Monday, December 15, 2008

Gift Bags

I just love the way these little gift bags turned out. They were such fun to make. It's so satisfying when you have an image of how you want something to be, then you get to figure out how you want to do it. That is my favorite part about sewing.
These are going to contain sunflower seeds from our garden--not for eating though. They're for growing--so the recipient can start his or her own sunflower patch.
I'm making thumbprint cookies as I write this post. They're delightful--I've tried one already. I decided to go with the recipe in Ina's book, Barefoot Contessa Family Style. It's wonderful.

15 comments:

crunchy peas said...

seeds!!! brilliant idea. i'll have to remember that one. super cute.

Elfin Goddess said...

Hey! What a fabulously simple yet thoughtful idea!!!! You sure are one super earth goddess! Hope you're well! Cheerio!

Iris said...

Love this Mary Beth! The presenation is amazing!! My six year old saves the seeds from the pumpkins she plants herself and gives them as presents to her friends. She makes her own packaging too from colouring sheets of paper and folding them into little bags. I'll have to show her your idea as inspiration!

Carrie said...

Very nice.

christina said...

Very cute bags!

ames said...

Seeds, what a great idea! I should grow sunflowers next year too...I tried lat year but the seeds I got were duds I think. The bags look wonderful :)

Mmmmmm...thumbprints. We make our with cream cheese frosting and they are one of my favorites!

Theo-Ann said...

absolutely love your bag! It's so much fun to create something, isn't it?:) Keep up the great work.

periwinkle said...

lovely little bags - I'm on the hunt for some decent linen at the mo. At the end of last term Milo gave his teacher some sunflower seeds because she is a bright sunny person and she helped him to grow. Seeds are a brilliant idea..
Lisa x

Sarah said...

Those bags are darling. I love how you used the pinking shears for teh top. I've been sewing some bags to be used instead of wrapping paper this year, and I'm going to do that for the rest because it's so cute and it will save time.

Meredith said...

Adorable littl bags, may have my dd try them and Ina's thumprints are our favorites too, YUM! Happy week!

Meredith said...

Gee, I might want to check my spelling next time I comment :( Sorry!

Kelli said...

very very cute bags

Poppy and Mei said...

...sigh...XXxx

Beth said...

How cute! I love your idea of filling it with something that will keep giving!

Crystal said...

What a great gift!

You bags turned out beautiful.