Monday, 6 November 2017

Strawberries and Roses Bag

In quieter moments last week, I made a special gift for a lovely girl having a birthday.  A re-usable calico bag, a pretty vintage doily, some soft lace and a fabric printed with little red strawberries sewed up into this  sweet project bag:

A little love heart button. 💗

 Cross-stitch roses.

Sweet strawberries.

A pink ribbon for a drawstring.

The crafting book & a little bundle of supplies to put inside.

I made this bag in the same way I have made others using the calico bags I sometimes buy my flours in. It's a very simple way to re-purpose a bag. It can then be reused over and over again as a project bag that holds a little craft or knitting project OR it can be passed on many times over as a gift bag.

Inside this particular bag, we put a wonderful craft book with many project ideas very suitable for a young girl learning embroidery and a little bundle of craft supplies to get her started. I can't wait to see what she makes! I hope too that her special bag will hold many craft projects over the years to come.

Meg






26 comments:

  1. Oh Meg I’m lost for words. Firstly, you are very talented and creative. The thought alone is enough to make anyone happy. The birthday girl will feel all the love when she receives her gift I’m sure.
    Kylie

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    1. Thanks, Kylie. I enjoyed sewing it up and finding a use for a lovely vintage doily. It was received with a lovely smile. Meg:)

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  2. Just beautiful Meg, I love it. Have a lovely day,
    Fi

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    1. Thanks, Fiona. I think the fabrics and colours work really well together. Meg:)

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    1. Thanks, Kathy. I think the little strawberries are so sweet. Meg:)

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  4. Such a great way to up-cycle a calico bag. You have done a fantastic job Meg, it looks really pretty, and I a sure the special recipient is going to love it!

    xTania

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    1. The calico flour bags are perfect for upcycling. They work really well because they are easy to stitch into and they don't necessarily need a lining. The birthday girl did indeed like her sweet bag. Meg:)

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  5. What a sweet birthday gift! Something I'm sure she will treasure for years to come.

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    1. I hope she will use it to hold many projects, Jan. It's lovely for younger people to learn some crafting skills. Meg:)

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    1. Thanks, Cheryl. I am really happy with how it turned out. Meg:)

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  7. Lovely gift! The trouble you went to will be most appreciated. I wish I could be as creative with gifts.

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    1. Thanks! There are lots of simple, easy tutorials for gifts you can make on the internet if you are looking for ideas. I get a lot of inspiration from others too. Meg:)

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  8. That is just beautiful Meg. Such a thoughtful gift. I love the uniqueness of a homemade gift. It is a one off design and no one else will have one just like that. So special.

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    1. Thanks, Belinda. I love to make homemade gifts, especially ones where I can repurpose or upcycle something like these calico bags. Meg:)

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  9. How lovely, Meg. The fact that you were able to repurpose a bag makes it even more special. Love the doiley on it as well.

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    1. I think the doily is just gorgeous, Chel. I've had it a really long time waiting for the right project to use it with. Meg:)

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  10. That is absolutely gorgeous, Meg! I love the detail. The colors and textures look lovely together. What a sweet gift.

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    1. It's lovely to be able to put things together to make something nice. It was a sweet gift for a sweet girl. Meg:)

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  11. What a great birthday present. I'm sure they'll love it! Wonderful crafting, on your part too.

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    1. Thanks! The birthday girl was very happy with her special bag. Meg:)

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    1. The birthday girl is lovely so it was nice to make something sweet for her. Meg:)

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  13. That is very cute and a gorgeous gift! :)

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