This Year’s “Thing”…

Every year I seem to have a “thing” – that is a repeated gift or item that gets remade for pretty much anyone I know.  This year’s thing has come about by accident really whilst looking to dress up a bottle of wine as a gift as something a bit more special (it occurs that I spend a lot of time doing this).  So wine bottle gift bags take their place as this year’s thing.  I particularly like the idea that they can be regifted by the person  you give it to, seems like a very green and practical thing to do.  I know some people don’t like regifting but I don’t have much of a problem with it, well certainly less of a problem with it than with things lying around useless at the backs of cupboards.

So the first two, pictured together, are quite sensible as they are for my Dad’s birthday and all his wrapping is on a silver, red and black theme.  Both are made of scraps of material left over from other projects.  The second one (the bunny) is notably less sensible.  I’ve made a few of these for Easter.  These are made from a cheap fleece blanket from Tesco – and I’ve still got quite a lot left over to play with.  I’m quite intrigued by the idea of making different shaped gift bags and so I’ll be experimenting with this throughout the year. 

I have cheated a bit though and ordered some quite luxurious silk fabric and some short peacock feathers to make some really fancy ones for people’s birthdays but it was only a metre of fabric, I should have plenty left over, and lots of other excuses to justify why I couldn’t resist 🙂 Well if you don’t buy some new stuff, you can’t have scraps to craft from.  Photos to follow once my pretty things

arrive…

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