trees...
I also made a few bags in larger sizes last year (approx A4 size) specifically for storing my 'special' tree decorations and to keep them safe and clean while they were stored away in the horrible attic!
I've got a few other appliques ready for turning into more medium sized bags, and also a few pretty appliques for making somewhat 'wintery' cushions! Hopefully I'll also have time to do a few personalised bags for that extra special touch.
I managed to pick up this little lot today -
I can't wait to sit down and have a play with it all! The ribbons will look fantastic on the drawstring bags and I think the fabrics would make some gorgeous Christmassy patchwork.... better get it in the washing machine so I can start sewing with it as soon as it's dry!