Thursday, 15 December 2011

making last minute gifts

I mean REALLY last minute, not for Christmas but for tomorrow!!
It dawned on me I had nothing for the boy's teacher and teaching assistant so I set to work. I'm low on zips - 2 left and they're already bagsied. I also lack any felt to make cute ornaments or something. So I decided to make Jeni's lined drawstring bags using her wonderful tutorial! She has such great taste (vintage sheets and pyrex - yum!!), a lovely, positive attitude, a rabbit called George and a great blog called In Color Order. If you've not visited her (and I doubt that!!), you must.

sorry about the flash! Believe me these look much prettier in real life!

These bags came together quickly, I needed to make two and I only used 4 fat quarters (and still had good scraps). I had to make the main exterior fabric 8.5" x 10.5", but what's 1/2" really?!

I filled it with some nice goodies - nail polish and a bit of Clarins (I really hope they NEVER read this but I get the stuff from a friend I used to work with - can't afford nice skincare anymore!!). Although I easily could have kept it for myself so passing it on is still very kind even if I didn't spend a lot!! I'm guessing they're going to get a lot of chocolate so I wanted to give them a different treat :)

I loved making them and am going to make one for my nephew and fill it with sweets, I also have 2 quilts to make for my nieces and 2 more zip pouches before Christmas. Then I am going to get very drunk ;)

I'm linking up to making rebecca lynne and seeing what you've all been doing this fine Thursday!!
Her posts are always great but this week it's especially wonderful and I would love for everyone to read her touching post today :)




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10 comments:

  1. As usual, you have made lovely, thoughtful gifts for these lucky teachers. Love the fabric you are using, it is really pretty.

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  2. Hey, nice drawstring bags!! And "bagsied", what a great word!! I'm curious what your zippers have been bagsied for?? ;-) I mentioned you in my blog post today, see if you can find it. ;-)

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  3. Go go go go go go go! I know you can do it Lucy! Just imagine your own pep squad over here in WNY!

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  4. Love the bags, Lucy! They'll be thrilled. What a fun gift. :o) That's quite a bit to do before Christmas but you can do it! Just listen to Rebecca cheering for you. And picture me doing the one-man wave for you in CA. ;)

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  5. You are doing so well Lucy!

    Keep it up and you will get there!

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  6. Wonderful bags - I'd love those gifts if I were a teacher - much nicer than chocolates!

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  7. Gorgeous little bags!!! Perfect gift for a teacher...

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  8. Perfect gifts - I bet they loved them!!

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  9. Super cute bags, Lucy! I was really glad when we got a note sent home from preschool requesting no gifts for the teachers. But I will admit to being very nervous that I would still see every other child walking in with gifts! You crack me up with your "getting drunk" bit. We both know how little that takes!

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  10. You're sweet! Love how your bags turned out! :)

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