while i love the idea of the make-your-own gift bags i saw posted about on the internet over the holidays, my modest crafting abilities do not extend to the sewing realm. the last thing i sewed was a actual-size baseball bat pillow in my eighth grade "teen living" class. i got a "c."
(our home-ec was inexplicably called that. if we learned to cook something there, i don't recall. i do remember that our teacher admitted to not owning an oven and doing all her personal home cooking in a microwave. mmmmm. her version of teen living involved the aforementioned bat pillows and making us watch a british hygiene cartoon entitled "some of your bits ain't nice!" my actual teen life involved a lot more flannel, "alternative" music, and being scolded for too much giggling.)
but about the gift bags...my sister tiffany (who is not only crafty but exceedingly creative) had a great reusable gift bag idea that even a non-seamstress like me can copy. you know how almost every store is selling their own inexpensive reusable shopping bags? she bought this little pretty (at forever 21, i think), and turned in into a lovely gift bag. i've already used it running errands twice. thanks, tiff!
(this post is part of "thrifty green thursday" over at the green baby guide.)