Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Trick-or-Treat bags

Something about the colder weather and the impending holidays puts me in the homemaking mood. Aside from reading up on how to really, really, care for the laundry like sorting properly (a gentle cycle tag really does mean gentle cycle) and using the proper temperatures (sheets should always be washed in hot don't you know), I have lots of sewing ideas. I stayed up last night to finish little bags for the boys for Halloween. I found the perfect tote pattern in Bend The Rules Sewing. I adjusted the size so they are slightly smaller than the pattern calls for but they'll be perfect for little hands.

One handle is shorter than the other so you can loop the longer one through and make it easier for carrying. Ian grabbed the cowboy one immediately and it is now a holding case for all things Star Wars.

I have several more ideas to work on for Christmas and then I'm going to devote myself to creating with the boys to see what fun things we can come up with. I'm near the point of giddiness thinking about how fun these next couple months are going to be with Ian and Sawyer.



Adam and Raechell said...

What a great job you've done! :D These bags are so beautiful. I love the pattern. Very good job!

The Lehmans said...

Those bags are so darn cute! I was just thinking today that I need to come up with something for my boys. I, however, am not gifted in sewing like you are so I will have to think felt and glue! LOVE the SNL skit, by the way!

Karli said...

That's great, Andrea--love them!

Adam and Raechell said...

Andrea, I couldn't resist another look at these bags and was thinking, you are so smart. Because of the fabric you chose they can use these totes for Halloween and beyond. ;) Very smart.

Tasha, that sounds like another awesome trick or treat bag idea. :)

Andrea said...

Thank you! They were fun to make and yes, I definitely picked some leftover fabric that would last beyond Halloween. :-)

Tasha... I agree, you're bag idea sounds great and I think anything homemade is worth the effort!

Linda said...

I have come for a quick little visit from Tonia's - and stayed because you have such a sweet place here. I love the little bags. They came out just right.
It was fun to stay a while a look at your pictures and read a little about your life.

randi---i have to say said...

Adorable! What a perfect idea for candy and also for other goodies later on!