Saturday, November 15, 2008

Craft Day

This afternoon I brought out my portable sewing machine and whipped up a some gift bags with some fancy Christmas material.

These gifts are going to some very special people so I'm mailing them early to make sure they arrive in time for the holidays!

First I started with an assortment of these fun cookie cutters! My friend N. and I went shopping earlier this week and we picked out six sets of them.

We looked and looked for something to wrap them in and that's when I decided to make my own gift bag. So I stopped by the bargain bin at the fabric department and picked up a metre of this beautiful see-through Christmas material. Then I picked up a roll of gold ribbon to use as a drawstring.

So today I cut out the material using my rotary cutter and mat. ( If you've never had the chance to cut with one of these gadgets, you're really missing out. I use mine every time I sew.)

Then I sewed up the edges and finished the top edge making a pocket for the drawstring. So simple.

And since I wanted to keep the cookie cutters from getting all bent and out of shape while in transit, I wrapped them in some holiday tissue paper.

They slid right into the bag as if it was made for them..hee hee.

And Tada!! This was a simple project which took about an hour and a half to do 6 of them.

I hope you enjoyed your visit and I'd love to know what kind of Christmas crafts you might have in mind for this year.



Kelli said...

What a wonderful and creative gift, Jessica!

Mrs. Julie Fink said...

How beautiful! I love cookie cutters! What a nice gift to give.

Carla said...

How darling is that! I love that material!

Lynn said...

What a super, simple Christmas gift idea. I've been working on cross stitch ornaments for a couple months, but they are taking longer than I expected. I also got a butterscotch cookie mix-in-a-jar recipe off the internet that I want to try, to see if I like the finished product enough to give as gifts :) Thanks for sharing your idea.

Anonymous said...

You have a beautiful blog. I haven't had luck at all with my rotary cutter.