Item 5 was: Make a little drawstring bag for my Christmas Shoe Box Appeal gift.
I love making these bags, using 2.5" squares from my Box of already cut squares.
As it's intended for a little girl, aged 2 - 4 years, I chose bright pretty squares. A largish scrap of fabric was ideal for the lining and a bright yellow spotty 1.5"strip (also in my pre-cut stash) was used for the casing. Pretty ribbon I had bought in New Zealand and 2 yellow buttons from my Button Stash completed the bag.
Here it is:
I used the same 16 fabrics on each side of the bag but rearranged them in a different order. I like playing with colours and placements!
And a little view of the lining - I love this fabric but can't remember what it is called.
I cut the pieces left over from the lining into a few more 2.5" squares and one 2.5" strip which are already stashed away.
Another gift finished and added to my Shoe Box.
I also bought a couple more things yesterday; a bright orange castanet and a glittery silver star Christmas decoration.