I spent the weekend preparing more zippy bags to give as gifts this Christmas. In one afternoon I finished two more and prepped 7. I need zippers and decorative buttons and when I get those I will go into assembly mode and finish them up. I started thinking of all the people who I might want to give a little homemade something to this holiday season and once I counted teachers, day care staff, co-workers, cleaning lady etc, I knew I needed to get busy.
These are the perfect little token gift when you want to give something but don't want to embarrass or overwhelm the person receiving it. I am not even sure what the gift policy is in the office where I work (they probably don't exchange gifts), but hopefully this will be ok since I made them myself. THE PATTERN IS BY TERRY ATKINSON AND IS CALLED ZIPPY STRIPPY BAG. You can get it lots of places including Amazon.com
I dipped into my vast stash of batiks and didn't have to buy a thing except a few zippers. I wanted to show you how pretty these greens are, but it was so gloomy I couldn't get a good picture to save my life.
It was rainy here all weekend, so it was perfect to stay in and sew. I tried a new crockpot recipe for Crockpot Beef Stroganoff, which was delicious. Click on the link for the recipe from "BevCooks". I made it exactly as written and it was awesome. Made the house smell like a French restaurant.
Hope you all had a great weekend!