Monday, 16 November 2015

Gift wrapping....

After finishing the piecing of my Snow Happy Heart Quilt blocks was crossed off my sewing 'to do' list, the next item on there was to make a few gift bags.  I think nothing is nicer than to receive a gift with a hand made touch.  There are so many quick and easy tutorials to follow for making little gift bags that I thought I should try and make a few.  Here are the results...




I used this tutorial and the two resulting little bags I made are really cute! 


I did try a couple of different ways from the way shown to box the corners of the bags and I still have another idea to try, so I shall be making some more! 





Speaking of hand made gift wrapping, I think you will go a long way to beat this really pretty book 'cuff' which Mary Anne of Magpie's Mumblings made and wrapped around the book that I was lucky enough to win in her blog giveaway recently. It arrived here at the end of last week.


Thank you for the beautiful book Mary Anne.... I am excited to try out some of the silk ribbon embroidery ideas and an extra thank you for making the prize so pretty with your hand made wrapping! I really appreciated it! 

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  1. A gift so beautifully packaged! This makes even more fun! And thanks for the link to the tutorial. I save myself the same times!

    Greeetings Marion

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    1. Thank you Marion! I really like sewing these little bags.... they are so quick and easy to make! Have a lovely week! Christine x

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  2. Taking the time for an extra touch always brings a smile. Have a wonderful day. Janita

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    1. Thank you Janita! It certainly does! Have a lovely week! Christine x

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  3. Strangely enough I came across this tutorial just the other day - how long did a bag take to make?

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    1. They are really quick.... about 30 mins to 45 mins. The nice thing about them is that there is little to no hand sewing to close turning gaps, etc. Have a go they are really fun! Christine x

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  4. Cute little bags! I think I may have that pattern somewhere. I need to dig it out.

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    1. Thanks Sunny! You should... they are super quick to make and a lot of fun! Christine x

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  5. Wonderful gifts you've conjured up . I also think that there is nothing better than a homemade gift that comes from the heart . Greetings Sandra

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    1. Thank you Sandra! It is always lovely to receive something hand made! Christine x

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  6. Hi Christine,oh those bags are so cute,i love them and congrats on your lovely win xx

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    1. Thank you Shez! I am really going to enjoy the book! Have a lovely week! Christine x

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  7. So glad the book arrived - have fun with it! (btw - your little bags are really sweet - they'd be a gift in an of themselves without putting anything else inside).

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    1. Thank you again for the lovely book Mary Anne! I am excited to see what new SRE stitches I can learn! Christine x

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  8. Great wrapping of the book - lovely! And those pouches are gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you! It was a lovely extra touch which made the book even more special! Christine x

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  9. Liebe Christine,
    das sind ja nette Täschchen und so schöne Stoffe hast Du gewählt.
    Liebe Grüße
    Monika

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    1. Thank you Monika! The bags were a lot of fun to make.... all Tilda fabrics!! Christine x

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