This year my little nieces will be getting their goodies in Easter purses.
Very pale sage green canvas + spring green gingham lining + rosy pink stitching.
Square bottomed bag just like this one. No pattern, but the pieces were 8.5 x 11" (I cut around a piece of letter paper) and the gussets were three inches deep. The strap is just a long piece of each fabric, right sides sewn together, turned inside out and pressed.
I hope they're a hit. Now I just have to figure out what to put inside them. Any bright ideas? I'm thinking headbands, little gingham pouches for candy, colored pencils and silly putty. I like the classics.
what a fabulous idea...i love them.ReplyDelete
love the color combo
lucky little nieces!
So cute! It can be used all year round =) They might like coloring books, stickers and hair ties, too.ReplyDelete
such lucky girls! maybe a glass jar filled with colorful gum balls and/or jelly bellies?ReplyDelete
Sooo cute! I love that stitching on the handle, too! I'm a big fan of coloring books -- um, even now -- maybe there's some mini ones? Regardless, they'll love their goody purses!ReplyDelete
oh, so so brilliant! I feel like I say that about your creations a lot--but it is always true:)ReplyDelete
my family has a tradition of getting a book in your Easter basket. This is a fun way to customize the basket (based on age) and to encourage reading. Add a cute "this book belongs to" placard inside.ReplyDelete
Rachel very cute! It would be fun to put one of your note pads in there too and some plastic eggs filled with some little treasures or coins. I can for sure see this little Easter tote filled to the brim with fun stuff.ReplyDelete
Talking about nieces, my niece loved your idea about the headband. She told she has the same problem keeping them in her hair. She was excited with yours. I knew she would- thanks!
Oh my God, will you be my aunt? Mine gave me a horrible olive green biker hat for Christmas and I'm still scared.ReplyDelete
What about bubbles? And crystal tattoos? Stickers?
That's so sweet, very lucky kids!ReplyDelete
Your nieces are lucky gals. This is adorable, and WHO doesn't love silly putty?ReplyDelete
The easter purse is great!! And I think you are spot on with the fillings. . . bubbles would be fun too with a pretty label around the bottle.ReplyDelete
lip smackers gloss & chapsticks were always an easter basket staple at our house.
So cute!! I wish I had something this useful and adorable when I was a girl.ReplyDelete
They will be a hit! I guarantee, and they'll love them for years :) How special! You can add little jellies or jacks in there :)ReplyDelete
So cute! Fill it with nail polish, butterfly stickers, lip smackers... btw, pizza party was a hit!ReplyDelete
Such a sweet design, your nieces will love them. Even more if they come loaded up with Cadbury Cream Eggs! :)ReplyDelete
Holidays like Easter are one of the main reasons why i can't wait to have kids (cause you know, the whole unconditional love thing isn't enough.) It's just so much more fun to hunt for eggs when you're six than it is when you're 26!ReplyDelete
of course that doesn't stop me from stalking the pastel candy aisle at walgreens this time of year...
p.s. these bags ROCK!
what a great idea! these are the sweetest :)ReplyDelete
Lucky little girls~ very sweet bags. What a terrific auntie!ReplyDelete
what cute little purses!ReplyDelete
Rachel - you've outdone yourself again! Such a cute idea! Much cuter than a basket and more useful too.ReplyDelete
that color combo really is great. they look so nice and sturdy, too - is that all shaping, or did you starch the canvas as well?ReplyDelete
i always loved sidewalk chalk in the spring... they're beautiful little bags!ReplyDelete
This is such a cute idea, your nieces are so lucky! I love the idea of the glass jar filled with jellybeans too :)ReplyDelete
always silly putty and bubbles ... peeps and a hollow bunny. jelly beans in tulle bundles and crayons bundled with ribbon - rolled with a new coloring book. hair ribbons tied to the handles.ReplyDelete
Are these ever sweet! And they'll be able to use them for years to come. Really lovely.ReplyDelete
Have you considered making homemade candy, like lemon drops?
love love love...ReplyDelete
i wish i could sew.
i love the idea of homemade candy. also bubbles would be perfect.
You guys have the best ideas! I'm printing out your comments and taking them to the store with me tonight when I go shopping for goodies. Thanks!ReplyDelete
Oh, and Lauren - I didn't use any starch or interfacing. The canvas-y fabric on the outside is nice and thick, and between that and the gussets, it seems to be holding it's shape on it's own.ReplyDelete
That is a lovely idea!ReplyDelete
Rachel, I don't know where you have the energy to be so creative all the time! I'm very impressed indeed - I'm sure you will pick out the perfect gifts for them.ReplyDelete
Oh so lovely! I'm thinking...headbands, bubbles, stickers and of course a chocolate bunny! I'm sure your neices will love the gifts from their wonderfully creative aunt!ReplyDelete