Thursday, 11 October 2007

Recycling for the little extra this week..




Whenever I buy 12 x 12 papers from my local craft shop they put them in these lovely paper bags. It seemed such a waste to put them in my recycling bin so I decided that they will make great gift bags for all my Christmas pressies this year. I have altered this one for my Mum's pressie using scraps of basic grey. I think I need to add a few more ribbons to the handles, but basically I have a supply of gift bags for free now!


I made the tree by just sewing random lines with my sewing machine,and added Basic Grey letters. I didn't get a chance to do the Daring cardmakers little extra this week so I am hoping they will let me use this as it kind of fits the challenge.
Sarah x

10 comments:

Lythan said...

of course you can. this is awesome. I just love the sewed tree

Nickynoo said...

That's lovely Sarah, and what a fab way to do a spot of recycling!

mum on the run said...

Gorgeous bag Sarah :)

Andrea said...

Great, love the sewn tree

Farmersgirl said...

Great idea, lovely bags.

Hazel said...

What a good idea! I love the template card - beautiful colour!

My Paper World said...

Fantastic idea, this looks lovely!

Sam Morris said...

Fabulous idea and your stitching is awesome!!

Rhi said...

What a fantastic idea! Love what you've done with the embellishments.

Sadie B said...

What a fantastic idea.

Congrats on winning the Sept Just Challenge.