Friday, December 11, 2009

Sew and Tell Friday--Wrap and Tell

I am -this- close to being ready to go to the shipping store tomorrow to send my big boxes of Christmas gifts to family in Utah. Here's some of what I've been working on for this Sew and Tell Friday:


Top left: Drawstring bag. What is inside is a surprise. But the person it is for can't read and his parents already know that it is a whole bunch of Thomas duplo blocks and tracks.
Top right: more fabric gift tags, gift cards in sewn wrap. (The sewn gift wrap idea is from Last-Minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson. Isn't it cute?)
Bottom right: red and white gift. I might have to take another picture of it tomorrow in better light. It's really pretty.
Bottom left: I love this one. The shipping box this gift is being sent in didn't have room for another boxed gift, and I didn't even have a box that would fit it anyway. I wrapped it in (yes, I'm blowing this part of the surprise, sorry) (like you couldn't tell by looking, anyway) a dishtowel that is part of the gift.

I took more photos today that I'll be able to share in a couple weeks!

One more thing--I recently entered my Wreath of Doves quilt in the Holiday Traditions Quilt Contest over at QuiltingGallery.com.
Holiday Traditions Quilt Contest

Voting is open until the 16th! They are offering some fabulous prizes, and I'd love to win. Please go vote for my Wreath of Doves quilt!

14 comments:

Leslie said...

i love the fabric sack...it is such a great idea for wrapping something odd shaped

Karen said...

Wonderful gifts. Looking forward to your reveal in a couple of weeks.

Jenny said...

I voted!

Anne at Film and Thread said...

Your gifts look great! I love the tags, especially and also the dish towel.

Sew It Up! said...

Very creative and personable. I especially like the tags.

Pokey said...

So nice to have met your goal on these gifts! I love your dove wreath, too.

ktquilts said...

Beautiful!! I totally wouldn't mind if you added me to your gift giving list!!! You have given me great ideas for next year!!

Merry Christmas,
KT

Krista said...

I voted for your quilt. I've liked that quilt since I first saw it.

Is one of those wrapped presents being sent to my house? :) Are the trains coming here, too?

Merry Christmas! By the way, cute pictures of the little angel and her hair.

Kelli said...

I love the beautiful towel used as gift wrap!

Amy - Park City Girl said...

Looks like fun! Can't wait to see it all in a few weeks - I'm off to vote :)

Catherine said...

Love the fabric sack! such a great idea for those oddly shaped presents.

Diane said...

These are all so cute! THe sack is great and those little tags are so cute... Love the gift card sewn into the wrap!

Nina... said...

I love all of your gifts. Made with such care and love! Thanks for sharing. happy holidays!!

Rene' said...

All your gifts are great!!! I love how you packaged them. Thanks for sharing. May have to "borrow" some of your gift tag and gift card packaging ideas ;-))