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More bags

These little bags make a great gift idea that only takes about an hour or two to complete.  Of course, when making 28, it takes a bit longer.

The small “what-not” bags I sewed together for our church’s fundraiser are finished.  Some are made with vintage fabrics from the 1950s, 60s, and 70s and some are from this century.Small notions bagsEach one is different in some way.  Some have different zipper colors or different lining fabrics, or both.

Small notions bags

Now to pack them up and get them to the church for the Christmas Tea this Saturday.

Gift idea

Need a fun and unique gift idea for families and friends?  Enter the Peppermint Pig sold exclusively by Saratoga Candy Company!

I’ve sent these delicious confections to family and friends for at least five years and will continue to do so each year.  Children LOVE this and adults have just as much fun.  Check out this post from a while back.

Note: I received no compensation from Saratoga Candy Company.  I like their products and thought you might, too.

 

What-not bags

In my never-ending quest to reduce the junk, I mean stuff in my house, I decided (at the last minute) to make 25-30 small bags to donate to my church for an upcoming fundraising tea and luncheon. These bags can be used for craft projects, cosmetics, pens, pencils, crayons, baby supplies, gift bags….

Box bags are too time-consuming so I’m sewing another bag similar to the ones shown at the bottom of this post.

Using some new as well as vintage fabrics from iPad aunt’s and my M-I-L’s fabric stash along with zippers from my stash, I hope to be finished with this project by the end of the week.

Cutting the outer fabric, lining fabric and fleece interfacing takes a lot longer than one might expect.

I also have the bags broken down by thread color so I can set up an assembly line and whip through them quicker.

So that’s what I’ve been doing lately.  Any last-minute projects taking up your time?

I’m HOME

Yes, yes, yes, I’m back home!

But I can’t rest just yet.  Our daughter and family are coming here on Friday for Thanksgiving.  They will be here for the weekend then go to our S-I-L’s family for a few days and then head back to Colorado

It will be so much fun to see them again so soon (since I just left them) but I have a few things to do by Friday evening.

Are you expecting guests for Thanksgiving?