i recently bought a bunch of these striped rugs from ikea. i bought them to make pillows. i love the shade of red and the texture of the rugs. then i saw them turned into bags with jute webbing straps at one of my favorite stores. i had to make some. all i did was fold the rug in half, sew up each of the sides and attach the jute straps. cute right?! i might do a giveaway of one of these. what do you think? would you like one? i feel like my ideas are ridiculous sometimes, actually most of the time.
i filled the bag with these goodies for a friend who recently had a baby, sunflowers, fresh cut fruit, blueberry zucchini bread, egg and cheese bake, orange juice, paper plates and utensils, and a little goody for the big brother.
i also included one of my sleep sacks. this one is my favorite so far. the front fabric is vintage that i ordered off of ebay. isn't it adorable?! i paired it with red ticking and made the bias tape out some fabric i picked up for free at a scrapmeet i went to. sometimes it's hard to combine new and vintage fabrics because the colors produced today just don't compare to those from the past, but these all went great together.
i love ticking.
i love the animals in this print. i love a lot of things. i'm just full of love.
i wrapped the sleep sack like this. this is my new favorite way to wrap presents. i buy old patterns at the thrift store, four of them for a dollar, and then use the pattern instructions as wrapping paper. here i attached bakers twine for the ribbon and attached a little note. i had so much fun putting this care package together. it didn't take much money, just my time and i love that. i love when i can turn some very inexpensive simple items into something great.
happy sunday friends!