Craft, Fabric, Wrap!

A coworker asked me the other day if I had any of my fabric wine bags and a matching birthday card for sale.  I went home to see what wine bags I had and found two.  One was an autumn theme with leaves and the other purple grape leaves.  I decided to make a matching card for each so she would have a choice.  Here is what I came up with:








Here is a close up of the two cards:


Here are what the wine bags look like when they are put to use.


Lucky for me, my coworker liked them both and bought them all!

This weekend we saw some old friends who had us over for brunch.  I decided to bring a candle from Bath and Body Works in one of their new fall scents as a hostess gift.








Pumpkin Caramel Latte candle

When I went to my wrapping paper drawer, I realized that most of my wrapping gear was still bright, fun, summer colors.  That wasn’t going to work for a Pumpkin flavored candle! What to do?  This is a problem a little crafting paper can fix!










With some autumnal paper and a gold ribbon, this sunshine yellow bag and tissue paper is now set for a fall candle gift!

I also made a pitcher of my special sangria to bring (I’ll post that recipe later this week.) To add to the sangria, we brought a bottle of wine, so I also got to use one of the handmade wine bags. I have to tell my sister it’s time to restock my wine bag supply!










We had a great time at brunch.  Thanks Jim, Nadine, Lincoln and Roman!

What are some crafts you are working on?  How about some of your favorite gifts to bring a host or hostess?  Leave me a comment and let me know!  Links are welcomed and encouraged.

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Have a great day!

4 thoughts on “Craft, Fabric, Wrap!

  1. mackidfairfield says:

    Glad you asked! We just finished posting sneek peek pics of our fruit & veggie stamp craft! Using gently worn hand-me down t-shirts and camis, including those with light staining, we covered and refreshed these items with colored fabric stamps using fruits, veggies, and found items. Take a look on my facebook page
    and then sign-up for my newsletter for how-to instructions in this week’s edition of Macaroni Kid!

    • Maureen says:

      I have red and blue bags from 4th of July (and Liam’s poolside bday party in Philly a year ago if you can believe it!) I’ll be turning those into Winter / Christmas / Hanukkah bags soon!

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