Thursday, November 19, 2009

A Good Idea

Dear Mom,

I found this good idea somewhere on the internet. I can't take credit for it and it is one of those "why didn't I think of that????" ideas. I am loving it so much that in the spirit of the season, I will share it with you.

Got fabric scraps?.....yep, I know you do.

Got ribbon?.....yep, that too!

 These are fabric gift bags, made using leftover fabrics that were too pretty to throw away and in quantities that begged to be used for something else. The fabric has been sitting in a trunk in the yarn/sewing/guest room waiting to be something special.
A straight cut or two, a couple of quick seams and some pinking shears to the top edge and a gift bag is born. Add some coordinating ribbon and the gift is wrapped. No paper to cut, tape and watch wrinkle and tear.  Bags made to fit the gift and an excellent use of things on hand.

I was so excited about this that I "wrapped" 5 gifts yesterday! I am feeling so far ahead of where I usually am at this time of year that I am clearly in denial about some critical holiday something or other. ...... Like last year when we forgot to make cookies for Santa and remembered when we were at church on Christmas Eve. We decided that Santa might be ready for a break from cookies and milk and maybe we would leave him a beer and peanuts instead. Gotta do whatcha gotta do.