Monday, March 28, 2011

Christmas through the Year!!!

I'm currently on a small respite.  My mother is between surgeries and I've been able to attend to some of the (much neglected) other parts of my life.  With that said, I have to tell you a funny thing.  I won a washbasket full of fabric at guild (we had a variation of a Chinese auction that night).  All the fabric was donated by members and was fabric people no longer wanted.  Here is a look at my washbasket after I washed all the cloth:
Say, do you know what that bear fabric is?  YES!!!!  That is tablecloth material from the 1980s.  I know because my best friend had a whole bear ensemble of this fabric way back then when our kids were little.  It's a rather course polyester blend and I received ROLLS of this.  Now me, I love a challenge so I thought this was a blast.  At first, I intended to make placemats and did one prototype but didn't care for it.  So did this instead:


Yup more gift bags!  So far I've done about a dozen of them and have cut out another dozen to make.  I like these small projects that I can finish in a short time.  I think I need the satisfaction of that these days.  Will post more projects later this week.......

11 comments:

Shelley said...

I remember those bears. So cute! You scored big time!! They are perfect for gift bags! Glad you got a chance for some "me" time!!

free indeed said...

An elderly neighbor just gave me loads of fabric! I've been washing up a storm. NOt sure if I want to hang on to all of it, but I was looking for ideas to use it up....she had quite a bit of 80's fabrics in there and pillow panels galore...I like your bags!

betsy said...

Haha! Wonderful gift bags. I remember that fabric!! Glad you had some time to create these!

Allie said...

WOW Mickie those are great! What a perfect win for your Christmas projects - don't forget to go link up on my blog, I finally did the Linky post!

Sandra :) said...

Great bags - I think you'll be able to give bags as gifts and present them IN a bag, lol!

shez said...

Mickie what a great idea and love that you made it a challenge,well done.

Val said...

Your gift bags look so cheerful. A great Christmas finish for this month.

BubzRugz said...

A lovely way to use up the fabric.... excellent auction win...
Hugz

VivJM said...

Fabulous use of the fabric, well done!

Loralynn said...

Great bags! I love the idea of reusable christmas bags!

Val said...

Oh I just love these!!!! Isn't Allie motivating? I am so proud that I joined in on her Christmas fun.