Monday, 5 August 2013

Little Gift Bags!

Hello Blogging Friends, I hope today finds you all well.
We had a lovely few days with our friends Dale and Stewart, it was full of laughter and good food, and just a little too much wine.  It was great to catch up with all their news and to see their daughter Amanda and grandson Kerr.  Stewart took Alistair off to a jazz night on Friday and Dale and I sat and blethered and put the world to rights, this is where the wine came in.
So I've returned home with my spirits lifted and batteries recharged.

Thank you all so much for the very kind comments on my last creation, and sorry not to have got round all your blogs whilst I was away, I'm sure I've missed heaps but it was just not possible to spend as much time as I would at home touring around them.

I'm showing you the two little gift bags I made to put some goodies into to give to Dale and Amanda;
 For Amanda's bag I used Creative Expressions Antique Dress Forms Stamp Set, won  from Sue Wilson's comment game. Amanda like her mum is a sewer so I thought this was just perfect for her and I used Creative Expressions Embossing Powder to heat emboss.
SB, Floral Ovals
Sewing Machine charm and purple Seam Binding, The Ribbon Girl
Country Companion Paper, and Papermania, Green Gems
Bag from Hobby craft.

Dale's bag has paper from Kanban Vintage Tapestry
Core'dination card
Gothic Border die
SB Medallion seven die
White Seam Binding, and Dazzler, The Ribbon Girl
Sentiment, Papermania
Pearls and Dove from my box
Hobby craft Bag
As they both love candles and fancy soaps that's what I put into the bags and were very well received.

Well that's me for another day, off now to bring in the washing, hopefully it will be dry.
Have a good evening and see you soon

Hugs Kate x


Crafty Lark said...

Both are beautifully decorated Kate, really makes the gifts so special. xx Flora

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

two lovely bags Kate xx

Lorraine said...

Glad to hear you've had a nice time away - it's always good to catch up with friends.
Your bags are gorgeous. The colours and designs look fab.
Lorraine x

Hazel said...

Lovely bags Kate, I bet they loved them. So glad you had a good time, having been away as well catching up with friends I know it did me good and I hope you switched off about work and enjoyed your time with Dale.

Hazel xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

How pretty are these, glad you had a good time

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
So glad that you and Alastair had a good break. Good friends, good food and good wine is a good combination.
Beautiful bags. The blue floral paper is fab. Did have to do a double take when I read "sewer" until I cottoned on (no pun intended) to the sewing theme. I was thinking waterworks at first hahaha!!! Its been a long day LOL.
Ang x

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
so glad you had a great break and relaxing weekend, with your friends. You really can't beat that type of thing to recharge the batteries.
Love your wonderful bagss. Great idea.
Have a wonderful and crafty evening.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

rachel said...

gorgeous gift bags Kate with very thoughtful designs - fabulous xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

So glad that you had a nice time, just what you needed by the sound of it.
Your gift bags are gorgeous, I love the design and fabulous detailing
Sue xx

pam said...

beautiful gift bags Kate, so glad you had a lovely break

Heather Rogers said...

I too panicked when I read sewer! LOL! Great little bags Kate I am glad you had such a lovely time these are the times of which memories are made!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

downrightcrafty said...

great little gift bags love the design
hugs Kate xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Two beautiful bags Kate what a lovely idea for your friends! Glad you had a good time - just what the Dr ordered! Susan x

Marie-Louise said...

Two marvellous bags Kate.

Patricia said...

Great bags Kate I love what you have done on both of them.
Glad you batteries are recharged. Just keep going and you will be fine.

Patricia xxx

Erika said...

Hi Kate it sounds like you had a lovely time. Your bags are beautifully decorated and I have no doubt they were gratefully received.
Wine with friends, hick...the best!
Hugs Erika.

Sandy said...

Your gift bags are lovely Kate and I am sure that Dale and Amanda loved them. What a nice thing to do!

Amber Holder said...

These are great! I especially love the sewing themed one. That embossing is fabulous and the charm is super cute too :)

Best crafty wishes!
Staying Crafty