Saturday, 27 December 2014

Christmas Gift Bags

Happy Saturday dear friends, I hope you've survived the wonderful festive craziness - all that fabulous food and time with family and friends for many of us.  I always spare a thought for those less fortunate, who may be spending Christmas alone, sick or homeless and give thanks for the Blessing of my family and friends - and not just for the holiday season.

The sun is shining in my little part of Cornwall at the moment, such a welcome change after the last couple of days of rain and dark skies, we are luckier than many parts of the UK who have had snow overnight - stay safe if you are affected by snow and ice in your part of the World.

The project I'm sharing with you today is a set of gift bags I created to give to some of my pals as wee Christmas gifts.

Here they are nestled under my mini tree
and a close up shot of a couple of them

I sewed the bags using some Christmas fabric I had in my stash and added silky red cord for a tie.

The gift tags were created using the large tag die from the Stampin'Up! 'Chalk Talk' stamp and die bundle.  The sentiment and snowflake were from a set of Sizzix HeroArt stamps and dies, stamped with SU! white ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  The bags contained some yummy chocolates for the festive season.

I'm looking forward to getting my new (Christmas Pressie) sewing machine onto the table today and having a lovely play and 'get to know you' session with it.  I have a project in mind for today, again using up some fabric scraps.... watch this space.

Have a great day, whatever you have planned. 


Linda said...

Very yummy chocolates - thank you so much Wynneth x

Kathyk said...

Your bags look fabulous, I bet your pals were DELIGHTED to receive them. Happy New Sewing Machine - ENJOY! Already looking forward to seeing what you make with it first ........?

Seasons Greetings


Debs M said...

fabulous makes Wynneth - enjoy your new machine x

Lauren Hatwell said...

A new sewing machine! How EXCITING! Can't wait to hear all about it. LOVE your fabulous gift baggies and I know your pals will do. They are SO festive. LX

SARN said...

Hi Wynneth . . .hope you had a marvellous Christmas and have enjoyed getting to know your new sewing machine.

Wishing you a Happy New Year.

Off to browse your blog for a while now . . . . Hugs, Sarn xxx

Lilian said...

Great bags Wynneth,

Alexeya said...

Beautiful bags! Very much looking forward to seeing the creations from your new sewing machine. x