Sunday, 28 December 2014

Quick and easy gift that's always loved :)

I've made a few zipped bags now (iPad cases, pencil cases, make-up bags) when I've needed a gift that's quick and easy to make but still loved by the recipient and Boxing Day was no exception. We were off to a family party and I had underestimated my Christmas gift purchases so quickly made this little bag for my brother in law's niece (and she loved it):

I used this tutorial from Thimble Lane as I find her instructions for adding the zip really easy to follow. Our friends from London arrive tomorrow for a few days holidays so this afternoon I'm making their 3 daughters each a bag to go with a store voucher and sweets we already have for them:

I've appliqu├ęd their initials to personalise them and chosen colours which I know the girls favour.

Oh, and please indulge me, but we had a tiny bit of snow yesterday in Wales which I think makes our new home look even lovelier:

Linking up with TGIFF, hosted this week by the delightful Lorna of Sew Fresh Quilts:


  1. All your zipper pouches are adorable! Those three girls will be so excited to get such a sweet and personal gift. And thanks for sharing a picture of your beautiful home. Looks so pretty with that light dusting of snow! Ours is all gone..... For now! Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

  2. What great zippered pouches! And I love the picture of your house. It looks so very roomy! Is that red box where your mail is delivered? I actually got to sew yesterday and today for a little bit! Maybe soon I'll be able to blog, too.

  3. Fabulous hand made gifts as always. Your house looks beautiful with a smattering of snow.

  4. The snow makes it lovelier, and probably cozier inside!

    Cute gift. Love little zippy bags as a quick, personal gift.

  5. Very sweet dusting of snow! None here yet...

  6. Your house looks like a picture post card. Very holidayish.. Hope you had the best Christmas. It looks like you delighted loved ones with your gifts. I know you made me smile, BIG!! Happy New Year, my friend.


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