Monday, November 23, 2009

A Sugar Kissed Winner!

I am so happy to announce the winner of our first Sugar Kissed giveaway. It is non other than the very sweet blogger Diane of Saturday Finds. Congratulations Diane!

The project we are sharing today are these sweet little gift bags.

I've used tea dyed muslin that I found at JoAnn's and Wal Mart. I cut my muslin 6 1/2" by 4 1/2". They make small bags. You might want to cut your's bigger depending on what you want to put in it.

Sew 1/4" from the edge. I cut mine on the fold so that I only had to sew up the bottom and one side of the bag. I handsewed these, but if you want to use your machine, great! I then ironed them and cut across the top with pinking shears. Lindsey stamped some of her Christmas images on them. These particular acrylic stamps were purchased at Michael's as well as the Pigment ink pad in Red Pepper.

Just add some twine or a pretty ribbon for gift giving. I really think the receiver will be very enchanted by the gift bag as well as the fact that you made it!

It's the simple little projects this time of year that I enjoy creating and hope that my family will treasure.

It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving. -

Mother Teresa

Have a happy day! Twyla and Lindsey


Irma said...

Hello dear ladies, you have made a nice giveaway.
There the winner very happy.
There is much love in the Christmas bags.

Irma greetings from Holland

Bonjade said...

Oh such a pity.....I would love to have join this give away.
Such nice present made with love...
The winner must be very lucky.
Nice day both

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to the lucky winner......
I love the little bags! They are so delicate!
Have a Wonderful Day!!

Christy said...

Congrats to the sugar kissed winner! I'm loving your stamped bag tutorial. So lovely!

Anonymous said...

Congrats to the winner!

How adorable are those bags.TO cute!

Enjoy the day!

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Thanks for the gift bag idea. I certainly have lots of muslin and other Christmas scraps to make some special bags...especially for my Hand Knitted Gifts! Congrats to your 'Sugar Kissed' winner. Thanks for visiting CollectInTexas Gal's 'Turkey Posts'....Sue

Chandra said...

You know I love them!!! What fun!

Stacey said...

Your little giftbags are adorable! You should link that up to Kathy's Handmade Holidays tomorrow. Her link is on my sidebar. You two are so creative. I can only imagine the fun that you must have!

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Congratulations sugar kissed Diane!
And did I hear "first" give away? ☺
Girls, what a perfect Pink those bags are! I love that tree stamp, too! I haven't used stamps much but my DIL has some I hope to try again some day!

Happy holidays! ♥

NicNacManiac said...

Oh my gosh...thank you so much for this tutorial!! These are the sweetest little gift bags around!!
Enjoy the day today!! xOxO Nerina :)

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

I LOVE those bags!!! How darn cute can you get? Do you think you could use the sewing glue on these? I would love to make some! Thank you so much for sharing this!!

Hugs said...

The bags are just too stinkin' cute!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Sweet Friends...
I so love this post. I am going to have to give it a try at making a few of these bags, as gift give aways. I love them. After they are stamped, I am thinking about little embellishment, or some of the diamond dust glitter to set these little bags on fire. Even fringe or trim would be great.

Many thanks. Stop by and say hi. I love it when you do. Country hugs..Sherry

Mrs Twins said...

I'm just loving all your pink! What a great idea. I enjoy reading your posts very much!
Hugs and Love Sue x

Julie said...

What a lovely and simple gift idea--beautiful, ladies! I WILL be doing this for Christmas giving this year--thanks for sharing all your wonderful ideas!!! Thanks, too, for sharing my favorite image with me! Much love to you both!

Celestial Charms said...

What sweet little gift bags. Your instructions make it look so easy. I think I might like to give try to make some. Thanks for posting them.

Anonymous said...

This is a wonderful idea!! Thank you so much for sharing. I think it would be great to put cedar chips or all spice in the bags... the smell would be wonderful!! Tammy

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh how fun! I was just catching up on your blog and I am loving all of your tutorials. I bought the cutest gingerbread boy stamp at Joanns and was wondering what I would do with it. It is the perfect size for a bag made to hold a gift card. I also love your journal down below. I need to make one of those too. I just need enough time to do all the wonderful projects I have been seeing here and in blogland.
Thanks for sharing!!

Anonymous said...

Hi girls,
These bags are just wonderful!
I thought I would stop to see what what on your agenda today.. so happy I did.
I have a feeling my recent painting would just fit right in with a Sugar Kissed Christmas!
Too fun!
Hugs, Darlene xo

Shopgirl said...

I want to welcome you to my blog. It is always special having a new guest. Your blog is lovely, and I plan to spend many fun moments here. I plan to look back at past posts so I can see all your art.
I love the bags, they are adorable.
My sister Sharon lives in Purcell, Missouri. I think I spelled the town right. She just moved there this summer and we only e-mail. She loves her new home.
Thank you for coming to our corner of the world. We live in Nampa, Idaho.
Hugs, Mary

Terri's ThreadArt said...

Hi! Thanks for coming by my blog ~ I really have enjoyed your too! I did a very similar project as this a few years ago except used red felt as a backing and made little pillow ornaments. I'll try to find the link on my blog.
Have a Happy Holiday!!! Terri


Congrat's to Diane :)
Of course those are darling little gift bags:) Such fun pinkness. have over 200 followers!
Happy Monday!
Deb :)

Gerry said...

These ARE sweet

Becca said...

I made the button cards as ornaments to give to my good girlfriend in Az. I am trying to do all red (pink is red with a little white so it counts!) I am looking forward to making her a few more things. Thanks for you help in this gift making adventure.

parasols and maryjanes said...

These are so pretty - simple and elegant too. I just love holiday hand made gift and decorating ideas! Thanks,

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a beautiful craft project! And congrats to Diane! I know she is thrilled!

Melody said...

Love the bags. There are sooo many uses for those.

Dogwood said...

I love the quote from Mother Teresa. If you read my blog profile, you will see that she is my hero!

Those little gift bags are precious. Love the pink writing.

Enjoy your evening.

Oh yes and congrat to the lucky winner of your give-away!

Lisa said...

Congrats Diane!!
Thanks for offering!
LOVE the bags!!
Happy Thanksgiving!
Hugs, Lisa

Auntie Cake said...

I would adore getting a present in a bag like that. So sweet, I think I need to make up some.

Sherry said...

Love the simple yet so elegant!


Sherry said...

Love the simple yet so elegant!


Heidi Ann said...

I am loving your ideas and instructions- not to mention that they actually seem like something even I could handle making!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Twyla and Lindsay...
Getting caught up on a little joyful reading this morning and realized that I'd missed [a few] of your posts! I'm glad I'm moving forward through your "Sugar Kissed Christmas" posts!
I've decided I'm making gift bags this year instead of buying wrap, and I just may have to make a few of these, too!
Thanks for the great ideas, girls!

Lori said...

Hello Ladies,
I found your blog while surfing other blogs and have to say that I LOVE your blog. I'm a crafter and a scrapper and am always looking for inspiration. I have found it here. I instantly became a follower. Merry Christmas!