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December 21, 2010

good morning friends. the countdown is on and i still have so much to do before the big day. presents to wrap, stockings to hang (the ones i just made yesterday), centerpieces to create, a house to clean, cookies to bake, stocking stuffers to buy, not to mention memories to be made with my little ones and mistletoe to find with my husband. but i thought i would just stop in and show you what i have been up to.

garden friends

last night i had a lovely girls night out with dear old friends. we have been girlfriends for 17 plus years and have walked through many life changes together. it is rare to have us all in the same country. so when we do get together, it is a sweet time. i made these beautiful gift bags for each of them. inside was another handmade gift. i love giving something so personal and unique to loved ones. there is nothing like giving of your time and creativity. it lets people know you care. and at the same time, not burdened that you spent money on them like they have to return the favor. because let’s face it, who really needs another gift card to the mall?

garden friends

garden friends

the amazing roben marie has a class going right now on how to create one of a kind sewn gift bags. when i saw her beautiful bags, i knew i had to learn more. this is what i have been making with what i have learned from her. please go check out her video to see more. i am having a ball! and if you are interested in taking her class yourself, go here. it is definitely worth the money!

mixed media gift bags

mixed media gift bags

mixed media gift bags

mixed media gift bags

mixed media gift bags

mixed media gift bags

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17 Comments leave one →
  1. December 21, 2010 12:05 pm

    These are wonderful! I love the tulle…it really makes the bags more special!

  2. December 21, 2010 12:38 pm

    Absolutely brilliant

  3. Chris permalink
    December 21, 2010 2:44 pm

    Your bags are beautiful. I love the turquoise against the sewing pattern. The tulle is a fab finishing touch.

    Must make a start on mine…. All I want for Christmas are more hours in the day!

  4. Lisa Hankins permalink
    December 21, 2010 4:18 pm

    These came out gorgeous! Love the tulle!

  5. Ruby permalink
    December 21, 2010 4:39 pm

    Thanks for sharing, your bags are beautiful and inspiring. I’m in the middle of making some and you have given me more great ideas. Aren’t they just so much fun!!!

  6. December 21, 2010 7:10 pm

    I’m taking the class but I’m so far behind that I haven’t gotten around to completing a bag. YOURS ROCK! Love the color and the tulle was inspired! Can’t wait to have time to finish mine! Thanks for sharing yours with us.

  7. December 21, 2010 10:39 pm

    Oh wendy those are gorgeous bagS! I adore them. 🙂 Looks like you had such a wonderful girls night out. 🙂 I hope you manage to get everything done before christmas! Wishing you JOY and LOVE for a wonderful Christmas my sweet friend..thank you for all the blessings you have given me this year. Love to you!

  8. December 22, 2010 5:14 am

    These are really beautiful! I took the class, but life stuff is holding me up…..hope to make after the holidays! Love your blog too!

  9. December 22, 2010 4:19 pm

    Those bags are awesome! I LOVE tulle!

  10. December 22, 2010 11:54 pm

    not only are they adorable, but they are sturdy too! i love mine wendy, and i feel so special that you gifted me with one! thanks for a wonderful evening…it was so good to be together. 🙂

  11. joanne permalink
    December 23, 2010 2:22 am

    So so pretty!!

  12. December 23, 2010 6:45 pm

    These are gorgeous. Will definitely be checking out the class. I love the cool colour palette you have used.

  13. December 25, 2010 3:05 am

    Just popping by to wish you and your family a beautiful Christmas! Joy, love and peace!

  14. December 30, 2010 6:51 pm

    Those bags are great Wendy! What lucky friends you have. I am sure they will cherish them!

  15. January 1, 2011 12:08 am

    Those are awesome!

  16. January 6, 2011 11:53 am

    I really LOVE your bags! And your photos with your friends are very sweet.

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