Saturday, September 4, 2010

I'm Starting on Christmas!!

Cathy at Live Well, Laugh Often, Love Much is hosting a Christmas CountDown and a Giveaway for anyone who participates. Today is the deadline for this month and then Oct, Nov. and Dec 7 are the upcoming deadlines to enter. I appreciate Cathy getting me inspired to get started on my Christmas stuff!!



I made 13 drawstring bags for our family to use for Christmas gifts. I've made several of these in the past, but not any for our family. So I got out my Christmas fabric and got started. I have various sizes and prints. I also made some "Cars" bags for the little guys in my family. I still need to make more....some now and then I will probably add a few every year.


I think this will be a nice alternative to trying to find boxes, buying wrapping paper and tape and spending hours wrapping gifts every year. I think it will also be fun to get the bags out every year and remember what you got in that bag the previous year. A new family tradition that I think will be fun and a lot easier for me in the long run.

I have my next month's project cut out and ready to sew. I'm excited to get started and Thanks again Cathy for the inspiration!

4 comments:

Cathy said...

WooHoo!!! Sherry. I ♥LOVE♥ these gift bags!! and they could be reused -yay!! Great start on your Christmas gift making :)
I will link you up and enter you in September's Giveaway.
Hugz,
Cathy♥♥

gin said...

very good idea. the Christmas fabric is a lot like Christmas wrapping paper.

And, also I want to let you know I received my YOE package. I love the 2 pink octopus ornies. They are just perfect. The octopus candy is very unique, I never seen before. I will definitely make use of the octopus cards and the shark crackers. Thank you for the great package.

lorijo2003 said...

Sherry, do you have any pointers for making the bags? The one I sent in your AIW package was the first I've made and it was a struggle...I'm a "pattern" gal and when I am working without one...well, it's not so smooth. So, any pointers you have are appreciated!

stephanie said...

What a great idea, Sherry...I agree that this will be a great tradition for your family....

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