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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

'Tis the Season: Making Fabric Bags

I have to confess that I am woefully behind on my holiday shopping/gift-making this year. I know what I need to buy/make for everyone; I just haven't had a chance or the motivation to actually do it.

As I was flying to New York for work this past weekend, I realized that I have only been home for three out of the past 13 weekends. Yikes!

However, I have two full weekends at home before the holidays, so I should be able to pull it together. If I have a little extra time, I'd like to make fabric bags like I did a few years ago. They are really easy to do (a great first-time sewing project if any of you are interested in taking up sewing!).

There's a tutorial here, although I'd recommend skipping the lining part. It doesn't need to be that complicated!

I'm making refrigerator magnets and cloth napkins for lots of people and apple butter for the neighbors.

That reminds me: Do any of you live in Houston and own canning material? Like the big pot and the tongs? I'd really like to try out the process before I commit to buying the stuff. I might not like it. I would love to borrow someone else's stuff for the day.

I'm also making photo books of the wedding. Per your recommendations, I started using Blurb, which is way, way easier than Inkubook. I'll keep you updated on that front, too.

If your families are like my family and they request a list of things to buy you, here's my list in case it provides some inspiration:

Book: How to Grow Fresh Air: 50 House Plants that Purify Your Home or Office

Book: Harmonious Environment

Book: The Reading Zone

JCrew Corduroy Pants; size = 6; color = coal


Olive Tree


Running Socks; size = medium

Yoga DVD

Undershirts; color = black; size = medium

Running Shirt; size = MD; color = grey/violet

Professional Shirt; size = S; color = binjal purple

Massage Gift Card

Stained Glass Class + Materials; the Wednesday, January class (S1162B)
http://www.llu.com/sdc/group_classes_llu.html?cl assgroup=3637

Designing and Pattern Making Class

Target Ice Bucket

Plant Holder #1

Plant Holder #2

Stripped Socks; color = natural heather; size = medium

Tights; color = brick red; size = medium;

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