Sunday, July 17, 2016

Gift Sets Galore

Hello friends! Thought I would post some photos of some fun projects that I have been working on. So I'll "talk" and you'll scroll and hopefully I won't run out of pictures before I run out of words.... It started out when a friend needed a gift for a friend.....and well, it appears to have become my latest thing! 

When I was getting ready to make the first set, I knew I wanted to make my usual flat zippered bag set but I also wanted a flat-bottomed bag that would stand on it's own. I sat down to draft a pattern and though I knew what I wanted it to look like, I had to enlist the help of my husband to help me with the angles and the actual pattern. I will totally confess and own my spacial relations problem, I have a similar problem with directions. You say east or west, I hear blah, blah, blah....but you say right or left and I'm there!

Anyways, this purple gift set was the first set I made . I ended up making another for my ETSY shop because I loved the fabric so much.

I made a little heart package tie-on to coordinate with the gift set. OK, that was really fun!.....and really where this all began!

My personal favorite is this pink, gray and white set. I fell in love with gray a couple of years ago and I have always loved pale pink. So it's a winning color combination as far as I am concerned! I used some silk sari ribbon and pale pink tulle for the bow on the heart.

All of the inside linings coordinate nicely with the outside fabrics. This little gray and white dot print fabric looks sweet with the chevron and anchor print fabric.

The last one I will show you tonight (though I have more but it is too dark to photograph them) is this gray and white chevron print tote bag lined with a yellow and gray chevron print. I did a mix and match set of zippered bags for the tote. I love this set too.....

I stitched up a heart ornament from the yellow chevron to "tie it all together." ....added a gray bow and a cute little yellow satin flower.

I like the pop of yellow on these gray bags! 

I have really enjoyed creating these little gift sets.... and I have several other sets cut out and ready to stitch up.

Well it appears that I have run out of photos before running out of words so I will let you go for now. I have a very busy week ahead. My youngest daughter is coming home midweek for a very quick visit and I am really looking forward to that! She's turning 21 at the end of the month. I don't know where the time has gone.....

Before I let you go, I would like to ask that you please keep all of our law enforcement officers in your thoughts and prayers. It's been another heartbreaking day.......goodnight friends!