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Saturday, February 15, 2014

A Handmade Christmas

 I have finished my first Christmas gift for the year!  I am joining in at Insight's from SewCalGal Handmade ChristmasChallenge.  The goal is to make Christmas gifts all year long so that when Christmas rolls around you'll have your Christmas gifts finished.
Chris found this pre-printed bag (the bag was printed on the fabric, just needed to be cut and sewn) a couple of years ago on clearance and brought it home to me.  Yes, I know I have a great husband.  I thought it would make a great Christmas gift,  but never got around to making it until this week.  It was super easy to make.I also took the picture of the purse and the strip with extra flowers that was on the fabric and cut it out to make a pocket for the inside.
If I can just keep this up I won't have to worry about a stressful Christmas!

I really like pre-printed stuff, I made a jumper once that way, it was my first dress, they are a super easy way to make a quick gift!  You can check out today's linky party here.

Missy (who totally forgot to write her Valentine's day post yesterday!)

We found a rental, I'm just waiting on the landlord to send me the paperwork for the background checks.


Val Spiers said...

What a fabulous bag. I haven't see much of the pre printed projects around here. I know if I made that bag no way would it stay in the present box. Lucky one who gets this as their Christmas present :)
Glad to hear you have your accommodation nearly sorted. We settled our house sale in 17 days and were a bit panicked about finding a place to stay. I just couldn't picture us rolling up to mum's place with a cat, two cars and a moving truck.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I've never seen a bag pre-printed, but I just love the look of this - great present!!

Kim said...

The bag is going to make someone very happy :-)
Glad you found a place.

Pam @Threading My Way said...

Yay!!! Well done for being so organised. Such lovely fabric and a great bag. Chris is definitely a keeper. There's another monthly Christmas link up at...
Link parties are on 18th of each month.

Nancy said...

What a fun bag. Congratulations on your early Christmas gift making, Missy. It seems like a perfect start to me.

Denise :) said...

My only problem with early present making is that I can't STAND holding onto it until Christmas and end up giving it away long before fall arrives! Your bag is darling and someone is going to be very happy on Christmas morning! :)

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Great idea!!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

LOL I bought a bunch of Christmas presents yesterday "well stocking stuffers" for $5.00 off the clearance table at the local drug/gift store.

MrsAshlee said...

Glad to hear you found a place! I can't imagine the stress of not knowing where you're going to be with everything already packed up! Good luck with the move :)

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