Saturday, August 27, 2011

Gifts for giving ...

Hello friends.  I hope you are enjoying these last few days before school starts.  Our kids have their supplies already packed in their book bags!  Yes, they are quite excited.  I am organizing too and am always surprised by what I find ...

Today I have a few treasures to share ... cards folded from Crumb Cake card stock and papers in black and red.  Glassine envelopes with vintage sheet music, an embossed lithograph of St Nick ... another of a small bundle of holly.  Dyed seam binding in a beautiful shade of green - tied with red and white bakers twine.  Shabby tags wishing you peace and happiness at Christmas.

There's more ... shiny silver jingle bells, star decorative pins and buttons in festive Holiday colors.

How about soft velvet leaves and a shimmery handmade vanilla flower with a sparkle of rhinestone?

A beautiful handmade crocheted doily (perfectly sized for a card front), a red button burlap tag, and a sweet felt heart house.

The best place to keep these treasured finds?  In a pretty pouch filled with Christmas charm, of course!

Perhaps you remember this post ... a bundle of shabby crafty goodness for you or a friend?


Or you may recall this post made last year - the teachers at school were thrilled with this delightful package ... complete with a big chocolate cookie inside.

I hope I've inspired a new way to give gifts ... even the simplest things can be grand.  See you soon!


  1. Wow wow wow - you come up with the most fabulous ideas! I love this line-up. Hard to choose a favourite but that red striped grosgrain stands out beautifully on your bottom project.

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful gift giving ideas.

  2. Beautiful gifts and absolutely fabulous way to display them.

  3. Beautiful ideas Joanne, they are all inspiring and oh so pretty!
    I'm not sure l have a favourite, but l'm partial to the red black and vanilla.
    Thank you for sharing these, your posts are always an inspiration!

  4. Joanne I am drooling over these ... so gorgeous ... not sure that I could ever part with the finished result though ... I love to see the overflowing pockets of pure beauty ... have a lovely day

  5. These are a wonderful way to give little goodies..
    What a great idea.. So Beautiful..

    Hugs, Linda

  6. beauty!
    love those pockets stuffed full of goodies! Beautiful work!

  7. They sure look like great goodies I'd love to receive, Joanne! Let me know if you need my address. ;) LOL