Saturday, 30 October 2010

'Slightly wrinkled' and plans for a Give-Away

When my baby kilner jars were delivered from The Jam Jar Shop the box was stuffed with sheets of slightly wrinkled sturdy brown wrapping paper which I just could not bring myself to put in the recycling bin.    There's something about the not-shiny side of the paper that really floats my boat.   (I don't get out much.)   After a wee bit of pondering over a cup of tea and a crunchy/chewy Ikea biscuit, I decided that all this yardage of brown wrapping could be turned into paper bags for my craft fairs.   After absolutely no pondering whatsoever I also decided that 'slightly wrinkled' only added to the handmade aura, so no point ironing it flat.  HAHAHA, me, ironing!!!
The lovely little wren stamp is from the rubber stamp gallery

Quick whizz up both sides on the sewing machine, trim the edges (tried with the pinking shears but it looked too twee and anyway using pinking shears hurts my thumb), and stamp with a pretty birdie and soon had a big pile of paper bags ready for the hordes of buyers who will be flocking to my craft stalls at the end of November.   They will ....won't they?

linen lavender bags by me. 
sweet tape from petits details on Etsy

linen cinnamon sacks
full of heavenly-scented cinnamon bark chips



big luggage tags covered in pale linen
all ready for the New Year


Look out for my next posting:  I'm planning to have a give-away of a little seasonal collection of the things I've made for the Christmas Bazaars.

Hope you're all having a good weekend!

Chrissie

19 comments:

Fiona said...

Just love that little wren stamp. What a find. Your packages look really neat and very saleable.

Anonymous said...

Everything looks so appealing, how could people not be flocking to your stall ..... I will - but you know that already, right?! Love birds, love linen, love cinnamon, love your work - what's not to love!!
Love Anne

ELK said...

chrissie .. i would have done the same thing! Your ideas are just lovely...the bags make me swoon!!

Chrissie said...

Fiona - thank you - that wren is so sweet, isn't it.
Anne - aaaw, geee! And big thanks again for being Santa's little helper last week!
Elk - hey, no swooning, you're too far away for me to catch you!

Menopausal musing said...

Loving the understated brown paper bags. Brown paper is just so lovely isn't it Chrissie? Like the others, I adore that little wren. Judging by the things you have photographed, you are bound to do well at your fairs. :O)

Magic Cochin said...

What lovely things - I hope they fly off the stall.

Love the paper bags - what a brilliant idea to sew up the sides.

Celia

Printed Material said...

That brown paper doesn't look wrinkled to me at all. What a fab idea to turn it into carriers for your lovely creations. I can smell that cinammon from here.... you have such an unerring knack of putting the right things together Chrissie. If you don't sell out at those Christmas fairs I'll eat my hat! Lesley xx

Things Hand Made said...

They are beautiful, but what are you putting in the kilner jars?

julielea said...

Ooo! Ooo! You have too much style and panache for just one human being, Chrissie... and I'm trying not to be very jealous but I wants some!:) It's all so booootiful!!!!

Gina said...

Love the way you've made your paper bags. And good luck with the fairs... what you've made looks fab.

Jenny said...

The little bags are inspirational, I too love brown paper and especially brown paper parcels (not necessarily tied up with string). You've made some beautiful items for your stall, it will be a great success.

JP said...

the little bird will certaily make them fly away!

bad penny said...

What a dear little bird - and your bags look great & all your filled linen bags.
I had lot of brown wrapping / packaging the other day so carefully folded it to keep for future use.

driftwood said...

just lovely

silverpebble said...

Oh how perfect - your little bags are right up my street, as is the wren. These are very wantable things indeed.

That little berry tart in your sidebar has just made my mouth water!

Scented Sweetpeas said...

So glad I am not the only one who loves brown paper - it is a lovely natural looking material and perfect for your little birdie.

dottycookie said...

If they don't flock, they're mad - the things you've made are utterly lovely.

Ticking stripes said...

Hi Chrissie
Lovely post! Re your comment on my blog - I don't mind at all - but thanks for asking! Which day are you going - 19th or 20th? I'm going on the Sunday - will I meet you?
Wend

Uta said...

I would definitely flock if I could :)