My efforts paid off big time. Remember the little felt elf shoes I made hoping to entice some little elves to come and help me with my lists of projects? I am happy to say the elves arrived and definitely helped me! Thank you elves. We made bags...several bags. Great for market or any shopping. Great for running errands and delivering packages at this time of year too. Great for gifts.
Lots of pockets to hold all those small items. Fabrics that are serene yet pretty and sturdy.
Soft colors that coordinate. Ribbons tied to keep the sides contained or they can be untied to really hold larger items.
I think pulling together the fabrics is a fun part of the process. Cutting all the pieces is not my favorite part but the elves didn't mind so much. They were so helpful knowing how much I needed to get these done as they are gifts for dear ones on my list.
Each bag also has the removable bottom for wiping any spills that may happen. Strong and sturdy.
The elves really enjoyed eating my pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting for energy. Thank you elves. You have saved my sanity.
I post this tip every year as I begin my process for wrapping gifts. I use a pallet knife for cutting my rolled papers. This is the safest way I have found that actually works and makes a nice clean cut edge on my paper. I share this because my mother who could wrap fabulously used a pair of large scissors open and ran them along the folded paper edge. I still have a deep scar between my thumb and forefinger from the scissors gouging my skin while I was cutting paper decades ago. NOT SAFE at all.
So far I have never been cut with this method. Do you have a tip for wrapping gifts?
Our weather is supposed to turn cold and snow is predicted. I will be thankful for the water table. Mr. C and I are still raking and picking up huge piles of leaves and pine needles from Fall. The trees are almost done dropping. Mr. C also did his rooftop gig of cleaning out the gutters. I was so nervous the entire time but he did really great and wasn't dizzy or off balance at all. Thankfully he is greatly improved and well. Our roof is very high...three stories high...and fairly steep and slippery. You can understand why I was a wreck.
December Delights and lots to enjoy. I am going to savor the magic of this time of year. What is your favorite part of December? Yesterday we took time to go to town and enjoy the crowds of people out shopping. I was enchanted to hear the bells and see the horse drawn carriage travel up and down our little main street of town. I feel blessed to live in such a wonderful place. I have been spending lots of time helping out at my local Chamber of Commerce. I really enjoy the hub-bub of this season. Our town puts on Victorian Christmas and it is magical. I have included the link if you wish to see.
May you be enjoying creating or cooking or baking or whatever makes you the very happiest. Creative Happy Hearts and December Delights Dears...