In my last post, I mentioned how I needed a crafty project to keep me busy on my spring break from school, and I started sewing petal pouches. “Crafty project” is really code for I-will-disappear-for-2-days-and-ignore-my-family-except-to-feed-them-while-I-get-lost-in-a-project.
Here is how it went down. I made two bags for a teacher appreciation gift I had in mind using materials I had on hand. Miss Priss and Mr. Star Wars wanted a bag too, so we bought some additional fabric and ribbon and made 2 of the large petal bags for them. I now had a small collection. The collection looked unfinished since I had not tried the smallest size bag possible in the pattern. I made two more bags in the mini size. Now, I had a set, but the set would be broken when I gave some of the bags away as gifts. I returned to Hobby Lobby for more material determined to make enough bags for a personal set and have some spares for gifts (and a giveaway??).
Jump to today. Petal bags cover my dining room table. I do have enough for my own set and some for gifts, so I am starting to relax a little just in time for school to start again tomorrow. These are my plans for the bags…
Teacher Appreciation Gift: School Manicure Set
- clear fingernail polish (so it can be used to stop a run in your tights, fix a fraying shoelace, or other classroom emergencies)
- nail clippers (great for snagged nails during the day)
- tweezers (just in case someone gets a splinter)
- emery board
Tween Gift: Trendy Manicure Set
- fingernail polish in “ice cream” colors
- nail clippers
- emery board
- nail art stickers
- Emi-Jay-like hair ties (in the mini bag)
Baby Gift: Diaper Bag Dopp Kit
- travel Q-tips
- baby nail clippers
- travel baby wipes
Pet Gift: Dog Treat Bag
- dog treats
TheRoomDog’s best friend is on the injured list, and we haven’t been able to get the dogs together for vigorous playdates, which greatly reduce TheRoomDog’s need for other activity– like eating pencils. We are trying to deliver the get well gift before the treats are gone. (Bad dog, Birdie.)
I loved your post so much that I ordered the pattern. I can hardly wait to make a bag for my niece and a couple for my friends. Thanks.
I hope you have fun making them– just a warning, they are slightly addictive. 🙂 Thank you for commenting.
I completely get and understand the complete collection need once the manufacturing begins.
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Like mother, like daughter. XO
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